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Summit County, Ohio

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Summit County is an urban county in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 541,7813 making it the fourth-most populous county in Ohio Its county seat is Akron4 The county was formed on March 3, 1840, from portions of Medina, Portage and Stark Counties It was named "Summit County" because the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal is located in the county5

Summit County is part of the Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Major highways
    • 12 Adjacent counties
    • 13 National protected area
  • 2 Government
    • 21 Summit County Council
    • 22 County Executives
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2010 census
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Education
    • 51 School districts
    • 52 Colleges and universities
  • 6 Recreation
  • 7 Communities
    • 71 Cities
    • 72 Villages
    • 73 Townships
    • 74 Defunct townships
    • 75 Census-designated places
    • 76 Other unincorporated communities
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 41938 square miles 1,086 km2, of which 41208 square miles 1,067 km2 is land and 73 square miles 19 km2 17% is water6 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 highwaysedit

  • I-76
  • I-77
  • I-80 / Ohio Turnpike
  • I-271
  • I-277
  • I-480
  • US 224
  • SR 8

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Cuyahoga County - northwest
  • Geauga County - northeast
  • Portage County - east
  • Stark County - south
  • Wayne County - southwest
  • Medina County - west

National protected areaedit

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park also extends north into Cuyahoga County

Governmentedit

See also: Ohio county government

Summit County, along with Cuyahoga County, is one of two of Ohio's 88 counties that have 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 Eight members of the council are elected from individual districts the other three are elected at large 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 Courts - Sandra Kurt D elected7
  • Prosecuting Attorney - Sherri Bevan Walsh D elected
  • Engineer - Alan Brubaker D elected
  • Sheriff - Steve Barry D elected
  • Fiscal Officer - Kristen Scalise D elected

Summit County currently has 14 Common Pleas judges They are:

  • Jason T Wells R, 8
  • Paul J Gallagher D,
  • Christine Croce R,
  • Amy Corrigall Jones R,
  • Alison McCarty R,
  • Tammy O'Brien R,
  • Joy Oldfield D, 9
  • Mary Margaret Rowlands D,
  • Alison Breaux D, and
  • Jill Flagg Lanzinger R
  • Linda Tucci Teodosio D Juvenile Court Judge
  • Katarina Cook R Domestic Relations Judge
  • John P Quinn D Domestic Relations Judge
  • Elinore Marsh Stormer D Probate Judge

Summit County Counciledit

Summit County has an 11-member council Three members are elected at-large in mid-term cycles, while eight members are elected from districts coinciding with the Presidential election The current members of Summit County Council are:

  • Clair Dickinson D at-large
  • Elizabeth Walters D at-large 10
  • John Donofrio D at-large
  • Ron Koehler R District 1
  • John Schmidt D District 2
  • Gloria Rodgers R District 3
  • Jeff Wilhite D District 4 11
  • David Hamilton D District 5
  • Jerry Feeman D District 6
  • Tim Crawford D District 7
  • Paula Prentice D District 8 12

County Executivesedit

  • John R Morgan, 1981–1989
  • Tim Davis, 1989–2001
  • James B McCarthy D, 2001–200713
  • Russell M Pry D, 2007-20161415161718
  • Ilene Shapiro D, 2016-present

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1840 22,560
1850 27,485 218%
1860 27,344 −05%
1870 34,674 268%
1880 43,788 263%
1890 54,089 235%
1900 71,715 326%
1910 108,253 509%
1920 286,065 1643%
1930 344,131 203%
1940 339,405 −14%
1950 410,032 208%
1960 513,569 253%
1970 553,371 78%
1980 524,472 −52%
1990 514,990 −18%
2000 542,899 54%
2010 541,781 −02%
Est 2016 540,300 −03%
US Decennial Census20
1790-196021 1900-199022
1990-200023 2010-20133

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 541,781 people, 222,781 households, and 141,110 families residing in the county24 The population density was 1,3126 inhabitants per square mile 5068/km2 There were 245,109 housing units at an average density of 5938 per square mile 2293/km225 The racial makeup of the county was 806% white, 144% black or African American, 22% Asian, 02% American Indian, 05% from other races, and 21% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 16% of the population24 In terms of ancestry, 249% were German, 153% were Irish, 106% were English, 101% were Italian, 51% were Polish, and 45% were American26

Of the 222,781 households, 298% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 453% were married couples living together, 136% had a female householder with no husband present, 367% were non-families, and 300% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 239 and the average family size was 298 The median age was 400 years24

The median income for a household in the county was $47,926 and the median income for a family was $62,271 Males had a median income of $47,892 versus $35,140 for females The per capita income for the county was $26,676 About 100% of families and 138% of the population were below the poverty line, including 198% of those under age 18 and 80% of those age 65 or over27

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results28
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 430% 112,026 516% 134,256 54% 14,064
2012 414% 111,001 570% 153,041 16% 4,316
2008 407% 113,284 577% 160,858 16% 4,487
2004 429% 118,558 567% 156,587 04% 1,175
2000 430% 96,721 533% 119,759 37% 8,359
1996 342% 73,555 521% 112,050 138% 29,590
1992 321% 77,530 447% 107,881 232% 56,081
1988 469% 101,155 522% 112,612 09% 1,822
1984 510% 115,637 483% 109,569 07% 1,574
1980 434% 92,299 481% 102,459 85% 18,161
1976 384% 80,415 591% 123,711 25% 5,224
1972 499% 112,419 482% 108,534 19% 4,263
1968 396% 82,649 479% 100,068 126% 26,224
1964 323% 68,000 677% 142,319
1960 496% 109,066 504% 110,852
1956 524% 102,872 476% 93,378
1952 483% 91,168 517% 97,443
1948 427% 60,174 554% 78,096 19% 2,680
1944 416% 64,696 584% 90,783
1940 415% 63,405 586% 89,555
1936 292% 38,991 687% 91,836 22% 2,869
1932 450% 47,691 510% 53,965 40% 4,255
1928 709% 78,504 284% 31,506 07% 775
1924 653% 53,774 213% 17,533 134% 11,064
1920 596% 43,721 380% 27,857 24% 1,785
1916 356% 11,593 595% 19,343 49% 1,603
1912 151% 3,502 336% 7,786 513% 11,90429
1908 473% 10,365 453% 9,930 74% 1,614
1904 660% 12,451 245% 4,618 95% 1,786
1900 531% 10,072 443% 8,413 26% 491
1896 513% 8,584 479% 8,020 09% 146
1892 465% 6,322 478% 6,499 58% 790
1888 514% 6,455 438% 5,495 48% 602
1884 560% 6,588 390% 4,586 51% 597
1880 577% 5,890 399% 4,071 24% 241
1876 566% 5,055 426% 3,804 08% 73
1872 620% 4,534 375% 2,738 06% 40

Summit is a heavily Democratic county, only voting Republican in the 49 state sweeps by Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in 1972 and 1984 respectively

Educationedit

Public School Districts in Summit County and Surrounding Areas

School districtsedit

School Districts in Summit County do not strictly follow City and Township Corporation limits or township borders Many School Districts in Summit County overlap community borders30 Below is a list of all public school districts in Summit County, Ohio

  • Akron Public School District
  • Revere Local School District
  • Copley–Fairlawn City School District
  • Woodridge Local School District
  • Hudson City School District
  • Stow-Munroe Falls City School District
  • Cuyahoga Falls City School District
  • Tallmadge City School District
  • Mogadore Local School District
  • Springfield Local School District
  • Coventry Local School District
  • Green Local School District
  • Manchester Local School District
  • Barberton City School District
  • Norton City School District
  • Twinsburg City School District
  • Nordonia Hills City School District

Colleges and universitiesedit

  • University of Akron, Akron
  • Kent State University Regional Academic Center, Twinsburg

Recreationedit

  • Summit Metro Parks

Communitiesedit

Citiesedit

Map of Summit County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels The map denotes New Franklin and Franklin Township as separate entities, predating their 2003 merger
  • Akron county seat
  • Barberton
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Fairlawn
  • Green
  • Hudson
  • Macedonia
  • Munroe Falls
  • New Franklin
  • Norton
  • Stow
  • Tallmadge
  • Twinsburg

Villagesedit

  • Boston Heights
  • Clinton
  • Lakemore
  • Mogadore
  • Northfield
  • Peninsula
  • Reminderville
  • Richfield
  • Silver Lake

Townshipsedit

  • Bath
  • Boston
  • Copley
  • Coventry
  • Northfield Center
  • Richfield
  • Sagamore Hills
  • Springfield
  • Twinsburg

Defunct townshipsedit

  • Franklin
  • Green
  • Hudson
  • Norton
  • Northampton
  • Portage
  • Stow

Census-designated placesedit

  • Montrose-Ghent
  • Pigeon Creek
  • Portage Lakes
  • Sawyerwood
  • Twinsburg Heights

Other unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Bath
  • Boston
  • Botzum
  • Brandywine
  • Copley
  • Everett
  • Ghent
  • Greensburg
  • Montrose
  • Myersville

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Summit County, Ohio

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Summit County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  2. ^ "Summit County data" Ohio State University Extension Data Center Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  4. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  5. ^ "Communities in Summit County" County of Summit, Ohio Retrieved 8 January 2017 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  7. ^ http://wwwohiocom/news/break-news/summit-county-democrats-appoint-sandra-kurt-as-clerk-of-courts-1654770
  8. ^ http://wwwclevelandcom/akron/indexssf/2017/06/gov_john_kasich_announces_appohtml
  9. ^ http://wwwohiocom/news/politics/2016/four-summit-county-judges-elected-to-other-courts-must-be-replaced-1728390
  10. ^ http://wwwohiocom/news/local/regional-news-briefs-feb-6-2016-1659986
  11. ^ http://wwwohiocom/news/break-news/democrats-appoint-jeff-wilhite-to-summit-county-council-1663080
  12. ^ https://councilsummitohnet/
  13. ^ McCarthy retired on June 30, 2007 "McCarthy, 67, Turns New Corner," Akron Beacon Journal, 30 June 2007
  14. ^ Pry Biography
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ 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
  17. ^ On November 6, 2012, Pry was elected to a second four-year term as County Executive with over 62% of the vote "Democrats Maintain Summit County Seats" Akron Beacon Journal, 7 November 2012
  18. ^ Pry died in office on July 31, 2016 at age 58 http://wwwclevelandcom/akron/indexssf/2016/07/summit_county_executive_russ_p_1html
  19. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  20. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  21. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  22. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  23. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  24. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  25. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  26. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  27. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  28. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  29. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 7,473 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 3,936 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 378 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 117 votes
  30. ^ "Map of School Districts near Akron, Ohio" AkronOhioMomscom 2013-05-29 Retrieved 2014-06-05 

External linksedit

  • Official Summit County page
  • Akron-Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Summit Memory, an online scrapbook capturing the history of Summit County, Ohio by the Akron-Summit County Public Library
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