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Stark County, Ohio (OH)

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County population in 2014: 375,736 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 378,098 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 72,689
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 33,676
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 107,397
Renter-occupied apartments: 44,724 (it was 40,919 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

32%

Land area: 576 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 652 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stark County: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.5%), Educational, health and social services (17.5%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%

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Races in Stark County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 181,814  (48.4%)
Females: 193,922  (51.6%)
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Stark County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Stark County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,979 ($39,824 in 1999)

This county:

$44979
Ohio:

$48081

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $517 (lower quartile is $411, upper quartile is $618)
This county:

$517
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $121,400 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Stark:

$121,400
Ohio:

$127,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,200 - $168,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,105
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Institutionalized population: 4,372

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 48
  • Assaults: 94
  • Burglaries: 769
  • Thefts: 1707
  • Auto thefts: 186

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 46
  • Robberies: 58
  • Assaults: 49
  • Burglaries: 782
  • Thefts: 2067
  • Auto thefts: 221
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Health of residents in Stark County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
69.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
46.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
70.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
68.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 614 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2008: 346 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2009: 293 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2010: 305 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2011: 206 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2012: 353 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2013: 491 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2014: 403 buildings, average cost: $228,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,782 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,492 (1.3%)

Stark County household income distribution in 2009 Stark County home values distribution Stark County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for American Indian residents, 27.8% for other race residents, 35.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
Stark County:

15.4%
Ohio:

16.0%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 27.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for American Indian residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 31.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Area name: Canton-Massillon, OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stark County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $571 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.

Cities in this county include: Canton, Massillon, Alliance, North Canton, Louisville, Perry Heights, Canal Fulton, Minerva, Richville, Greentown.

Stark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
44601Alliance12116.30.12.141.521.9992.911.601.002.85
44608Beach City360.12.631.033.04115.331.800.152.85
44613Brewster12.12.12.12.1  2.102.103.15
44614Canal Fulton9216.10.14.913.63.5772.833.802.506.30
44626East Sparta12245.10.163.3617.4279.63125.6816.605.20108.30
44630Greentown10.60.60.60.6  0.600.301.85
44632Hartville6023.60.13.611.994.63128.182.001.103.50
44640Limaville22.11.21.651.590.6438.571.650.751.65
44641Louisville6619.20.13.882.443.7797.352.901.504.55
44643Magnolia4095.70.213.046.0421.32163.535.352.4011.40
44646Massillon272125.20.17.563.1415.41203.973.151.306.90
44647Massillon156.60.52.5921.8270.392.300.953.40
44648Massillon10.10.10.10.1  0.100.630.93
44657Minerva7171.80.114.397.1316.91117.537.304.5814.78
44662Navarre5742.20.810.255.9410.46102.056.002.2014.68
44666North Lawrence7100.44.212.773.3980.344.300.935.85
44669Paris59.52.46.045.093.5358.416.302.438.70
44685Uniontown28476.70.16.763.1410.78159.433.501.407.10
44688Waynesburg1611.81.34.653.753.3471.893.302.204.30
44701Canton13.13.13.13.1  3.101.303.55
44702Canton105.60.11.710.731.92112.51.100.102.05
44703Canton229.11.53.843.332.2759.123.052.154.00
44704Canton3724.23.692.5560.83.602.004.45
44705Canton6131.60.14.972.625.94119.423.401.405.23
44706Canton5423.30.15.083.773.9978.584.302.257.10
44707Canton2055.30.613.468.3413.97103.777.604.4013.80
44708Canton12594.70.16.694.139.41140.584.702.008.53
44709Canton12049.90.27.394.58.02108.595.352.108.70
44710Canton1919.30.16.333.275.4886.526.401.639.10
44711Canton310.93.46.96.193.7754.716.402.757.53
44714Canton5518.40.14.252.863.5182.643.301.755.75
44718Canton201550.6010.774.1340371.45.101.9310.13
44720Canton42578.40.16.183.627.7124.54.002.107.50
44721Canton13942.80.28.084.758.85109.454.702.709.18
44730Canton2763.606.443.2912.26190.43.101.605.28
44735Canton113.613.613.613.6  13.604.6011.45

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

2012 air pollution in Stark County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.396 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Davis County, Utah , Cambria County, Pennsylvania , Columbiana County , Summit County, Utah , Phillips County, Colorado , Union County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 16,696
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,674 (62% naturalized citizens)

Stark County:

1.8%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,087
  • 1990 to 1994: 712
  • 1985 to 1989: 447
  • 1980 to 1984: 504
  • 1975 to 1979: 359
  • 1970 to 1974: 742
  • 1970 to 1974: 595
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,228

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.3%

Stark County marital status for males Stark County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 115,946
  • One, attached: 4,378
  • Two: 11,391
  • 3 or 4: 6,051
  • 5 to 9: 6,352
  • 10 to 19: 4,608
  • 20 or more: 4,447
  • Mobile homes: 3,825
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Stark County with a mortgage: 64,677 (6,965 second mortgage, 11,741 home equity loan, 309 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,430

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Stark County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,957224
Catholic55,83128
Mainline Protestant45,340127
Black Protestant5,32725
Orthodox5,0148
Other3,92924
None199,188-
Stark County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 71
Stark County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 102
Stark County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 253
This county:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Stark County:

10.9%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Stark County:

30.3%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Stark County:

Average size of farms: 109 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,643
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $296.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.73%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,337
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.95%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,527
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 35.45%
Corn for grain: 24926 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7208 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 25198 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,787 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 370 acres

Earthquake activity:

Stark County-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Stark County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from Stark County center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • OhioSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2006 to June 23, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1651): July 2, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1651, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • OhioHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3250): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • OhioSevere Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1580): February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • OhioSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 27, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1556): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1556, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • OhioSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1519): June 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • OhioTornadoes, Flooding, Severe Storms, and High Winds, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1484): August 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1484, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • OhioBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3055): January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • OhioSnowstorms, Incident Period: February 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3029): February 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • OhioTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 15, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-266): July 15, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Stark County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (9%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Greece (6%)
  • Romania (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Stark County (%):

  • German (28%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Polish (2%)

Stark County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 152,750 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 13,906 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,796 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 21 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 58 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 47 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 303 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,408 (2%)
  • Other means: 817 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,107 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Stark County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 4,126 people in nursing homes
  • 2,591 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 506 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 419 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 355 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 258 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 214 people in other group homes
  • 205 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 143 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 36 people in religious group quarters
  • 27 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Stark County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 3,377 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,367 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 788 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 461 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 421 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 334 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 196 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 139 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 102 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,408.

3.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.34%
Ohio average:

4.72%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($323 average AGI)
Stark County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

2.29% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($23,349 average AGI)
1.03% relocated from other states ($11,892 average AGI)
Stark County:

1.03%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Summit County, OH  0.78% ($39,257 average AGI)
from Tuscarawas County, OH  0.23% ($27,556)
from Carroll County, OH  0.17% ($27,414)
from Portage County, OH  0.15% ($31,593)
from Wayne County, OH  0.13% ($30,806)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.12% ($34,773)
from Mahoning County, OH  0.11% ($28,473)


3.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Ohio average:

5.14%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Stark County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.04%

2.23% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($18,738 average AGI)
1.49% relocated to other states ($17,547 average AGI)
Stark County:

1.49%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Summit County, OH  0.68% ($30,902 average AGI)
to Tuscarawas County, OH  0.22% ($28,397)
to Franklin County, OH  0.19% ($32,777)
to Carroll County, OH  0.14% ($27,815)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.14% ($37,689)
to Portage County, OH  0.13% ($28,726)
to Mahoning County, OH  0.11% ($26,659)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Stark County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Stark County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stark County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stark County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Stark County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 67,376 (58,274 aged, 9,102 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,583 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Stark County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5687)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4075)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3659)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2932)
  • Unspecified dementia (2223)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2002)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1715)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1355)
  • Congestive heart failure (1166)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1058)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15421.7
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 371.170
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49762.74

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1176.800
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 972.920
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.62

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46.1
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96.95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.56
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 32.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.3
  • Other - 14.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.5
  • Suffocation - 24.1
  • Poisoning - 17.0
  • Other - 4.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 366,322
  • In family households: 305,518 (70,721 male householders, 29,696 female householders)
    74,289 spouses, 105,023 children (96,936 natural, 2,772 adopted, 5,315 stepchildren), 7,556 grandchildren, 2,502 brothers or sisters, 2,502 parents, 2,910 other relatives, 8,647 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 60,804 (22,733 male householders (18,054 living alone)), 27,939 female householders (24,399 living alone)), 10,132 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,264 (4,372 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 46,427 2-persons, 23,057 3-persons, 18,302 4-persons, 8,122 5-persons, 2,999 6-persons, 1,510 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 42,453 1-person, 6,983 2-persons, 794 3-persons, 311 4-persons, 88 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

63,372 married couples with children.
21,830 single-parent households (4,417 men, 17,413 women).

95.7% of residents of Stark County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,016,960,000 ($5291 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $58,418,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $998,103,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $481,312,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,205,000
Federal grants: $377,365,000
Federal procurement contracts: $67,635,000 ($33,600,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $80,340,000 ($7,449,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,963,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $137,490,000
Federal Government insurance: $77,010,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 23,912
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 20,598
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +645
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,893
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Stark County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 33.18 millions of gallons per day (87% from ground, 13% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,216
  • 2000 to 2004: 12,152
  • 1990 to 1999: 15,795
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,803
  • 1970 to 1979: 27,401
  • 1960 to 1969: 21,120
  • 1950 to 1959: 26,729
  • 1940 to 1949: 14,798
  • 1939 or earlier: 32,893
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stark County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 43
  • 2 rooms: 116
  • 3 rooms: 911
  • 4 rooms: 6,797
  • 5 rooms: 21,512
  • 6 rooms: 29,413
  • 7 rooms: 20,711
  • 8 rooms: 14,697
  • 9+ rooms: 13,197
  • 1 room: 642
  • 2 rooms: 2,189
  • 3 rooms: 6,745
  • 4 rooms: 11,512
  • 5 rooms: 9,500
  • 6 rooms: 6,040
  • 7 rooms: 2,640
  • 8 rooms: 993
  • 9+ rooms: 658
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Stark County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 69
  • 1 bedroom: 1,472
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,437
  • 3 bedrooms: 62,376
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,324
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,719
  • no bedroom: 876
  • 1 bedroom: 10,358
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,103
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,667
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,647
  • 5+ bedrooms: 268
Cars and other vehicles available in Stark County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,606
  • 1 vehicle: 27,255
  • 2 vehicles: 50,087
  • 3 vehicles: 19,138
  • 4 vehicles: 5,211
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,100
  • no vehicle: 6,867
  • 1 vehicle: 20,074
  • 2 vehicles: 11,185
  • 3 vehicles: 2,223
  • 4 vehicles: 420
  • 5+ vehicles: 150

62% of Stark County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Ohio.

Stark County:

62.2%
State average:

58.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 305606
  • Northeast: 19166
  • Midwest: 11130
  • South: 29099
  • West: 4926

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stark County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (84.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.3%)
  • Electricity (5.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (68.2%)
  • Electricity (26.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,094
Here:

11.3%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,876
Here:

8.8%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,996
Here:

35.5%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Stark County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $11,749,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $15,453,000
    Regular Highways: $11,293,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,416,000
    Police Protection: $2,968,000
    Sewerage: $1,939,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,637,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,146,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $73,862,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,602,000
    Police Protection: $18,035,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,068,000
    Sewerage: $12,606,000
    Regular Highways: $10,798,000
    Financial Administration: $9,068,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,010,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $4,616,000
    General - Other: $4,494,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,770,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,651,000
    Correctional Institutions: $927,000
    Corrections - Other: $882,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $839,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $745,000
    Water Utilities: $491,000
    Air Transportation: $151,000
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,289,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $10,634,000
    Regular Highways: $889,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $843,000
    General - Other: $66,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,700,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,292,000
    Health - Other: $646,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $641,000
    Financial Administration: $424,000
    Police Protection: $220,000
    Corrections - Other: $28,000
    Central Staff Services: $28,000
    Water Utilities: $25,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,555,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $44,000

Stark County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $24,073,000
    Sewerage: $19,637,000
    Air Transportation: $22,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,533,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,243,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,071,000
    Special Assessments: $707,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $570,000
    Rents: $398,000
    Sale of Property: $47,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $706,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $45,684,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,182,000
    All Other: $20,123,000
    Highways: $10,787,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,227,000
  • Tax - Property: $55,273,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,704,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,896,000
    Other License: $75,000

Stark County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $37,088,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $30,575,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,743,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,479,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,513,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,749,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,485,000

Stark County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,890,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $73,065,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,912,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 7,075
  • Number of aged recipients: 328
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,747
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,122
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,052
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 901
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,100
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,533
Stark County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Stark County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 79 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,631$108,0281,217$122,8735,263$134,211357$25,09810$583,300258$75,00035$71,457
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED63$88,50867$150,164538$118,41873$29,4252$4,192,50029$72,75910$58,900
APPLICATIONS DENIED240$98,946181$92,8012,604$125,371447$24,9554$328,000157$65,80345$50,111
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN114$102,14999$106,5151,086$132,71848$44,9380$055$82,7456$60,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$91,63615$138,400274$137,48913$21,2310$09$78,7781$96,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 66 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED215$142,926166$159,8552$37,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED59$165,42482$156,8782$42,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED40$137,27555$167,9820$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$145,76230$177,2670$01$67,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$222,1432$277,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Stark County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3,88380.2 years
John3,58575.1 years
William2,99674.2 years
Robert2,58671.1 years
James2,30472.1 years
Charles2,02874.7 years
Helen1,82480.0 years
George1,77776.0 years
Joseph1,46375.6 years
Margaret1,38779.7 years
Most common last names in Stark County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1,28676.9 years
Smith1,26976.0 years
Williams60875.0 years
Brown57775.2 years
Jones55175.7 years
Johnson54374.4 years
Davis52974.0 years
Snyder41478.6 years
Moore39774.8 years
Wilson39075.5 years
Businesses in Stark County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4La-Z-Boy1
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T11Lane Furniture11
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza6
Ace Hardware2Long John Silver's4
Advance Auto Parts8Lowe's3
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott3
Ann Taylor1Marshalls1
Applebee's3MasterBrand Cabinets26
Arby's10Mazda1
AutoZone10McDonald's27
Avenue1Men's Wearhouse2
BMW1Menards1
Bath & Body Works3Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity3
Blockbuster2New Balance5
Budget Car Rental1New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nike12
Burger King14Nissan1
CVS1OfficeMax3
Cache1Old Navy1
Cambria1Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee1Outback1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Panera Bread3
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza7
Chick-Fil-A2Payless5
Chipotle3Penske4
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Church's Chicken1Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut13
Circle K18Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Comfort Inn2Quiznos2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack8
Curves9Ramada1
Dairy Queen13Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Deb1Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry6Rite Aid22
Dennys2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
Dunkin Donuts4SAS Shoes3
Express1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear2Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug4Sears6
FedEx47Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks7
Ford7Steak 'n Shake1
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC19Subway41
GameStop9Super 82
Gap1T-Mobile17
Goodwill3T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block12Taco Bell14
Hardee's1Talbots1
Hilton1Target2
Holiday Inn2The Limited1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us2
HomeTown Buffet1True Value4
Honda1U-Haul21
Hot Topic1UPS62
Hyundai1Value City Furniture1
IHOP2Vans1
JCPenney2Verizon Wireless4
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York4Volkswagen1
Journeys1Waffle House2
Justice2Walgreens8
KFC9Walmart5
Kmart3Wendy's13
Knights Inn1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA12
La Quinta1

Stark County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"