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Overview

Introduction to Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland county, is 47 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 60 miles NE of Columbus, Ohio. It's situated in the foothills of the Allegheny Plateau, surrounded by farmlands in north-central Ohio. It's one of the highest elevated cities in the state. Years ago, Mansfield was known for heavy industry. Retail, healthcare and education are significant factors for the economy. The city's nickname is "The Heart of Ohio." The climate is regarded as humid continental.

Mansfield History

The town was settled in 1808 and was named in tribute to Jared Mansfield, a U.S. Surveyor General who directed the planning of the town. The railroad arrived in 1846 which significantly attributed to Mansfield becoming a major manufacturing location. It was a prominent stove manufacturing center. By the late 1920s Westinghouse was the largest employer. Years later, the manufacturing industries declined and the city became part of the rust belt.

Mansfield Attractions

  • The Boulevards is an early twentieth century historic neighborhood.
  • Mansfield Art Center
  • Kingwood Center is an historic location, featuring a home and numerous gardens. It's included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Biblewalk is a life-sized wax museum and includes over seventy scenes and a vast number of wax figures.
  • Mansfield Playhouse
  • 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard is situated at the Mansfield Lahm Airport.
  • Richland County Fair
  • Malabar Farm State Park
  • The Ohio State Reformatory has been included in numerous movies such as The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One and Tango & Cash. The Administration Building features Gothic-style architecture and is a prominent tourist attraction.
  • Mansfield Memorial Museum
  • The Renaissance is an historic movie palace
  • Manfield's Historic Carrousel District includes Richland Carrousel Park
  • The Oak Hill Cottage features Carpenter Gothic architecture
  • Mansfield Motorsports Park

Mansfield Activities

The city has a large number of parks for outdoor activities. North Lake Park is a popular scenic location. The Deer Ridge Golf Course and the Westbrook Country Club are enjoyed by golfing enthusiasts. Skiers enjoy the Snow Trails Ski Resort. The Richland B & O Bike Trail traverses through one of the most scenic areas in Ohio. Mohican State Park is a popular destination. Pleasant Hill Lake is located in the area.

Mansfield Higher Education

The city is home to a regional campus of Ohio State University, North Central State College and MedCentral College of Nursing. Ashland University and the College of Wooster are nearby.

Mansfield Transportation

Air travel is provided at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport is nearby. The Richland County Transit provides bus service.

Demographics

People

Total Population46,902
Male Share of the Population54.1%
Female Share of the Population45.9%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+16,104
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married36.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,447
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,053

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,530
% Above Poverty Level74.4%
% Below Poverty Level25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone38.2%
Median Gross Rent$592
Median House Value$77,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.5%
Irish12.1%
English9.5%
Italian5.2%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish2.2%
Dutch1.3%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Swedish0.5%
German0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Russian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
African0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Serbian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
US/American0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Mansfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richland County
Standard Zip Codes44902, 44905, 44907, 44903, 44904, 44906
P.O. Box Zip Codes44901
Phone Area Codes419, 567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.79
Approximate Longitude-82.51

Mansfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMANSFIELD LAHM AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches
StationMANSFIELD 5 W
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationASHLAND 2 SW
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellville1,920$70,114
Crestline4,463$48,229
Lexington5,484$64,688
Lucas527$58,750
Ontario6,117$63,354
Shelby8,751$46,890

Mansfield Public Libraries

Mansfield-richland County Public Library
43 W. THIRD ST.
Mansfield, Ohio
(419) 521-3100

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Mansfield Hospitals

Kindred Hospital Central Ohio
335 Glessner Avenue, 5th Floor
(419) 526-0777
Medcentral - Mansfield Hospital
(Non-profit)
335 Glessner Avenue
(419) 526-8000

Mansfield Public Schools

Hedges/mansfield City Alternative School
176 Hedges St
ZIP: 44902
(419) 525-6305
High
Total Enrollment 46
Richland Academy School Of Excellence
75 N Walnut St
ZIP: 44902
(419) 522-8224
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
Interactive Media & Construction (imac)
445 Bowman St
ZIP: 44903
(419) 525-0105
High
Total Enrollment 55
Mansfield Elective Academy
445 Bowman St
ZIP: 44903
(567) 247-4475
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Mansfield Enhancement Academy
445 Bowman St
ZIP: 44903
(419) 525-0105
High
Total Enrollment 35
Mansfield Spanish Immersion School
240 Euclid Ave
ZIP: 44903
(419) 525-6321
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Mifflin Elementary School
441 Reed Rd
ZIP: 44903
(419) 589-6517
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Eastview Elementary School
1262 Eastview Dr
ZIP: 44905
(419) 589-7335
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Jesse Beer
103 Bahl Ave
ZIP: 44905
(419) 589-9549
Primary
Total Enrollment 41
Madison High School
600 Esley Ln
ZIP: 44905
(419) 589-2112
High
Total Enrollment 942
Madison Middle School
690 Ashland Rd
ZIP: 44905
(419) 522-0471
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Newman Elementary School
457 Central Ave
ZIP: 44905
(419) 525-6315
Constellation Schools: Mansfield Community Elementary
215 N Trimble Rd
ZIP: 44906
(419) 522-4578
Foundation Academy
1050 Wyandotte Ave
ZIP: 44906
(419) 526-9540
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Goal Digital Academy
890 W 4th St Ste 400
ZIP: 44906
(419) 775-4809
Other
Total Enrollment 359
Mansfield Middle School
124 N Linden Rd
ZIP: 44906
(419) 525-6307
Middle
Total Enrollment 492
Mansfield Senior High School
124 N Linden Rd
ZIP: 44906
(419) 525-6369
High
Total Enrollment 901
Ontario High School
467 Shelby Ontario Rd
ZIP: 44906
(419) 529-3969
High
Total Enrollment 544
Ontario Middle School
447 Shelby Ontario Rd
ZIP: 44906
(419) 529-5507
Middle
Total Enrollment 473
Sherman Elementary School
1138 Springmill St
ZIP: 44906
(419) 525-6336
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Constellation Schools: Mansfield Community Middle
1033 Larchwood Rd
ZIP: 44907
(419) 522-3563
Madison South Elementary School
700 S Illinois Ave
ZIP: 44907
(419) 522-4319
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Malabar Intermediate School
205 W Cook Rd
ZIP: 44907
(419) 525-6370
Primary
Total Enrollment 754
Prospect Elementary School
485 Gilbert Ave
ZIP: 44907
(419) 525-6313
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Woodland Elementary School
460 Davis Rd
ZIP: 44907
(419) 525-6325
Primary
Total Enrollment 271

Mansfield Private Schools

St Peter's Elementary
63 S Mulberry St
ZIP: 44902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 276
Discovery School
855 Millsboro Rd
ZIP: 44903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
St Mary Catholic School
1630 Ashland Rd
ZIP: 44905
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
Mansfield Sda School
1040 W Cook Rd
ZIP: 44906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Mansfield Christian School
500 Logan Rd
ZIP: 44907
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 543
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