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Geauga County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Geauga County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat Chardon
Largest city Chardon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

408 sq mi (1,057 km²)
404 sq mi (1,045 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²), 1.13%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

90,895
225/sq mi (87/km²)
Founded March 1, 1806[1]
Named for a Native American word for "raccoon"
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.geauga.oh.us

Geauga County (pronounced /dʒiˈɑːɡə/ jee-AH-gə) is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 90,895. It is named for a Native American word meaning "raccoon." The county seat is Chardon[2].[3] In 2008, Forbes Magazine ranked Geauga County as the fourth best place in America to raise a family.[4]

Geauga County is part of the ClevelandElyriaMentor Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 408 square miles (1,057 km²).404 square miles (1,045 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) of it (1.13%) is water.

Geauga County receives the most precipitation of any county in northern Ohio, with most of the county receiving over 42 inches annually in an average year, and some parts exceeding 44 inches.[5]

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 90,895 people, 31,630 households, and 24,987 families residing in the county. The population density was 225 people per square mile (87/km²). There were 32,805 housing units at an average density of 81 per square mile (31/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.42% White, 1.22% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.7% were of German, 11.0% Italian, 10.9% Irish, 10.1% English, 6.3% Polish and 6.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 89.4% spoke English, 5.1% German, 1.5% Pennsylvania Dutch and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 31,630 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.90% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.00% were non-families. 17.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $60,200, and the median income for a family was $67,427. Males had a median income of $48,443 versus $30,567 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,944. About 2.80% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over. The median household income and per capita income were the second highest among Ohio counties after Delaware, and 74th and 79th in the country, respectively.

Government

Geauga County Courthouse

Localities

Map of Geauga County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated places

Other localities

Notable residents

See also

Geauga Park District

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Geauga County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Geauga.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Geauga County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39055&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ America's Best Places To Raise A Family - Forbes.com
  5. ^ "Average Annual Preciptation: Ohio", Map, Published by Oregon State University, Data from 1961-1990.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 41°30′N 81°10′W / 41.50°N 81.17°W / 41.50; -81.17


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Geauga County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Geauga County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 1 1806[1]
Seat Chardon
Largest City Chardon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.13%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

90895
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.geauga.oh.us
Named for: a Native American word for "raccoon"

Geauga County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 90,895. It is named for a Native American word meaning "raccoon". The county seat is Chardon6.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,057 km² (408 sq mi). 1,045 km² (404 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.13%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 90,895 people, 31,630 households, and 24,987 families residing in the county. The population density was 87/km² (225/sq mi). There were 32,805 housing units at an average density of 31/km² (81/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.42% White, 1.22% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 89.4% spoke English, 5.1% German, 1.5% Pennsylvania Dutch and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.

Geauga County Courthouse

There were 31,630 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.90% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.00% were non-families. 17.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $60,200, and the median income for a family was $67,427. Males had a median income of $48,443 versus $30,567 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,944. About 2.80% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities

Map of Geauga County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated places

Other localities

Famous residents

See also

Geauga Park District

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Geauga County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39055&sid=0 |title = Geauga County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, Distinguished Member Leroy P. Kemp Jr.. Retrieved on 2006-11-13.

External links


Coordinates: 41°30′N 81°10′W / 41.50, -81.17

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