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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.
Founded March 1 1806[1]
Named for a Native American word for "raccoon"
Seat Chardon
Largest city Chardon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

225/sq mi (87/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

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]


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[]


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.


Main article: Ohio county government.


Map of Geauga County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels



Census-designated places[]

Other localities[]

Famous residents[]

See also[]

Geauga Park District


  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Geauga County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = |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 2006-11-13. 

External links[]

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

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