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Columbiana County, Ohio
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Columbiana County Courthouse
Flag of Columbiana County, Ohio
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Map of Ohio highlighting Columbiana County
Location in the state of Ohio
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Founded May 1, 1803[1]
Named for Christopher Columbus
Seat Lisbon
Largest city Salem
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

535 sq mi (1,386 km²)
532 sq mi (1,378 km²)
2.8 sq mi (7 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

101,877
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Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.columbianacounty.org

Columbiana County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 101,877.[2] The county seat is Lisbon.[3] The county name is derived from the explorer of the Americas, Christopher Columbus.[4]

Columbiana County comprises the Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the larger Youngstown-Warren, OH-PA Combined Statistical Area. Due to its location, Columbiana County is traditionally considered a part of Appalachian Ohio. While northern communities are more associated with Northeast Ohio, southern communities generally share more in common culturally with Greater Pittsburgh and the Upper Ohio Valley. The largely rural county sits midway between the two urban clusters.

Officially considered part of the Youngstown media market, the Steubenville market media stations regularly report in the area as well.

History[]

The principal historic Indian tribes in the area were the Wyandots, Mingoes, and Delawares. Throughout the second half of the 18th century white explorers, starting with Christopher Gist in 1750, came to the area. George Washington, while engaged in land examinations, camped in the area of present-day East Liverpool in 1774.

Columbiana County was founded in 1803 and named in honor of Christopher Columbus, combining his surname with the suffix -iana. The county was the scene of one of the northernmost action fought during the American Civil War; on July 26, 1863 Confederate raiders under John Morgan were surrounded and captured by Union forces at the Battle of Salineville.

The county was home to the largest pottery industry in the world, in East Liverpool & surrounding communities, which produced more than half of the United States' annual ceramics output. Throughout East Liverpool's ceramics history, there were more than 300 potteries.[5][6]

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,390 km2), of which 532 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.5%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties[]

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Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 10,878
1820 22,033 102.5%
1830 35,592 61.5%
1840 40,378 13.4%
1850 33,621 −16.7%
1860 32,836 −2.3%
1870 38,299 16.6%
1880 48,602 26.9%
1890 59,029 21.5%
1900 68,590 16.2%
1910 76,619 11.7%
1920 83,131 8.5%
1930 86,484 4.0%
1940 90,121 4.2%
1950 98,920 9.8%
1960 107,004 8.2%
1970 108,310 1.2%
1980 113,572 4.9%
1990 108,276 −4.7%
2000 112,075 3.5%
2010 107,841 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2020 [12]

Map showing 2012 Appalachian Regional Commission economic designations for Appalachian Ohio, with Columbiana County marked as "transitional".

2000 census[]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 112,075 people, 42,973 households, and 30,682 families residing in the county. The population density was 210 people per square mile (81 per km2). There were 46,083 housing units at an average density of 86 per square mile (33/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.43% White, 2.20% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.0% were of German, 12.9% English, 12.8% American, 12.3% Irish and 9.3% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 42,973 households, out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,226, and the median income for a family was $40,486. Males had a median income of $32,134 versus $20,331 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,655. About 9.00% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 107,841 people, 42,683 households, and 29,101 families residing in the county.[14] The population density was 202.7 inhabitants per square mile (78.3 /km2). There were 47,088 housing units at an average density of 88.5 per square mile (34.2 /km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 95.5% white, 2.2% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 29.2% were German, 17.7% were Irish, 14.6% were English, 9.1% were Italian, and 7.6% were American.[16]

Of the 42,683 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.8% were non-families, and 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92. The median age was 42.3 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $39,502 and the median income for a family was $48,948. Males had a median income of $39,614 versus $27,179 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,635. About 12.1% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Politics[]

Results from the 2020 Presidential Election in Salem, the county's largest city.

Unlike most counties in Northeast Ohio, Columbiana County has been predominantly Republican throughout most of its history. In only eight elections from 1856 to the present has a Democratic Party candidate won the county, the most recent being Bill Clinton in 1996. Despite this, the county was a swing county in the latter half of the 20th century, voting for the national winner in all but two elections from 1952 to 2004. However, it has trended strongly Republican in recent elections, with the party's candidates garnering increasing amounts of the vote in each presidential election from 2000 on. This trend was most apparent in 2016 when Donald Trump posted the best showing by a Republican in the county since Herbert Hoover in 1928 with a 41.4 point margin of victory over Hillary Clinton.

United States presidential election results for Columbiana County, Ohio[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 35,726 71.51% 13,359 26.74% 875 1.75%
2016 31,676 68.13% 12,432 26.74% 2,384 5.13%
2012 25,251 54.66% 19,821 42.90% 1,127 2.44%
2008 25,585 52.54% 21,882 44.93% 1,232 2.53%
2004 25,753 52.06% 23,429 47.36% 283 0.57%
2000 21,804 49.08% 20,657 46.50% 1,966 4.43%
1996 15,386 35.27% 20,716 47.48% 7,527 17.25%
1992 15,016 31.58% 19,765 41.56% 12,773 26.86%
1988 21,175 49.08% 21,581 50.03% 384 0.89%
1984 24,552 54.43% 20,155 44.68% 403 0.89%
1980 20,798 50.55% 17,459 42.43% 2,886 7.01%
1976 22,318 48.13% 23,096 49.81% 953 2.06%
1972 27,308 62.63% 15,683 35.97% 611 1.40%
1968 19,947 46.21% 19,382 44.90% 3,841 8.90%
1964 15,827 35.54% 28,706 64.46% 0 0.00%
1960 28,414 58.64% 20,037 41.36% 0 0.00%
1956 28,783 66.47% 14,516 33.53% 0 0.00%
1952 26,707 58.36% 19,057 41.64% 0 0.00%
1948 17,724 51.32% 16,588 48.03% 226 0.65%
1944 19,976 51.52% 18,796 48.48% 0 0.00%
1940 21,221 48.71% 22,349 51.29% 0 0.00%
1936 16,986 42.26% 22,664 56.38% 548 1.36%
1932 19,707 55.62% 14,284 40.32% 1,439 4.06%
1928 26,405 77.30% 7,461 21.84% 292 0.85%
1924 20,483 69.97% 4,685 16.01% 4,104 14.02%
1920 16,846 60.11% 9,774 34.88% 1,403 5.01%
1916 8,118 46.85% 7,788 44.95% 1,420 8.20%
1912 4,601 28.59% 4,816 29.93% 6,674 41.48%
1908 9,626 53.26% 6,736 37.27% 1,710 9.46%
1904 11,571 67.22% 4,203 24.42% 1,439 8.36%
1900 10,255 60.53% 5,997 35.40% 690 4.07%
1896 9,487 57.80% 6,598 40.20% 329 2.00%
1892 7,232 51.97% 5,573 40.05% 1,111 7.98%
1888 7,700 57.08% 5,154 38.21% 636 4.71%
1884 6,995 57.85% 4,472 36.99% 624 5.16%
1880 6,545 58.45% 4,273 38.16% 379 3.38%
1876 5,417 55.87% 4,000 41.25% 279 2.88%
1872 4,773 61.78% 2,897 37.50% 56 0.72%
1868 4,881 62.42% 2,938 37.58% 0 0.00%
1864 4,553 64.54% 2,501 35.46% 0 0.00%
1860 3,864 60.37% 2,130 33.28% 407 6.36%
1856 3,516 57.55% 2,497 40.87% 96 1.57%



Government[]


County commissioners[]

Commissioner Party Title
Tim Weigle Republican President
Mike Halleck Republican
Roy Paparodis Republican

County officials[]

Office Official Party
Auditor Nancy Milliken Republican
Clerk of Courts Anthony J. Dattilio Democratic
Coroner George Scott Wilson Republican
Engineer Bert Dawson Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Vito J. Abruzzino Republican
Recorder James Armeni, Sr. Republican
Sheriff Brian McLaughlin Republican
Treasurer Bryan Blakeman Republican

Judgeships[]

Court Judge Party
Court of Common Pleas Megan L. Bickerton Republican
Court of Common Pleas Scott Washam Republican
Court of Common Pleas Probate Division Thomas Baronzzi Republican
County Municipal Court Katelyn Dickey Republican
County Municipal Court Tim McNicol Republican
East Liverpool Municipal Court Dominic A. Frank Democratic
7th District Court of Appeals David A. D’Apolito Democratic
7th District Court of Appeals Gene Donofrio Democratic
7th District Court of Appeals Carol Ann Robb Republican
7th District Court of Appeals Cheryl L. Waite Democratic

Ohio House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
05 Tim Ginter Republican

Ohio State Senate[]

District Senator Party
33 Michael Rulli Republican

United States House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
06 Bill Johnson Republican

United States Senate[]

Senator Party
Sherrod Brown Democratic
Rob Portman Republican

Education[]

Colleges and universities[]

  • Allegheny Wesleyan College
  • Kent State University at East Liverpool
  • Kent State University at Salem

Community, junior, and technical colleges[]

  • Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
  • New Castle School of Trades
  • Ohio Valley College of Technology

Public school districts[]

  • Alliance City School District
  • Beaver Local School District
  • Columbiana Exempted Village School District
  • Crestview Local School District
  • East Liverpool City School District
  • East Palestine City School District
  • Leetonia Exempted Village School District
  • Lisbon Exempted Village School District
  • Minerva Local School District
  • Salem City School District
  • Southern Local School District
  • United Local School District
  • Wellsville Local School District
  • West Branch Local School District

High schools[]

  • Beaver Local High School
  • Columbiana High School
  • Crestview High School
  • David Anderson Junior/Senior High School
  • East Liverpool Junior/Senior High School
  • East Palestine High School
  • Leetonia High School
  • Salem High School
  • Southern Local Junior/Senior High School
  • United High School
  • Wellsville Junior/Senior High School

Private schools[]

  • Heartland Christian School – Columbiana
  • East Liverpool Christian School – Glenmoor
  • St. Paul Elementary School – Salem

Communities[]

Map of Columbiana County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities[]

Villages[]

  • East Palestine
  • Hanoverton
  • Leetonia
  • Lisbon (county seat)
  • Minerva
  • New Waterford
  • Rogers
  • Salineville
  • Summitville
  • Washingtonville
  • Wellsville

Townships[]

  • Butler
  • Center
  • Elkrun
  • Fairfield
  • Franklin
  • Hanover
  • Knox
  • Liverpool
  • Madison
  • Middleton
  • Perry
  • Salem
  • St. Clair
  • Unity
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • West
  • Yellow Creek

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places[]

  • Calcutta
  • Damascus
  • East Rochester
  • Glenmoor
  • Homeworth
  • La Croft
  • Lake Tomahawk
  • Negley
  • Salem Heights

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Achor
  • Bayard
  • Cannons Mill
  • Chambersburg
  • Clarkson
  • Dungannon
  • East Carmel
  • East Fairfield
  • Elkton
  • Franklin Square
  • Fredericktown
  • Gavers
  • Glasgow
  • Guilford
  • Highlandtown
  • Kensington
  • Lynchburg
  • Middleton
  • Mill Rock
  • Millport
  • Moultrie
  • New Alexander
  • New Garden
  • New Middleton
  • New Salisbury
  • North Georgetown
  • Reading
  • Signal
  • Teegarden
  • Unionville
  • Unity
  • Valley
  • West Point
  • Williamsport
  • Winona

Population ranking[]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Columbiana County.[19]

* majority of municipality in Columbiana County
** minority of municipality in Columbiana County
county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Population (2010 Census) Township Municipal type
1 Salem* 12,303 Perry City
2 East Liverpool 11,195 Liverpool City
3 Columbiana* 6,384 Fairfield City
4 East Palestine 4,721 Unity Village
5 Calcutta 3,742 St. Clair CDP
6 Minerva** 3,720 West Village
7 Wellsville 3,541 Yellow Creek Village
8 Lisbon 2,821 Center Village
9 Glenmoor 1,987 St. Clair CDP
10 Leetonia 1,959 Salem Village
11 Salineville 1,311 Washington Village
12 New Waterford 1,238 Unity Village
13 La Croft 1,144 Liverpool CDP
14 Washingtonville* 801 Salem Village
15 Lake Tomahawk 485 Middleton CDP
16 Homeworth 481 Knox CDP
17 Damascus** 443 Butler CDP
18 Hanoverton 408 Hanover Village
19 Negley 281 Middleton CDP
20 Rogers 237 Middleton Village
21 East Rochester 231 West CDP
22 Summitville 135 Franklin Village

Notable residents[]

  • Harvey Firestone, businessman and founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
  • William M. Fogo, Wisconsin legislator and newspaper editor
  • Mark Hanna, U.S. senator from Ohio; grew up in Lisbon
  • Ammon Hennacy, Christian anarchist; grew up in Negley
  • Lou Holtz, former college football coach; grew up in East Liverpool
  • Robert Justice, early Ohio statesman
  • William McKinley, 25th president of the United States; grew up in Lisbon
  • William Ralston, who founded the Bank of California and became for a time the richest man in California; born in Columbiana County
  • Clement Vallandigham, Copperhead leader; born and lived for several years in Lisbon
  • Derek Wolfe, NFL defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens; grew up in Negley

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Columbiana County, Ohio

References[]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Columbiana County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Columbiana.pdf. 
  2. ^ 2020 census
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  4. ^ "Columbiana County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39029&sid=0. 
  5. ^ Museum of Ceramics
  6. ^ City of Easter Liverpool Website
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_39.txt. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/oh190090.txt. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  12. ^ 2020 census
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US39029. 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US39029. 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US39029. 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US39029. 
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  19. ^ "2010 U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/decade.2010.html. 

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Coordinates: 40°46′N 80°47′W / 40.77, -80.78

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