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Carroll County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded January 1 1833[1]
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Carrollton
Largest city Carrollton*
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

399 sq mi (1,033 km²)
395 sq mi (1,022 km²)
4 sq mi (11 km²), 1.09
 - (2000)
 - Density

33/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Footnotes: *Based on population just within the county.[2]

Carroll County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 28,836. Its county seat is Carrollton6. It is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.[3]

History Edit

Carroll County lies upon an ancient trail connecting the forks of the Ohio with Lake Erie and the inland plains.


Main article: Ohio county government

Carroll County Courthouse, Ohio

Carroll County Courthouse


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,033 km² (399 sq mi). 1,022 km² (395 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (1.09%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 28,836 people, 11,126 households, and 8,155 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (73/sq mi). There were 13,016 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.20% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,126 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,509, and the median income for a family was $41,114. Males had a median income of $31,611 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,701. About 8.50% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Localities Edit

Map of Carroll County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Carroll County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities Edit


Other localities Edit


The Great Trail Festival, a festival of old fashioned music, arts and crafts, is held near the village of Malvern each year at the end of August and the beginning of September. A celebration of Ohio's colonial history, the event focuses particularly on the region's Native American and French heritage, complete with a small herd of buffalo and battle reenactment.

References Edit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Carroll County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = |title = Carroll County data (population) |accessdate = 2007-05-10 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ {{cite web|url = = Carroll County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°35′N 81°05′W / 40.58, -81.09

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