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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.
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
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.
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.
13% of Mansfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mansfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $741.
Libraries in Mansfield include Madison Branch, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ontario Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mansfield include Mansfield News Journal
TV stations in Mansfield include WMFD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOSV.
Richland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mansfield political report.
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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