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Ashland County, Ohio

Ashland County, Ohio
Ashland County Courthouse
Seal of Ashland County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Ashland County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 24, 1846[1]
Named for "Ashland", Henry Clay's home
Seat Ashland
Largest city Ashland
 • Total 427 sq mi (1,106 km2)
 • Land 423 sq mi (1,096 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (10 km2), 0.9%
 • (2010) 53,139
 • Density 126/sq mi (49/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .org.ashlandcountywww

Ashland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 53,139.[2] Its county seat is Ashland.[3] The county is named for "Ashland", the home of Senator Henry Clay near Lexington, Kentucky.[4] It was formed in 1846 from parts of Huron, Lorain, Richland and Wayne Counties.

Ashland County comprises the Ashland, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH Combined Statistical Area.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Transportation 4
  • Communities 5
    • City 5.1
    • Villages 5.2
    • Townships 5.3
    • Unincorporated communities 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Ashland County was formed on February 24, 1846 from portions of Huron, Lorain, Richland, and Wayne counties. Like the county seat, it was named after Ashland, the Lexington, Kentucky-area home of Henry Clay, a Kentucky senator.[5]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 427 square miles (1,110 km2), of which 423 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.9%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties


As of the census[12] 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.


Seal of the Clerk of Common Pleas Court of Ashland County

The Ashland County Airport is located three nautical miles (3.5 mi, 5.6 km) northeast of the central business district of the City of Ashland.[13]


Map of Ashland County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels




Unincorporated communities

  • Albion
  • England
  • Five Points
  • Herefork
  • Lake Fork
  • McKay
  • Mczena
  • Mohicanville
  • Nankin
  • Nova
  • Paradise Hill
  • Redhaw
  • Rowsburg
  • Ruggles
  • Spreng
  • Sullivan
  • Widowville

See also


  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Ashland County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243. 
  5. ^ "Ashland County". Ohio History Central. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  13. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 3G4 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.

External links

  • Ashland County Government's website

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