Ashtabula County, Ohio

Ashtabula County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Jefferson.

  • 5.1 Agriculture
  • 5.2 Manufacturing
  • 5.3 service industries


The County is located in the extreme northeastern Ohio, on the east by Pennsylvania, on the north by Lake Erie, the southernmost of the five Great Lakes and has an area of ​​3544 square kilometers, of which 1725 square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Erie County (Pennsylvania), Crawford County (Pennsylvania), Trumbull County and Geauga County.


Ashtabula County was formed on February 10, 1807 from parts of Geauga County and Trumbull County. It was named after the Ashtabula River, Ashtabula which is the Indian word for fish # river.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Ashtabula County 102 728 people in 39 397 households and 27 774 families. The population density was 56 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.07 percent White, 3.16 percent African American, 0.19 percent Native Americans, 0.34 percent Asian American, 0.02 percent Pacific Islander, and 0.85 percent from other races; 1.36 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.23 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

Of the 39 397 households out of which 32.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.8 percent were married couples living together, 11.4 percent were single mothers, 29.5 percent were non-families, 24.8 percent of all households and 10.7 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.

Based on the county the population was spread out 26.2 percent of residents under the age of 18, 7.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.0 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.6 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.7 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 35,607, and the median income for a family was $ 42,449. Males have a median income of $ 33,105, women $ 22,624. The per capita income was $ 16,814. 9.2 percent of families and 12.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 17.1 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 8.6 percent of those 65 years.

Cities in Ashtabula County


  • Ashtabula
  • Conneaut
  • Geneva


  • Andover
  • Geneva -on-the -Lake
  • Jefferson
  • North Kingsville
  • Orwell
  • Roaming Shores
  • Rock Creek


  • Andover Township
  • Ashtabula Township
  • Austinburg Township
  • Cherry Valley Township
  • Colebrook Township
  • Denmark Township
  • Dorset Township
  • Geneva Township
  • Harpersfield Township
  • Hard Grove Township
  • Jefferson Township
  • Kingsville Township
  • Lenox Township
  • Monroe Township
  • Morgan Township
  • New Lyme Township
  • Orwell Township
  • Pierpont Township
  • Plymouth Township
  • Richmond Township
  • Rome Township
  • Saybrook Township
  • Sheffield Township
  • Trumbull Township
  • Wayne Township
  • Williams Township
  • Windsor Township


Due to its convenient location on the shores of Lake Erie Ashtabula County has a significant economic development. While agriculture despite mechanization, diversification and operational specialization only has a minor importance for the economy, are secondary and tertiary economic sector (manufacturing sector and services) is of considerable importance. The industrial centers of the Ashtabula County are Ashtabula, Conneaut, Geneva, North Kingsville and Jefferson. Apart from Jefferson are all directly or close to Lake Erie.


2007 exist in Ashtabula County, Ohio, a total of 1,280 farms (farms ). Whose average size is approximately 132 acres, which is about 52.42 hectares. Thus, the average agricultural area per holding is below the value of the usually. Homestead by the Acts of 1862 added approved in the colonization of the American West area for a farm

Of the farms are 73 " Grade A dairy farms", ie highly specialized farms of dairy farming. Overall, the farms operate in Ashtabula County on approximately 69,000 acres of surface, according 27923.3 hectares, arable farming. Within the State of Ohio Ashtabula County ranked in the production statistics at No. 1 in grapes, 3rd with oats and hay on to 8th place.

The following average yields can be obtained here:

  • Corn: 124 bushels / acre
  • Soybeans: 39 bushels / acre
  • Oats: 65 bushels / acre
  • Wheat: 42 bushels / acre
  • Hay: 2.54 tons / acre


In the year 2002 8.883 people were employed in the manufacturing sector pending the Ashtabula County in a total of 193 companies. The manufacturing sector generated while sales of 1.604 billion U.S. dollars. A total of 300 million U.S. dollars were paid to employees. The two by far the most important industries in Ashtabula County are the field of metal processing and in the chemical, rubber and plastics industry, the latter being particularly benefit from the location on Lake Erie. Also, some companies are located in the mechanical engineering, as well as suppliers for the automotive industry. The great majority of 8,800 jobs in the plastics processing industry offers with 3,469 employees, according to nearly 40 % of dependent employment in the industry.

Service industries

The service sector is determined by the economic census of 2002, the most important sector in Ashtabula County. In trade there exist most establishments; Retail (436 businesses) and wholesale ( 80) are important employers, apart from the trader together employ 5244 people and implement a total of over one billion U.S. dollars annually.

In addition, the sector catering ( food services) with 228 companies and 3,094 employees plays an essential role. In 2002, 94.7 million U.S. dollars have been converted here.

Social and medical services employed in 220 establishments in 2002 over 5000 labor force. With an annual turnover of 280.5 million U.S. dollars, almost half is accounted for by labor costs (120 million U.S. dollars).

Also of significant importance are the property sector and the range of high-quality academic and technical services in Ashtabula County. Overall, a wide range of services, including a growing number businee -to-business activities to determine.

About Financial and insurance services as well as public service can make no detailed information. In the state of Ohio in 1997 to account for this sector over a quarter of a million employees.


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