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Overview

Introduction to Massillon, Ohio

Massillon, Ohio, in Stark county, is 7 miles W of Canton, Ohio and 49 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Canton - Massillon metropolitan area. 

Massillon History

Massillon was originally inhabited by Native Americans. During the early 19th Century this area was first settled in by Europeans. In 1826, the area was named after the famous Court Preacher Jean Baptiste Massillon, who was also the Bishop of Clermont. The first private school of Massillon was opened in 1827, and the Massillon State Hospital was built in 1898. It was incorporated in 1853.

Massillon and Nearby Attractions

  • Sippo Lake Park
  • Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve
  • Massillon Museum
  • Spring Hill
  • Akron Zoo
  • Fort Laurens

Things To Do In Massillon

The city of Massillon boasts of a number of beautiful parks and hiking trails for nature lovers. At the Genshaft Memorial Park there are four softball fields and Wampler Park offers an outdoor in-line hockey rink along with facilities for in-line skating. The Spring Hill Historic Home and the Canton Classic Car Museum are also nearby.

Massillon Transportation

Akron - Canton Regional Airport is nearby.

Massillon Higher Education

Stark State College of Technology, the University of Akron, Kent State University, Mount Union College and Kent State University - Stark Campus provide facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 32,215
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 14,336
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $29,591
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,471
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,790

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,020
% Above Poverty Level 80.6%
% Below Poverty Level 19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $96,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.3%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Massillon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Canton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Stark
Metro Area Canton - Massillon
Standard Zip Codes 44646, 44647
P.O. Box Zip Codes 44648
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.796
Longitude -81.521

Massillon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AKRON CANTON AP
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station AKRON
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station MILLERSBURG
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brewster 2,308 $50,375
Canal Fulton 5,483 $59,988
Canton 72,463 $37,168
Dalton 1,717 $67,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Massillon Public Libraries

Library
Massillon Public Library
208 LINCOLN WAY E.
Massillon, Ohio
(330) 832-9831
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Massillon Hospitals

AFFINITY MEDICAL CENTER - DOCTORS CAMPUS
(Proprietary)
400 AUSTIN AVENUE NW
(330) 837-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

AFFINITY MEDICAL CENTER - MASSILLON CAMPUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
875 EIGHTH STREET NE
(330) 832-8761
Emergency Service: Yes

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Massillon High Schools

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JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL
7600 FULTON DR NW
330-837-3501
Serves 1,776 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
1 PAUL E BROWN DR SE
330-830-1800
Serves 1,383 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

PERRY HIGH SCHOOL
3737 13TH ST SW
330-477-3486
Serves 1,156 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

TUSLAW JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL
1723 MANCHESTER AVE NW
330-837-3511
Serves 725 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

INDIAN RIVER (IRJCF)
2775 INDIAN RIVER RD
330-837-4211
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 201 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

PERRY PANTHER DIGITAL ACADEMY
4201 13TH ST SW
330-477-8121
A Charter School.
Serves 30 students.

R G DRAGE CAREER TECHNICAL CTR
6805 RICHVILLE DR SW
330-832-9856
A Vocational School

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