Macedonia, Ohio

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Macedonia is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 9,224 at the 2000 census. Macedonia is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The city's name is said to derive from a small joke among divinity students at Western Reserve College, which in the early 19th century was in Hudson, Ohio. The students, who were called upon to preach in the small hamlet 6 miles to the north, recalled Acts 16:10: "...we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them."

Geography

Macedonia is located at 41°19′4″N 81°30′5″W / 41.31778°N 81.50139°W / 41.31778; -81.50139 (41.317807, -81.501460)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²), of which, 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,224 people, 3,276 households, and 2,656 families residing in the city. The population density was 953.3 people per square mile (367.9/km²). There were 3,359 housing units at an average density of 347.2/sq mi (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.42% White, 5.59% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

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