Stark County is located in northeastern Ohio. The County Seat is Canton and the largest city is Canton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.starkcountyohio.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 375,736 and the 2010 census population was 375,584. The land area is 575.27 square miles and there are 652.9 persons per square mile.
88.8% of the population is White, 7.8% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 89.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $122,400, there are 150,003 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,453, the median household income is $45,641, and 15% of the persons in Stark County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 29,479. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,963,666, and sales per capita were $13,068. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.4%.
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