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Encyclopedia > Stark County, Ohio
Stark County, Ohio
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Map of Ohio highlighting Stark County
Location in the state of Ohio
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Ohio's location in the USA
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Founded February 13, 1808[1]
Seat Canton
Largest City Canton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

581 sq mi (1,505 km²)
576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²), 0.82
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

378,098
656/sq mi (253/km²)
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.stark.oh.us
Named for: John Stark

Stark County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the population was 378,098. Its county seat is Canton6 and is named for John Stark, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[2] Image File history File links Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Stark_County. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_OH.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ohio ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1808 (MDCCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time Zone is also a historical computer game. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precison atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... General John Stark John Stark (August 28, 1728 - May 8, 1822) was a general who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names. ... General John Stark John Stark (August 28, 1728 - May 8, 1822) was a general who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,505 km² (581 mi²). 1,492 km² (576 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (5 mi²) of it (0.82%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Stark County, Ohio, is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as 8 counties. Portage County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Columbiana County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Tuscarawas County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Holmes County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Summit County is a urban county located in the state of Ohio, United States. ...


History

The Stark County courthouse in downtown Canton

Stark County was named in honor of American Revolutionary War General John Stark. John Stark (August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822) was a general who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777. Download high resolution version (975x737, 125 KB)Stark County, Ohio courthouse in downtown Canton, Ohio (taken Sept. ... Download high resolution version (975x737, 125 KB)Stark County, Ohio courthouse in downtown Canton, Ohio (taken Sept. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... General John Stark John Stark (August 28, 1728 - May 8, 1822) was a general who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ...


In the later 20th century, Stark County's voting record swung from one party to another, closely tracking the winner of the U.S. Presidential election. Even within the swing state of Ohio, Stark County is regarded as a quintessential bellwether, and thus presidential candidates have typically made multiple visits to the region. Major media outlets typically pay close attention to the election results in the county. The New York Times in particular has covered the county's citizens and their voting concerns in a series of features each election cycle for over a decade. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... This article is about the office in the United States. ... An image displaying current swing states in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... In politics, a bellwether (often, incorrectly, bellweather or bellwhether) is a region whose political tendencies match in microcosm what occurs in a wider area. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 378,098 people, 148,316 households, and 102,782 families residing in the county. The population density was 253/km² (656/mi²). There were 157,024 housing units at an average density of 105/km² (272/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.28% White, 7.20% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 148,316 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $39,824, and the median income for a family was $47,747. Males had a median income of $37,065 versus $23,875 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,417. About 6.80% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Main article: Ohio county government The government of Ohios counties is marked by a loose organization and a diffusion of power, the basic framework not having been changed since the Nineteenth century. ...


Localities

Map of Stark County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Stark County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

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Cities

Alliance is a city in Mahoning and Stark counties in Ohio. ... Canal Fulton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Louisville is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Massillon is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... North Canton is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ...

Villages

Beach City is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Brewster is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... East Canton is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... East Sparta is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Hartville is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Hills and Dales is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Limaville is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Minerva is a village located in Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark counties in Ohio. ... Meyers Lake is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Navarre (after the Navarre region in Spain) is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Waynesburg is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... A Street in Wilmot Wilmot is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ...

Townships

Bethlehem Township is located in southern Stark County. ... Canton Township is a Civil township located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Jackson Township, Ohio is an affluent suburban/rural community between Akron and Canton. ... Lake Township is an urban township located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Lawrence Township is located in western Stark County. ... Lexington Township is found in the northeast corner of Stark County. ... Marlboro Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Nimishillen Township is a township located around the city of Louisville in Stark County, Ohio. ... Osnaburg Township is found in eastern Stark County. ... Paris Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Perry township is an Urban Township located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Pike Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Plain Township is a township located around the city of Canton in Stark County, Ohio. ... Sandy Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Sugar Creek Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Tuscarawas Township is a township in Stark County, Ohio. ... Washington Township is found in eastern Stark County. ...

Census-designated places

Greentown is a census-designated place located in Stark County, Ohio, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 3,154. ... Perry Heights is a census-designated place located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Uniontown is a census-designated place located in Stark County, Ohio. ...

Other localities

  • Avondale
  • Cairo
  • Maximo
  • Marchand

Maximo is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Middlebranch is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... North Lawrence is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Paris is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Robertsville is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ...

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Stark County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ Stark County data. Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.

Stark County, Ohio
Canton, county seat
Cities

Alliance | Canal Fulton | Canton | Louisville | Massillon | North Canton 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Stark_County. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... List of Ohio county seats: Adams County-West Union Allen County-Lima Ashland County-Ashland Ashtabula County-Jefferson Athens County-Athens Auglaize County-Wapakoneta Belmont County-Saint Clairsville Brown County-Georgetown Butler County-Hamilton Carroll County-Carrollton Champaign County-Urbana Clark County-Springfield Clermont County-Batavia Clinton County-Wilmington Columbiana... Alliance is a city in Mahoning and Stark counties in Ohio. ... Canal Fulton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Louisville is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Massillon is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... North Canton is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ...

Villages

Beach City | Brewster | East Canton | East Sparta | Hartville | Hills and Dales | Limaville | Magnolia | Meyers Lake | Minerva | Navarre | Waynesburg | Wilmot Beach City is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Brewster is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... East Canton is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... East Sparta is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Hartville is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Hills and Dales is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Limaville is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Magnolia is a village located in Carroll and Stark counties in Ohio. ... Meyers Lake is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Minerva is a village located in Carroll, Columbiana, and Stark counties in Ohio. ... Navarre (after the Navarre region in Spain) is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Waynesburg is a village located in Stark County, Ohio. ... A Street in Wilmot Wilmot is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ...

Townships

Bethlehem | Canton | Jackson | Lake | Lawrence | Lexington | Marlboro | Nimishillen | Osnaburg | Paris | Perry | Pike | Plain | Sandy | Sugar Creek | Tuscawaras | Washington Bethlehem Township is located in southern Stark County. ... Canton Township is a Civil township located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Jackson Township, Ohio is an affluent suburban/rural community between Akron and Canton. ... Lake Township is an urban township located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Lawrence Township is located in western Stark County. ... Lexington Township is found in the northeast corner of Stark County. ... Marlboro Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Nimishillen Township is a township located around the city of Louisville in Stark County, Ohio. ... Osnaburg Township is found in eastern Stark County. ... Paris Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Perry township is an Urban Township located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Pike Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Plain Township is an urban township located around the city of Canton in Stark County, Ohio. ... Sandy Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Sugar Creek Township is one of 17 townships in Stark County, Ohio. ... Tuscawaras Township is found in western Stark County. ... Washington Township is found in eastern Stark County. ...

Census-designated places

Greentown | Perry Heights | Uniontown Greentown is a census-designated place located in Stark County, Ohio, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 3,154. ... Perry Heights is a census-designated place located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Uniontown is a census-designated place located in Stark County, Ohio. ...

Other localities

Maximo | Middlebranch | North Lawrence | Paris | Robertsville Maximo is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Middlebranch is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... North Lawrence is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Paris is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ... Robertsville is an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States. ...


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Stark County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (511 words)
Stark County is a county located in the state of Ohio.
Stark County, Ohio, is one of the few counties in the United States to border as many as 8 counties.
In the county, the population is spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
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