Wayne County, Ohio

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Wayne County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States, and is named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne.[2] As of 2000, the population was 111,564. Its county seat is Wooster.[3]

The Wooster Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Wayne County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 556 square miles (1,441 km²).555 square miles (1,438 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 111,564 people, 40,445 households, and 29,484 families residing in the county. The population density was 201 people per square mile (78/km²). There were 42,324 housing units at an average density of 76 per square mile (29/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.52% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.7% were of German, 13.9% American, 9.6% Irish, 9.0% English and 5.5% Swiss ancestry according to Census 2000. 91.5% spoke English, 3.2% German, 1.6% Dutch, 1.5% Pennsylvania Dutch and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

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