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Mansfield is a city in Richland County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Jared Mansfield, U.S. surveyor general

The latitude of Mansfield is 40.758N. The longitude is -82.515W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,243 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 50,688.


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Median household income
Local
$30,176
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mansfield demographic reports
Mansfield is in the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains
Johnny Appleseed saved the settlement during the War of 1812 by summoning troops to fend off Indian attack

Industrial growth occurred after arrival of the railroad; by the 1920s, the city had become a major manufacturer of electric lighting and home appliances

The business district declined with construction of regional shopping centers and malls. When comedian Bill Cosby visited in 1984, he joked about the emptiness of North Main Street. His remarks sparked development of what is now known as Richland Carrousel Park

Public transportation: Richland County Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 162. The number of murders and homicides was 7. The violent crime rate was 3.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "The Shawshank Redemption"
· 1997 movie, "Air Force One"
Well-known residents have included:
· Wilbur (Pete) Henry, football player
· Louis Bromfield, writer
· Michael L. Gernhardt, astronaut
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Richland County Fair - Aug. 5-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mansfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Mansfield Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Malabar Farm State Park, Mohican State Park
Historic sites and museums: Living Bible Museum
Colleges and universities: North Central Technical College, Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 70

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mansfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Richland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Mansfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44902 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Mansfield residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mansfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mansfield was $17,726, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Mansfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mansfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $741.


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Libraries in Mansfield include Madison Branch, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ontario Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mansfield include Mansfield News Journal

TV stations in Mansfield include WMFD.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOSV.

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Richland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mansfield political report.

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The average commute time for Mansfield workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mansfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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