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

979 sq mi (2,535 km²)
228 sq mi (591 km²)
751 sq mi (1,944 km²), 76.69%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

227,511
997/sq mi (385/km²)
Founded March 6, 1840[1]
Named for Lake Erie
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Lake County Courthouse.jpg
Lake County Courthouse
Website www.lakecountyohio.gov

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 227,511. The county seat is Painesville[2], and the county name comes from its location on the southern shore of Lake Erie.[3]

Lake County is part of the ClevelandElyriaMentor Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 979 square miles (2,535 km²).228 square miles (591 km²) of it is land and 751 square miles (1,944 km²) of it (76.69%) is water. Lake County is Ohio's smallest county by land area.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Lake County
Population by year[1]

1840 13,710
1850 14,654
1860 15,576
1870 15,935
1880 16,326
1890 18,235
1900 21,680
1910 22,927
1920 28,667
1930 41,674
1940 50,020
1950 75,979
1960 148,700
1970 197,200
1980 212,801
1990 215,499
2000 227,511

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 227,511 people, 89,700 households, and 62,520 families residing in the county. The population density was 997 people per square mile (385/km²). There were 93,487 housing units at an average density of 410 per square mile (158/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.40% White, 1.99% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.5% were of German, 14.6% Italian, 12.7% Irish, 8.1% English, 6.2% Polish, 5.7% American and 5.4% Slovene ancestry according to Census 2000. 93.6% spoke English and 1.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 89,700 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,763, and the median income for a family was $57,134. Males had a median income of $40,916 versus $28,434 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,160. About 3.50% of families and 5.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Environment

Scorecard ranks Lake County among the worst 10% of counties in the U.S. in terms of cancer risk, developmental and reproductive toxicants, and other categories as well; this is comparable with most major cities and densely populated areas.

Lake County has a large public park system. Kirtland is home to the Holden Arboretum and the location of Gildersleeve Mountain. Headlands Beach State Park is located in Mentor. The Grand River is a state wild and scenic river and the Chagrin River is a state scenic river.

Transportation

Laketran is the transit agency servicing Lake County. Interstate 90 runs northeast/southwest through Lake County, roughly parallel to State Route 2; together these roads make up the major traffic arteries in the county. There is currently no passenger rail service in Lake County.

Library services

Lake County is served by the following libraries:

Localities

Map of Lake County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated place

Other places

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Lake County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Lake.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. ^ "Lake County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39085&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "HAPLR Top Ten by Population". HAPLR Index. http://www.haplr-index.com/HAPLR100.htm.  
  6. ^ a b "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. http://winslo.state.oh.us/publib/2005_stats_by_county.xls. Retrieved October 28, 2006.  

Coordinates: 41°49′N 81°14′W / 41.82°N 81.24°W / 41.82; -81.24


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Lake County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Lake County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 6 1840[1]
Seat Painesville
Largest City Mentor
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 76.69%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

227511
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.lakecountyohio.gov
Named for: Lake Erie

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 227,511. The county seat is Painesville6, and the county name comes from its location on the southern shore of Lake Erie.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,535 km² (979 sq mi). 591 km² (228 sq mi) of it is land and 1,944 km² (751 sq mi) of it (76.69%) is water. Lake County is Ohio's smallest county by land area.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 227,511 people, 89,700 households, and 62,520 families residing in the county. The population density was 385/km² (997/sq mi). There were 93,487 housing units at an average density of 158/km² (410/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.40% White, 1.99% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 89,700 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,763, and the median income for a family was $57,134. Males had a median income of $40,916 versus $28,434 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,160. About 3.50% of families and 5.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.50% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government.

Environment

Scorecard ranks Lake County among the worst 10% of counties in the U.S. in terms of cancer risk, developmental and reproductive toxicants, and other categories as well; this is comparable with most major cities and densely populated areas. Lake County is also home to a nuclear power plant, in Perry, located on the shore of Lake Erie.

Lake County has a large public park system. Kirtland is home to the Holden Arboretum and the location of Gildersleeve mountain. Headlands Beach State Park is located in Grand River and Mentor. The Grand River is a state wild and scenic river and the Chagrin River is a state scenic river.

Transportation

Laketran is the transit agency servicing Lake County. Interstate 90 runs northeast/southwest through Lake County, roughly parallel to State Route 2; together these roads make up the major traffic arteries in the county. There is currently no passenger rail service in Lake County.

Library services

Lake County is served by the following libraries:

  • Fairport Harbor Public Library in Fairport Harbor
  • Kirtland Public Library in Kirtland
  • Madison Public Library in Madison
  • Mentor Public Library in Mentor
  • Morley Public Library in Painesville
  • Perry Public Library in Perry
  • Wickliffe Public Library in Wickliffe
  • Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, headquartered in Willowick with branches in Eastlake, Willoughby, and Willoughby Hills. In 2005, the library loaned more than 1.2 million items to its 37,000 cardholders. Total holding are over 216,000 volumes with over 850 periodical subscriptions.[3]

Localities

Map of Lake County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated place

Other place

See also

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Lake County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39085&sid=0 |title = Lake County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ 2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town. State Library of Ohio. Retrieved on october 3, 2006.

Coordinates: 41°49′N 81°14′W / 41.82, -81.24

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