City Statistics

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History

  • Founded: 1805
  • Incorporated: 1854

Geography

  • State: Ohio
  • Region: Northeast/Midwest
  • County: Stark
  • Elevation: 1,060 feet
  • Lat/Long: 40º48'18"N, 81º22'33"
  • Water Sources: Nimishillen Creek
  • Area: 20.6 square miles
  • Zip Codes: 44700 to 44799
  • Area Codes: 330 to 234
  • Time Zone: Eastern U.S. (GMT-5)

Population / Demographics

  • City Population: 72,683
  • Metro Population: 404,422
  • Density: 2,867.5 per square mile

Demographics

  • Racial Makeup:  (2,000 Figures)
  • 2 or More Races - 3%
  • African American - 21%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander - 0.03%
  • Caucasian - 74%
  • Hispanic/Latino - 1.2%
  • Native American - 0.5%
  • Other - 0.6%

Population Trends

CensusPopulationPercentage
201272,683N/A
201073,00755.2%
200080,806114.3%
199084,16141.5%
198093,077113.6%
1970110,05317.1%
1960113,63163.7%
1950116,91273.4%
1940108,40120.5%
1930104,9063.3%
192087,0917.9%
191050,217−2.8%
190030,667−3.1%
189026,189−15.4%
188012,258−9.6%
18708,660−4%
18604,041−9.7%
18502,603−0.4%