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Carroll County, Ohio

Carroll County, Ohio
Seal of Carroll County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded January 1, 1833
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Carrollton
Largest village Carrollton*
 • Total 399 sq mi (1,033 km2)
 • Land 395 sq mi (1,023 km2)
 • Water 4.3 sq mi (11 km2), 1.1%
 • (2010) 28,836
 • Density 73/sq mi (28/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .us.carrollcountyohiowww
Footnotes: *Based on population just within the county.[1]

Carroll County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,836.[2] Its county seat is Carrollton.[3] It is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.[4][5]

Carroll County is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area. It is in the Appalachian Ohio region.[6]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Government 4
    • Office holders 4.1
  • Economy 5
  • Culture 6
  • Communities 7
    • Villages 7.1
    • Townships 7.2
    • Census-designated place 7.3
    • Unincorporated communities 7.4
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Carroll County was formed on December 25, 1832 from portions of Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties.[7]

Carroll County lies upon an ancient trail known as the Great Trail,[8][9] connecting the forks of the Ohio with Lake Erie and the inland plains.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 399 square miles (1,030 km2), of which 395 square miles (1,020 km2) is land and 4.3 square miles (11 km2) (1.1%) is water.[10] It is the fifth smallest county in Ohio in land area and smallest in total area.

Adjacent counties


As of the census[16] of 2000, there were 28,836 people, 11,126 households, and 8,155 families residing in the county. The population density was 73 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 13,016 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.20% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.1% were of German, 13.5% American, 13.3% Irish, 9.8% English and 6.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 11,126 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,509, and the median income for a family was $41,114. Males had a median income of $31,611 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,701. About 8.50% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.


Office holders

With date of end of term[17][18]

  • Clerk of Courts William R. Wohlwend December 31, 2012
  • Commissioners:
  • Larry W. Garner December 31, 2010,
  • Doyle D. Hawk January 1, 2013,
  • Thomas A. Wheaton January 2, 2013
  • Coroner Mandel B. Haas December 31, 2012
  • Engineer David A. Miskimen December 31, 2012
  • Prosecutor Donald R. Burns Jr. December 31, 2012
  • Recorder Patricia J. Oyer December 31, 2012
  • Sheriff Dale R. Williams December 31, 2012
  • Treasurer Jeff Yeager September 4, 2013
  • Auditor E. Leroy VanHorne March 11, 2011
  • Municipal Court Judge Gary L. Willen December 31, 2013
  • Common Pleas Judge General Division Dominick E. Olivito Jr December 31, 2012
  • Common Pleas Judge Probate Division John S. Campbell February 6, 2013


Latest USDA data, (2007), show Carroll County led the state in nursery stock production, and was number ten among counties in the United States.[19]

Carroll County leads the state in number of Utica Shale Oil Wells permitted or drilled.[20]


The Great Trail Festival, a festival of old fashioned music, arts and crafts, is held near the village of Malvern each year at the end of August and the beginning of September. A celebration of Ohio's colonial history, the event focuses particularly on the region's Native American and French heritage, complete with a small herd of buffalo and battle reenactment.

The Algonquin Mill Fest is another local festival. Held 4 miles south of Carrollton on SR 332 at the Algonquin Mill - a pioneer village with one room schoolhouse, steam-powered saw and flour mills, as well as several other historic buildings. Hand made arts and crafts are sold, along with flour milled during the festival, a pancake breakfast and chicken barbecue dinners.


Map of Carroll County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels



Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

See also


  1. ^ "Carroll County data (population)".  
  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. ^ Knepper, George W. (2002). The Official Ohio Lands Book (PDF). The Auditor of the State of Ohio. p. 75. 
  6. ^ Appalachian Regional Commission
  7. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Ohio Historical Marker
  9. ^ Carroll County Historical Marker
  10. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  14. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  16. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  17. ^ County Website
  18. ^ Mr. Thrifty 3, Nov. 12, 2009, page 3
  19. ^ "2007 census of agriculture" (PDF).  
  20. ^ "Utica/Point Pleasant Shale Wells" (PDF).  

External links

  • County website
  • Carroll County Visitor's Bureau
  • Carroll County Historical Society

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