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

420 sq mi (1,088 km²)
413 sq mi (1,069 km²)
7 sq mi (19 km²), 1.75%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

542,899
1,315/sq mi (508/km²)
Founded March 3, 1840[1][2]
Named for the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.summit.oh.us
Summit County Courthouse

Summit County is an urban county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 542,899. In 2007 the population was estimated to be 543,487.[3] Its county seat is Akron.[4] It was originally named "Summit County" because the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal is located in the county.

Summit County is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Government

Summit County is the only county of the 88 in Ohio that has a charter government, as authorized by the Article X of the Ohio Constitution. Under its charter, rather than three elected commissioners, Summit County has an elected County Executive and an eleven member County Council. Summit County also has an appointed Medical Examiner rather than an elected Coroner, and an elected Fiscal Officer, who exercises the powers and performs the duties of a county auditor, treasurer and recorder. The remaining officials are similar to the officials in other counties. They include the following:

  • Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas (elected)
  • Prosecuting Attorney (elected)
  • Engineer (elected)
  • Sheriff (elected)
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County Executives

  • John E. Morgan, 1981-1989
  • Tim Davis, 1989-2001
  • James B. McCarthy, 2001-2007[5]
  • Russell M. Pry, 2007-Present[6][7][8]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 420 square miles (1,088 km²): 413 square miles (1,069 km²) land, and 7 square miles (19 km²) (1.75%) water. The largest portion of Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in the northern part of the county. The southern border of the former Connecticut Western Reserve passes through the southern part of the county, leading to jogs in the east and west borders of the county.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 22,560
1850 27,485 21.8%
1860 27,344 −0.5%
1870 34,674 26.8%
1880 43,788 26.3%
1890 54,089 23.5%
1900 71,715 32.6%
1910 108,253 50.9%
1920 286,065 164.3%
1930 344,131 20.3%
1940 339,405 −1.4%
1950 410,032 20.8%
1960 513,569 25.3%
1970 553,371 7.8%
1980 524,472 −5.2%
1990 514,990 −1.8%
2000 542,899 5.4%
Est. 2007 543,487 0.1%
Population 1840-2007.[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 542,899 people, 217,788 households, and 144,611 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,315 people per square mile (508/km²). There were 230,880 housing units at an average density of 559 per square mile (216/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.50% White, 13.19% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.3% were of German, 10.1% Irish, 9.2% Italian, 8.2% English and 7.9% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.6% spoke English and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 217,788 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 28.00% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,304, and the median income for a family was $52,200. Males had a median income of $40,117 versus $26,831 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,842. About 7.50% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Summit County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

Defunct townships

Census-designated places

Other communities

Colleges and universities

Parks

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Summit County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Summit.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  2. ^ "Summit County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39153&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-05-39.csv
  4. ^ "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.  
  5. ^ McCarthy retired on June 30, 2007. "McCarthy, 67, Turns New Corner,". Akron Beacon Journal, 30 June 2007.
  6. ^ Pry Biography
  7. ^ On July 12, 2007, Pry was appointed by a majority vote of the Summit County Democratic Party's Central Committee to finish the remainder of McCarthy's second term. "Pry Named County Executive." Akron Beacon Journal, 13 July 2007
  8. ^ On November 4, 2008, Pry was elected to a four-year term as County Executive with over 60% of the vote. "Republicans Lose More Ground in Summit Races, Democrats Gain Spot with Brubaker Beating Incumbent Engineer." Akron Beacon Journal, 6 November 2008
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 41°08′N 81°32′W / 41.13°N 81.53°W / 41.13; -81.53


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
(Redirected to Summit County (Ohio) article)

From Wikitravel

Summit County, Ohio

Summit County [1] is located in the heart of Northeast Ohio.

Regions

Surrounding Counties

  • Akron, the County Seat of Summit County, was formerly known as the Rubber Capital, and has successfully made the transition from the world's tire manufacturing hub to its high-tech Polymers Research Center, now referred to as the is the Polymer Capital. It is also the home of the All-American Soap Box Derby.
  • Barberton
  • Cuyahoga Falls just north of Akron sits atop the waterfalls of the Cuyahoga River.
  • Fairlawn is the commercial mecca on the northwest side of Akron and was home of many of the pioneers of the rubber industry, such as the Goodyear, Seiberling and Firestone families.
  • Green
  • Hudson is a picturesque Western Reserve town, located between Cleveland and Akron.
Western Reserve charm in Hudson
Western Reserve charm in Hudson
  • Boston Heights
  • Clinton
  • Lakemore
  • Mogadore
  • Reminderville
  • Silver Lake
  • Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Rd., Akron. 74 non-electric campsites, 400 horsepower limit on lake, 8 boat launch ramps, boat rentals, fishing, hunting, beach, five miles of hiking trails, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, basketball court, hunting waterfowl in designated areas.
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Summit County Courthouse
Summit County Courthouse

Summit County was created by an act of Congress on March 3, 1840. It was formed from Medina County, Portage County, and two townships from Stark County. Summit County is named because the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal was located here. Summit County is the only of Ohio's 88 counties that has a charter government.

  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport (IATA: CAK), 5400 Lauby Road Northwest, +1-(330)-499-4221, [2]. Fly into AKC if you can - small, easy to navigate, quick in-and-out.  edit
  • Greyhound, 781 Grant Street (In Akron), +1-(330)-434-9185, [3]. Station and ticketing hours: Daily 7:30 - 10:00 pm.  edit

Get around

Summit County is easy to navigate, considering that four of Ohio's major highways run through Summit County.

  • I-271 starts at its intersection with I-71, in Medina, Ohio, and ends at I-90, near Willoughby Hills, Ohio. In Summit County, I-271 runs Southwest to Northeast through Richfield, Boston Township, Boston Heights, and Macedonia.
  • I-80 begins in San Francisco, California, and ends near Fort Lee, New Jersey, outside of New York City. In Summit County, I-80, also known as the Ohio Turnpike for its duration in Ohio, runs East and West, through Richfield, Peninsula (no exit), and Hudson. The Ohio Turnpike is a toll road.
  • Ohio State Route 8 begins in Cleveland and ends at the I-76 and I-77 interchange in Akron. Route 8 becomes a highway near Northfield and connects the eastern side of the county with I-77 and I-76. Route 8 runs North and South in Summit County through Northfield, Macedonia, Boston Heights, Silver Lake, Cuyahoga Falls, and Akron.
  • Hale Farm and Village, [4]
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, 714 North Portage Path, (330) 836-5533 [5]
  • Don Drumm Studios, [6]
  • Akron Zoological Gardens
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, 221 South Broadway Street, (330) 762-4463 [7]
  • Akron Art Museum, 70 East Market Street, (330) 376-9185 [8]

Do

Sports

  • AA Baseball: Akron Aeros, [9]
  • Golf: World Golf Championship NEC Invitational, [10]
  • Racing: All-American Soap Box Derby, [11]
  • Horse Racing: Northfield Park, [12]
  • Skiing / Snowboarding: Boston Mills / Brandywine, [13]
  • Portage Lakes Career Center, [14]
  • The University of Akron, [15].
  • Gasoline Alley, 870 North Cleveland Massilon Road (Bath), (330) 666-2670. Deli, Pizza
  • The Grapevine Cafe, 25 Ghent Plaza (Fairlawn), (330) 836-1767. Breakfast, Coffehouse/Cafe
  • Winking Lizard Tavern, 1615 Main Street (Peninsula), (330) 657-2770. American, Brewpub/Pub Fare, Pizza
  • Teschners Tavern, 4252 Broadview Road (Richfield), (330) 659-9094. American, Bar
  • Whitey's Booze 'N' Burgers, 3600 Brecksville Road (Richfield), (330) 659-3600. Bar, American, Burgers
  • Fisher's Cafe and Pub, 1607 Main Street (Peninsula), (330) 657-2651. American
  • Moe's, 2385 Front Street (Cuyahoga Falls), (330) 928-6600. Eclectic
  • Russo's, 4895 State Road (Cuyahoga Falls), (330) 923-2665. Cajun/Creole, Italian, Southwestern
  • RiverFront Restaurant (Cuyahoga Falls), 1989 Front Street, (330) 929-3000. Eclectic;
  • Ken Stewart's Lodge, 1911 North Cleveland Massilon Road (Bath), (330) 666-8881. Contemporary, Seafood, Steakhouse Cuisine
  • Lanning's, 826 North Cleveland Massilon Road (Bath), (330) 666-1159. Contemporary, Seafood, Steakhouse Cuisine
  • LeFever's River Grille, 2291 Riverfront Parkway (Cuyahoga Falls), (330) 923-4233. Patio, American, New American
  • Stancato's Cafe, 3960 Broadview Road (Richfield), (330) 659-6509. American, Italian Cuisine
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Genealogy

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Summit County, Ohio
Seal of Summit County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Summit County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 3, 1840[1][2]
Seat Akron
Largest City Akron
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.75%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

542899
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.summit.oh.us
Named for: the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal

Summit County is a urban county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 542,899. Its county seat is Akron6. It is named because the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal was located here.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,088 km² (420 sq mi). 1,069 km² (413 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.75%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 542,899 people, 217,788 households, and 144,611 families residing in the county. The population density was 508/km² (1,315/sq mi). There were 230,880 housing units at an average density of 216/km² (559/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 83.50% White, 13.19% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 217,788 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 28.00% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,304, and the median income for a family was $52,200. Males had a median income of $40,117 versus $26,831 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,842. About 7.50% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

Summit County is the only county of the 88 in Ohio that has a charter government, as authorized by the Article X of the Ohio Constitution. Under its charter, rather than three elected commissioners, Summit County has an elected County Executive and an eleven member County Council. Summit County also has an appointed Medical Examiner rather than an elected Coroner and an elected Fiscal Officer, who exercises the powers and performs the duties of a county auditor, treasurer and recorder. The remaining officials are similar to the officials in other counties. They include the following:

  • Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas (elected)
  • Prosecuting Attorney (elected)
  • Engineer (elected)
  • Sheriff (elected)

Cities, Villages, CDPs, and Townships

Map of Summit County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Census-Designated Places

Other localities

Townships

Current

Defunct

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Summit County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ Summit County data. {{subst:#ifexist:Ohio State University|[[Ohio State University|]]|[[Wikipedia:Ohio State University|]]}} Extension Data Center. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.

Template:Summit County, Ohio

Coordinates: 41°08′N 81°32′W / 41.13, -81.53

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