Summit County is an urban county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 541,781 making it the fourth-most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Akron. 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 county.
Summit County is part of the Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area..
|Summit County, Ohio|
Summit County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 3, 1840|
|Named for||the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal|
|• Total||419.38 sq mi (1,086 km2)|
|• Land||412.08 sq mi (1,067 km2)|
|• Water||7.3 sq mi (19 km2), 1.7%|
|• Density||1,313/sq mi (507/km2)|
|Congressional districts||11th, 13th, 14th, 16th|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC−5/−4|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 419.38 square miles (1,086 km2), of which 412.08 square miles (1,067 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19 km2) (1.7%) is water. 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.
Summit County, along with Cuyahoga County, is one of two of Ohio's 88 counties that have a charter government, as authorized by 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:
Summit County currently has 14 Common Pleas judges. They are:
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:
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 Census, there were 541,781 people, 222,781 households, and 141,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,312.6 inhabitants per square mile (506.8/km2). There were 245,109 housing units at an average density of 593.8 per square mile (229.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 80.6% white, 14.4% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 24.9% were German, 15.3% were Irish, 10.6% were English, 10.1% were Italian, 5.1% were Polish, and 4.5% were American.
Of the 222,781 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families, and 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 40.0 years.
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 10.0% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.
Like most of Northeast Ohio, Summit is heavily Democratic. It has only voted Republican three times since 1932, all in national Republican landslides– Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1956 victory, and the 49-state sweeps by Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in 1972 and 1984, respectively.
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 borders. Below is a list of all public school districts in Summit County, Ohio.
Bath is an unincorporated community in the northern part of Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio, United States. It is centered at the intersection of Cleveland-Massillon and Ira roads. It was developed 'circa 1820.A post office called Bath has been in operation since 1824. A variant name was "Hammond's Corners", for Jason Hammond, an early settler.Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio
Bath Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 9,635 people in the township, a suburb of Akron.Boston Township, Summit County, Ohio
Boston Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States, about 23 miles south of Cleveland. The 2000 census found 1,664 people in the township, 1,062 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.Copley Township, Summit County, Ohio
Copley Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 13,641 people in the township.Coventry Township, Summit County, Ohio
Coventry Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 10,900 people in the township.Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Cuyahoga Falls ( KY-ə-HOH-gə) is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 49,652. It is the second-largest city in Summit County and part of the Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was founded in 1812 by William Wetmore and was originally named Manchester, but renamed for the Cuyahoga River and the series of waterfalls that run along the southern boundary of the city.
Cuyahoga Falls is bordered by Akron to the south and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to the northwest.Green, Ohio
Green is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 25,943 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, located between Akron and Canton.Macedonia, Ohio
Macedonia is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,188 at the 2010 census. Macedonia is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.National Register of Historic Places listings in Summit County, Ohio
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Summit County, Ohio.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Summit County, Ohio, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.There are 172 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 3 National Historic Landmarks. The city of Akron is the location of 54 of these properties and districts, including 2 of the National Historic Landmarks; they are listed separately, while the 119 properties and districts and the National Historic Landmarks in the remaining parts of the county are listed here. One district, the Valley Railway Historic District, is split between Akron and other parts of the county, and is thus included on both lists. Another 2 properties were once listed but have been removed.
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.New Franklin, Ohio
New Franklin is a city located at the southern edge of Summit County, Ohio, United States, in the northeastern part of the state. It is bounded by Coventry Township, as well as the cities of Barberton and Norton to the north; by Chippewa Township, Wayne County; by Clinton to the southwest; by Green to the east; by Lawrence Township, Stark County to the south. The population was 14,227 according to the 2010 Census. New Franklin is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In 1997 the village of New Franklin was incorporated from a section of Franklin Township to thwart annexation attempts from neighboring cities. New Franklin expanded significantly in November 2003 when the residents of Franklin Township and New Franklin voted to merge the two entities, rendering Franklin Township in Summit County defunct. The merger took effect January 1, 2005. The village officially became a city on March 6, 2006.On November 6, 2007, city residents voted against changing the city's name to Portage Lakes, 57% to 42%.The area, originally known as Franklin Township, was founded in 1817. The village of New Franklin was a part of Franklin Township; its citizens were also citizens of Franklin Township.Northfield Center Township, Summit County, Ohio
Northfield Center Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,931 people in the township.Norton, Ohio
Norton is a city in Summit and Wayne counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 12,085 at the 2010 census.
The Summit County portion of Norton is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Wayne County portion is part of the Wooster, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.Richfield Township, Summit County, Ohio
Richfield Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,424 people in the township, 2,138 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.Sagamore Hills Township, Summit County, Ohio
Sagamore Hills Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. According to demographic studies the 2017 population was 10,964 people in the township.Springfield Township, Summit County, Ohio
Springfield Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 15,168 people in the township.Stow, Ohio
Stow is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 34,837 at the 2010 census, 34,797 at the 2015 estimate, and 34,711 at the 2016 estimate. It is a suburban community within the Akron metropolitan area. Stow is adjacent to several other suburban communities in Summit and Portage counties. It is bordered on the south by the cities of Tallmadge and Munroe Falls and the village of Silver Lake, on the east by the city of Kent and Franklin Township, on the north by the city of Hudson, and on the west by the city of Cuyahoga Falls.Summit Mall
Summit Mall is a one-story, 776,821-square-foot (72,169.0 m2) enclosed shopping mall located at 3265 W. Market Street in the Akron suburb of Fairlawn. While its mailing address is Akron, the mall is located in Fairlawn.Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr.'s DeBartolo Corporation built the mall, which opened on October 28, 1965. Today, it is owned by Simon Property Group. Currently, Summit Mall comprises more than 107 stores and a food court; anchor stores include Macy's and two Dillard's locations.Tallmadge, Ohio
Tallmadge (often mispronounced ) is a city in Summit and Portage counties in Ohio, United States. It is a suburb of Akron and part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,537 at the 2010 census. Tallmadge was founded in 1807 and is the second-oldest city in Summit County, following Hudson, which was founded in 1799.Twinsburg Township, Summit County, Ohio
Twinsburg Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,282 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Places adjacent to Summit County, Ohio
Municipalities and communities of Summit County, Ohio, United States
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties