Medina County, Ohio

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Medina County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the population was 151,095. The 2004 projected population was estimated at 165,370.[2] Its county seat is Medina,[3] and it is named for Medina in Saudi Arabia, though the "I" in it is pronounced instead to rhyme with "dine.".[4]]

Medina County is part of the ClevelandElyriaMentor Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,096 km²). 422 square miles (1,092 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

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Demographics


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 151,095 people, 54,542 households, and 42,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 358 people per square mile (138/km²). There were 56,793 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile (52/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.26% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.8% were of German, 11.5% Irish, 8.6% Italian, 8.4% English, 8.4% Polish and 7.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.3% spoke English, 1.2% Spanish and 1.0% German as their first language.

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