Ashland County, Ohio

Ashland County, Ohio

Infobox U.S. County
county = Ashland County
state = Ohio

seallink =
founded = February 24, 1846cite web|url = |title = Ohio County Profiles: Ashland County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
seat wl = Ashland
largest city = Ashland
area_total_sq_mi = 427
area_total_km2 = 1106
area_land_sq_mi = 424
area_land_km2 = 1099
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.58%
census yr = 2000
pop = 52523
density_sq_mi = 49
density_km2 = 19
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
footnotes =
web =
named for = "Ashland", Henry Clay's home|

Ashland County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States, and was formed in 1846 from parts of Huron, Lorain, Richland and Wayne Counties. As of 2000, the population was 52,523. Its county seat is AshlandGR|6. It is named for "Ashland", the home of Senator Henry Clay near Lexington, Kentucky.cite web|url =|title = Ashland County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 427 square miles (1,106 km²).424 square miles (1,099 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.58%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Lorain County (north)
*Medina County (northeast)
*Wayne County (east)
*Holmes County (southeast)
*Knox County (southwest)
*Richland County (west)
*Huron County (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 52,523 people, 19,524 households, and 14,018 families residing in the county. The population density was 124 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 20,832 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.8% were of German, 17.3% American, 10.1% English and 8.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.1% spoke English, 1.2% German and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 19,524 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,179, and the median income for a family was $46,306. Males had a median income of $32,585 versus $22,334 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,308. About 7.10% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.







External links

* [ Ashland County Government's website]


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