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Time Zone: Mahoning County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Youngstown is the Seat for Mahoning County.

Mahoning County was founded March 1, 1846. Mahoning was created by taking area from Columbiana and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mahoning had a population of 236,735 people. This is a decrease of 8.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 257,555 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mahoning represented 2.27% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010238,823-7.27%+0.88% since 2009
2009236,735-8.08%-0.79% since 2008
2008238,609-7.36%-0.9% since 2007
2007240,767-6.52% 
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2000257,555The Last Census

More information can be found on the Mahoning County Census Page for Mahoning County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Mahoning County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Mahoning County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Youngstown   72,42582,02611.7% decrease  
Alliance   22,58323,2532.88% decrease  
Struthers   10,67411,7569.2% decrease  
Campbell   8,3949,46011.27% decrease  
Canfield   6,8267,3747.43% decrease  

Websites for Mahoning County

Official Website:   www.mahoningcountygov.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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