Mahoning County, Ohio

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Mahoning County, Ohio
Seal of Mahoning County (Ohio)
Map of Ohio highlighting Mahoning County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1846[1]
Named for a Native American word for salt lick
Seat Youngstown
Largest city Youngstown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

425.29 sq mi (1,101 km²)
411.62 sq mi (1,066 km²)
13.66 sq mi (35 km²), 3.21%
 - (2010)
 - Density

580.2/sq mi (224/km²)
Congressional districts 6th, 13th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 238,823, which is a decrease of 7.3% from 257,555 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Youngstown.[3] The county is named for an Indian word meaning "salt lick".[4]

Mahoning county is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 425.29 square miles (1,101.5 km2), of which 411.62 square miles (1,066.1 km2) (or 96.79%) is land and 13.66 square miles (35.4 km2) (or 3.21%) is water.[5]

Adjacent countiesEdit


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%
Est. 2012 235,145 −8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]
USA Mahoning County, Ohio age pyramid

A pyramid showing the age distribution of the County.

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 257,555 people, 102,587 households, and 68,835 families residing 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.[8]

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.



Map of Mahoning County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Mahoning County, Ohio with municipal and township labels




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Coordinates: 41°01′N 80°46′W / 41.02, -80.77

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