Wadsworth, Ohio

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Wadsworth is a city in Medina County, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1814, it was named after General Elijah Wadsworth, a Revolutionary War hero.[3] The population is 20,810, according to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates.

The Wadsworth City School District is known in the area for its successes in athletics, and also in the arts and academics.



Wadsworth is located at 41°1'40" North, 81°43'47" West (41.027867, -81.729768)[4].

The city has a total area of 9.5 square miles (25 km2), all of it land.

Nearby cities include Cleveland and Akron.


Per the City of Wadsworth, OH, 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

With the 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, the population of Wadsworth was 20,810.[5] The current population is 52.2% male, and 48.2% female. In 2008, the median age of the population in this area was 36.5, compared to the US median age which was 36.7. The population density is 2,126.1 people per square mile.[6]

There are currently 8,711 households in this selected geography.[7] In 2008, the median number of years in residence in this geography's population is 5.76. The average household size in this geography was 2.57 people and the average family size was 3.17 people. The average number of vehicles per household in this geography was 2.0.[8]

In 2008, the median household income in this selected geography was $57,821, compared to the US median which was $52,175.[9] The Census revealed median household incomes of $49,079 in 2000 and $32,110 in 1990 representing a change of 52.8%. In 2008, the per capita income in this area was $27,356, compared to the $US per capita, which was $27,466.[10]

Race & Ethnicity
In 2008, the racial makeup of Wadsworth, Ohio, was as follows: 96.4% White; 3.0% Black; 1.3% American Indian and Alaska Native; 0.8% some other race. [11]

The median housing value in this area was $67,641 in 1990, compare this to the US median of $78,382 for the same year. The 2000 Census median housing value was $121,202, which is a 79.2% change from 1990. In 1990, there were 4,490 owner occupied housing units in this area vs. 5,480 in 2000. Also in 1990, there were 1,662 renter occupied housing units in this area vs. 1,783 in 2000. The average rent in 1990 was $307 vs. $488 in 2000.[6]

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