Richfield, Ohio

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Richfield is a village in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,286 at the 2000 census. The village and the adjacent Richfield Township are approximately equidistant between the downtown areas of Akron and Cleveland. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Richfield was founded in 1809 and incorporated in 1967.[1]

Four of John Brown's children are buried in Eastview Cemetery. The children, Austin, Charles, Peter and Sarah, all died in 1843 due to a smallpox epidemic when he was living in Richfield [1].


Richfield is located at 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222 (41.233722, -81.632228)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,286 people, 1,227 households, and 952 families residing in the village. The population density was 387.1 people per square mile (149.4/km²). There were 1,272 housing units at an average density of 149.8/sq mi (57.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.35% White, 0.49% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

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