Green, Ohio

Green is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 25,943 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, located between Akron and Canton.

Green, Ohio
Levi J. Hartong Farmhouse
Levi J. Hartong Farmhouse
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 81°28′52″W / 40.95667°N 81.48111°W / 40.95667; -81.48111Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 81°28′52″W / 40.95667°N 81.48111°W / 40.95667; -81.48111
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountySummit
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorGerard Neugebauer[1]
Area
 • Total33.53 sq mi (86.84 km2)
 • Land32.03 sq mi (82.96 km2)
 • Water1.50 sq mi (3.88 km2)
Elevation1,138 ft (347 m)
Population
 • Total25,699
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
25,752
 • Density803.95/sq mi (310.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44232
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-31860[6]
GNIS feature ID1077586[3]
Websitehttps://www.cityofgreen.org/

HistoryEdit

Green Township was first created in 1809 as part of Stark County. Green Township became part of Summit County after that county's establishment in 1840.[7] Green had several unincorporated hamlets, most notably Greensburg.[8] By 1900, five unincorporated settlements were in Green Township, surrounded by farmlands with valuable crops and areas of coal. The local economy transitioned from farming to business and manufacturing. By 1950, farmers began to sell their lands to developers for residential housing. The increased development in the community led to discussions about becoming a city. Voters approved the merger of the village with the rest of the township in 1991. In the beginning of 1991, Green Township was incorporated as the Village of Green. The village was declared a city in 1992,[9] with the first city mayor being John Torok.[10]

The City of Green is also notable for its legal battle against the NEXUS Pipeline, which runs dangerously close to residential neighborhoods, endangered wetlands, and the Comet Lake Dam.[11][12] Construction began in 2018 after a settlement of $7.5 million was reached with the city's government.[13]

Post officeEdit

The city has no unique postal ZIP code. It is served by the Green post office, but only post office boxes are served by this ZIP code (44232). No street addresses in Green have this ZIP code, Green street addresses are served by 5 different post offices:

GeographyEdit

Green is located at 40°57′24″N 81°28′52″W / 40.95667°N 81.48111°W / 40.95667; -81.48111 (40.956719, -81.481218).[15]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.54 square miles (86.87 km2), of which 32.06 square miles (83.04 km2) is land and 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2) is water.[16]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19903,553
200022,817542.2%
201025,69912.6%
2019 (est.)25,752[5]0.2%
Sources:[6][17][18]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 25,699 people, 10,070 households, and 7,217 families residing in the city. The population density was 801.6 inhabitants per square mile (309.5/km2). There were 10,858 housing units at an average density of 338.7 per square mile (130.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 10,070 households, of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 22,817 people, 8,742 households, and 6,425 families residing in the city. The population density was 711.7 people per square mile (274.8/km2). There were 9,180 housing units at an average density of 286.3 per square mile (110.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.52% White, 0.72% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 8,742 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,133, and the median income for a family was $61,662. Males had a median income of $45,456 versus $28,725 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,575. About 4.2% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

 
City limits signage

Federally, Green is represented in the United States Senate by Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R). They are represented in the United States House of Representatives by Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R).

In the Ohio Senate, Green is represented by Democrat Vernon Sykes. Anthony DeVitis (R) represents Green in the Ohio House of Representatives. Devitis is a former Council member from Green.

The City of Green is governed by a mayor and a 7-member city council. The mayor and three members of Council are elected at-large, while four council members are elected from wards. The mayor and all council members are limited to two consecutive, four-year terms. As of 2020, the mayor is Gerard Neugebauer.[1]

As of 2020, the current members of city council are:[19]

  • Barbara Babbitt (Ward 1) (President of Council)
  • Bob Young (Ward 2)
  • Rocco Yeargin (Ward 3) (Vice President of Council)
  • Matthew Shaughnessy (Ward 4)
  • Clark Anthony DeVitis (At-large)
  • Dave France (At-large)
  • Richard Brandenburg (At-large)

Flag of Green, OhioEdit

The flag of Green was created as a result of a contest targeted towards school-age residents, due to similar design there was a tie between two creators, Matt Pitzo and Justin Callahan. The motto for the city was created by Carrie West, "A township from the past, a city of the future."[20] The flag can be viewed at Boettler Park on Massillon Road, along with the CAB(Central Administration Building), and Akron General also on Massillon Road.

EconomyEdit

Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in products, software and services for banking and retail markets, is headquartered in Green.

Largest employersEdit

According to Green's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[21] the largest employers in the city at the time were:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Diebold Nixdorf 1,547
2 InfoCision 1,506
3 Minute Men, Inc 747
4 Fannie May Confection 726
5 Green Local Schools 650
6 FedEx 592
7 Group Management Services 452
8 Summa Health System 422
9 Tamarkin Company (Giant Eagle) 389
10 YMCA 381

Places of interestEdit

The Akron-Canton Regional Airport is located mostly in the city of Green, although a small part extends into Jackson Township in Stark County.[22] Singer Lake Bog is also located nearby.[23]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Green, Ohio: Mayor
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.summitmemory.org/u?/new-maproom,201
  9. ^ http://www.cityofgreen.org/history
  10. ^ Christy, Judith P. "Green, Our Heritage, Our Home", Green Local School District, 2002.
  11. ^ "Nexus pipeline: City of Green says its alternate plan minimizes risk of explosions, water issues (photos, video)". The Plain Dealer. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  12. ^ "Nexus pipeline opponents seek more help from residents". Akron Beacon Journal. 2016-01-03. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  13. ^ "Green approves $7.5M NEXUS pipeline deal". WEWS. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  14. ^ Green Community Directory 2011/2012 Edition, City of Green, Summit County, Ohio EPIC Press, Inc.
  15. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  16. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  17. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. 1960. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  19. ^ https://www.cityofgreen.org/385/City-Council Green, OH: City Council
  20. ^ "Green, Ohio (U.S.)". www.crwflags.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  21. ^ "City of Green 2017 CAFR" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  22. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2009-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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