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Mahoning County, Ohio
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Mahoning County Courthouse
Seal of Mahoning County, Ohio
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Map of Ohio highlighting Mahoning County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1846
Named for A Native American word for salt lick
Seat Youngstown
Largest city Youngstown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

425 sq mi (1,101 km²)
412 sq mi (1,067 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 3.2%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

228,614
auto/sq mi (Expression error: Unrecognized word "auto"./km²)
Congressional districts 6th, 13th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.mahoningcountyoh.gov

Mahoning County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 228,614.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Youngstown.[2] The county is named for a Lenape word meaning "at the licks" or "there is a lick", referring to the salt licks in the area.[3] Mahoning County was formed on March 1, 1846; the 83rd county in Ohio.[4] Until 1846, the area that is now Mahoning County was part of Trumbull and Columbiana counties, when the counties in the area were redefined and Mahoning County emerged as a new county.[5]

Mahoning County is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[]

Prior to its formation of a county in 1846, Mahoning County was a destination for a family of Huguenot refugees in the early 1800s.[6]

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 425 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 412 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (3.2%) is water.[7]

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Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 23,735
1860 25,894 9.1%
1870 31,001 19.7%
1880 42,871 38.3%
1890 55,979 30.6%
1900 70,134 25.3%
1910 116,151 65.6%
1920 186,310 60.4%
1930 236,142 26.7%
1940 240,251 1.7%
1950 257,629 7.2%
1960 300,480 16.6%
1970 303,424 1.0%
1980 289,487 −4.6%
1990 264,806 −8.5%
2000 257,555 −2.7%
2010 238,823 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2020 [12]

A pyramid showing the age distribution of the county.

2000 census[]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 257,555 people, 102,587 households, and 68,835 families living in the county. The population density was 620 people per square mile (239/km2). There were 111,762 housing units at an average density of 269 per square mile (104/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 81.04% White, 15.87% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 2.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

93.1% spoke English, 2.6% Spanish, 1.0% Italian, and 0.5% Greek as their first language.[14]

There were 102,587 households, out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,248, and the median income for a family was $44,185. Males had a median income of $36,313 versus $23,272 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,818. About 9.60% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 census, there were 238,823 people, 98,712 households, and 62,676 families living in the county.[15] The population density was 580.2 inhabitants per square mile (224.0 /km2). There were 111,833 housing units at an average density of 271.7 per square mile (104.9 /km2).[16] The racial makeup of the county was 79.9% white, 15.7% black or African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.7% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 21.4% were German, 18.4% were Italian, 16.6% were Irish, 8.9% were English, and 4.2% were American.[17]

Of the 98,712 households, 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.5% were non-families, and 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 42.9 years.[15]

The median income for a household in the county was $40,123 and the median income for a family was $52,489. Males had a median income of $44,516 versus $31,969 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,824. About 12.6% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.[18]

Economy[]

Top Employers[]

According to the county's 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[19] the top employers in the county are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Mercy Health 3,000
2 Youngstown City School District 1,791
3 Mahoning County 1,600
4 Youngstown State University 1,200
5 VXI Global Solutions 1,100
6 City of Youngstown 1,063
7 Infocision Management 1,050
8 Windsor House Assisted Living 850
9 Austintown Local School District 800
10 Akron Children's Hospital 800

Politics[]

Results of the 2020 Presidential Election in Mahoning County

In contrast with many other counties in northeastern Ohio, Mahoning County is historically Democratic-leaning, voting for the Democratic presidential candidate in every election from 1976 through 2016. Between 1976 and 2012 Mahoning County voted Democratic by at least a margin of 17 percentage points for every election. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the county over Donald Trump by 3.3 percent, the smallest margin since 1972; in 2012, Barack Obama carried the county over Mitt Romney by a solid 28.3 percent. However, in 2020, Donald Trump flipped the county Republican for the first time since Richard Nixon's national landslide victory in 1972, carrying it by a margin of 1.9 percentage points.

At the statewide level, Mahoning County generally votes Democratic as well. Since 1970, the county has only voted Republican twice at the gubernatorial level – in the landslide elections of 1994 and 2014.

Mahoning County is split between two U.S. congressional districts: Ohio's 13th Congressional District and Ohio's 6th Congressional District. The respective standing representatives as of the 2020 election are Congressman Tim Ryan and Congressman Bill Johnson.

United States presidential election results for Mahoning County, Ohio[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 59,903 50.26% 57,641 48.36% 1,646 1.38%
2016 53,616 46.23% 57,381 49.48% 4,974 4.29%
2012 42,641 35.07% 77,059 63.38% 1,884 1.55%
2008 45,319 35.50% 79,173 62.02% 3,167 2.48%
2004 48,761 36.69% 83,194 62.60% 949 0.71%
2000 40,460 35.45% 69,212 60.65% 4,447 3.90%
1996 31,397 26.57% 72,716 61.53% 14,065 11.90%
1992 31,191 24.82% 64,731 51.52% 29,728 23.66%
1988 43,722 36.40% 75,524 62.87% 880 0.73%
1984 53,424 40.65% 76,514 58.21% 1,500 1.14%
1980 50,153 40.07% 63,677 50.88% 11,331 9.05%
1976 46,314 36.96% 75,837 60.53% 3,143 2.51%
1972 64,144 49.69% 62,428 48.36% 2,516 1.95%
1968 42,948 34.75% 68,433 55.38% 12,197 9.87%
1964 33,775 27.08% 90,934 72.92% 0 0.00%
1960 51,927 38.73% 82,143 61.27% 0 0.00%
1956 63,992 51.98% 59,126 48.02% 0 0.00%
1952 53,164 43.98% 67,722 56.02% 0 0.00%
1948 37,365 36.94% 62,468 61.76% 1,313 1.30%
1944 35,184 33.42% 70,102 66.58% 0 0.00%
1940 37,496 32.91% 76,441 67.09% 0 0.00%
1936 24,825 27.32% 64,886 71.41% 1,147 1.26%
1932 39,713 52.35% 33,139 43.68% 3,009 3.97%
1928 48,341 63.82% 26,928 35.55% 479 0.63%
1924 37,647 68.12% 9,335 16.89% 8,282 14.99%
1920 29,736 63.85% 14,941 32.08% 1,893 4.06%
1916 11,256 44.62% 13,013 51.59% 956 3.79%
1912 5,839 28.20% 6,838 33.03% 8,026 38.77%
1908 10,760 51.18% 9,312 44.29% 951 4.52%
1904 10,404 59.97% 4,436 25.57% 2,510 14.47%
1900 8,939 53.57% 7,402 44.36% 345 2.07%
1896 8,529 55.27% 6,772 43.88% 131 0.85%
1892 5,806 45.54% 6,358 49.87% 586 4.60%
1888 6,162 51.31% 5,337 44.44% 511 4.25%
1884 6,007 55.59% 4,432 41.01% 367 3.40%
1880 4,943 53.33% 4,044 43.63% 282 3.04%
1876 3,921 48.47% 3,691 45.62% 478 5.91%
1872 3,757 59.13% 2,518 39.63% 79 1.24%
1868 3,387 55.13% 2,757 44.87% 0 0.00%
1864 3,044 55.71% 2,420 44.29% 0 0.00%
1860 2,907 57.51% 1,990 39.37% 158 3.13%
1856 2,323 54.16% 1,937 45.16% 29 0.68%



Government[]

County commissioners[]

Commissioner Party Title
David Ditzler Democratic President
Carol Rimedio-Righetti Democratic
Anthony Traficanti Democratic

County officials[]

Office Official Party
Auditor Ralph Meacham Republican
Clerk of Courts Anthony Vivo Democratic
Coroner David Kennedy Democratic
Engineer Patrick Ginnetti Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Paul Gains Democratic
Recorder Noralynn Palermo Democratic
Sheriff Jerry Greene Democratic
Treasurer Daniel Yemma Democratic

Judgeships[]

Court Judge Party
Court of Common Pleas Anthony D'Apolito Democratic
Court of Common Pleas Anthony Donofrio Democratic
Court of Common Pleas John Durkin Democratic
Court of Common Pleas Scott Kirchbaum Republican
Court of Common Pleas Maureen Sweeney Republican
Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Court Beth Smith Democratic
Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Theresa Dellick Republican
Court of Common Pleas Probate Court Robert Rusu Independent
Austintown County Court Scott Hunter Republican
Boardman County Court Joseph Houser Republican
Canfield County Court Molly Johnson Republican
Sebring County Court Joe Schiavoni Democratic
Struthers Municipal Court Dominic Leone III Democratic
Youngstown Municipal Court Carla Baldwin Democratic
Youngstown Municipal Court Renee DiSalvo Republican
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
58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Democratic
59 Alessandro Cutrona Republican

Ohio State Senate[]

District Senator Party
33 Michael Rulli Republican

United States House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
06 Bill Johnson Republican
13 Tim Ryan Democratic

United States Senate[]

Senator Party
Sherrod Brown Democratic
Rob Portman Republican

Education[]

Colleges and universities[]

  • Avalon University School of Medicine
  • Youngstown State University

Community, junior, and technical colleges[]

  • Choffin Career and Technical Center
  • Eastern Gateway Community College
  • Mahoning County Career and Technical Center

Public school districts[]

  • Alliance City School District
  • Austintown Local School District
  • Boardman Local School District
  • Campbell City School District
  • Canfield Local School District
  • Columbiana Exempted Village School District
  • Hubbard Exempted Village School District
  • Jackson-Milton Local School District
  • Leetonia Exempted Village School District
  • Liberty Local School District
  • Lowellville Local School District
  • Poland Local School District
  • Sebring Local School District
  • South Range Local School District
  • Springfield Local School District
  • Struthers City School District
  • Weathersfield Local School District
  • West Branch Local School District
  • Western Reserve Local School District
  • Youngstown City School District

High schools[]

  • Austintown Fitch High School
  • Boardman High School
  • Campbell Memorial High School
  • Canfield High School
  • Cardinal Mooney High School
  • Chaney High School
  • East High School
  • Jackson-Milton High School
  • Lowellville High School
  • Mahoning County High School
  • McKinley High School
  • Poland Seminary High School
  • South Range High School
  • Springfield High School
  • Struthers High School
  • Ursuline High School
  • Valley Christian School
  • Valley STEM + ME2 Academy
  • West Branch High School
  • Western Reserve High School

Communities[]

Map of Mahoning County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[]

Villages[]

  • Beloit
  • Craig Beach
  • Lowellville
  • New Middletown
  • Poland
  • Sebring
  • Washingtonville (part)

Townships[]

Census-designated places[]

  • Austintown
  • Boardman
  • Damascus (part)
  • East Alliance
  • Lake Milton
  • Maple Ridge
  • Mineral Ridge (part)
  • New Springfield
  • North Lima
  • Petersburg
  • Woodworth

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Berlin Center
  • Blanco
  • Calla
  • Coitsville Center
  • East Lewistown
  • Ellsworth
  • Fredericksburg
  • Garfield
  • Greenford
  • Hickory Corners
  • Knaufville
  • Locust Grove
  • New Albany
  • New Buffalo
  • North Benton
  • North Jackson
  • Ohltown
  • Paradise
  • Patmos
  • Poland Center
  • Rosemont
  • Snodes
  • West Austintown

Population ranking[]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Mahoning County.[22]

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

Rank City/Town/etc. Population (2010 Census) Municipal type
1 Youngstown* 66,982 City
2 Boardman 35,376 CDP
3 Austintown 29,677 CDP
4 Alliance** 22,322 City
5 Salem** 12,303 City
6 Struthers 10,713 City
7 Campbell 8,235 City
8 Canfield 7,515 City
9 Columbiana** 6,384 City
10 Sebring 4,420 Village
11 Mineral Ridge** 3,892 CDP
12 Poland 2,555 Village
13 Lake Milton 2,493 CDP
14 New Middletown 1,621 Village
15 Craig Beach 1,180 Village
16 Lowellville 1,155 Village
17 Beloit 978 Village
18 Washingtonville** 801 Village
19 Maple Ridge 761 CDP
20 Damascus* 443 CDP

See also[]

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

References[]

  1. ^ 2020 census
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 196. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_9V1IAAAAMAAJ. 
  4. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Mahoning County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Mahoning.pdf. 
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  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. ^ "Archived copy". http://www.mla.org/cgi-shl/docstudio/docs.pl?map_data_results. 
  15. ^ 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/DPDP1/0500000US39099. 
  16. ^ "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.CY07/0500000US39099. 
  17. ^ "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/DP02/0500000US39099. 
  18. ^ "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/DP03/0500000US39099. 
  19. ^ "Mahoning County, Ohio Comprehensive Annual Financial Report For Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2019". https://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46428/Mahoning_County_19_CAFR?bidId=. 
  20. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  21. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites
  22. ^ "2010 U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/decade.2010.html. 

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