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Green Township, Summit County, Ohio

Green, Ohio
City

Location of Green, Ohio
Summit County, Ohio

Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 81°28′52″W / 40.95667°N 81.48111°W / 40.95667; -81.48111Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 81°28′52″W / 40.95667°N 81.48111°W / 40.95667; -81.48111

Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
Government
 • Mayor Dick Norton
Area[1]
 • Total 33.54 sq mi (86.87 km2)
 • Land 32.06 sq mi (83.04 km2)
 • Water 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 25,699
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 25,789
 • Density 801.6/sq mi (309.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44232
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-31860[5]
GNIS feature ID 1077586[2]
Website http://www.cityofgreen.org/

Green is a suburban city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 25,699 at the 2010 census. It is located almost exactly midway between the cities of Akron and Canton, although it is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Green Township was first created in 1809 as part of Stark County, Ohio. Green Township became part of Summit County, Ohio after that county's establishment in 1840.[6] Green had several unincorporated hamlets, most notably Greensburg.[7] The City of Green was declared a City in 1992.[8] A three square mile section in the center of the township became the Village of Green in 1988. Voters approved the merger of the Village with the rest of the township in 1991. In 1992, it became the City of Green. Fred Ravagnani was elected the first mayor of the Village of Green. John Torok was the first mayor of the City of Green.[9]

The city has no unique postal ZIP code; it is served by the Green post office, but only post office boxes are served by this ZIP code (44232); no street addresses in Green have this ZIP code. Green street addresses are served by 5 different post offices, covering different parts of the city:

Incorporation

The impetus for Green to become a city arose in part out of controversy generated by a letter supposedly written by former Akron City Schools superintendent Conrad Ott. The letter spoke of willingness by Akron to annex Green schools. Few voters realized that school districts are separate entities under Ohio law. Property annexation to a city does not change the school district. Nevertheless, the rally to save independent schools helped spur the drive to incorporate.

Geography

Green is located at 40°57′24″N 81°28′52″W / 40.95667°N 81.48111°W / 40.95667; -81.48111 (40.956719, -81.481218).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.54 square miles (86.87 km2), of which, 32.06 square miles (83.04 km2) is land and 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 25,699 people, 10,070 households, and 7,217 families residing in the city. The population density was 801.6 inhabitants per square mile (309.5 /km2). There were 10,858 housing units at an average density of 338.7 per square mile (130.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 10,070 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 22,817 people, 8,742 households, and 6,425 families residing in the city. The population density was 711.7 people per square mile (274.8/km²). There were 9,180 housing units at an average density of 286.3 per square mile (110.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.52% White, 0.72% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 8,742 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,133, and the median income for a family was $61,662. Males had a median income of $45,456 versus $28,725 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,575. About 4.2% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Top employers

According to Green's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[12] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Diebold 2,034
2 Harry London 862
3 FedEx 857
4 InfoCision 685
5 Green Local Schools 659
6 YMCA 356
7 Target 258
8 Kovatch Casting 211
9 ComDoc 194
10 ASC Industries 185

Places of interest

The Akron-Canton Regional Airport is located mostly in the city of Green, although a small part extends into Jackson Township in Stark County.[13]

Diebold International, a company with a wide range of electronic products, was intended to be headquartered in Green but did not because of financial reasons.[14]

Singer Lake Bog is a nature location. "Singer Lake basin and its surrounding hills is one of the most significant natural areas remaining in Ohio."[15]

Notable natives

References

External links

  • Official website
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