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

The community of Canton is the Seat for Stark County.

Stark County was founded February 13, 1808 and was created by taking area from ColumbianaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Stark had a population of 379,466 people. This is an increase of 0.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 378,098 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Stark represented 3.33% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 7th 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
2010375,586-0.66%-1.02% since 2009
2009379,466+0.36%-0.17% since 2008
2008380,105+0.53% 
2007379,823+0.46% 
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2000378,098The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Canton   78,37980,8063% decrease  
Massillon   32,73431,3254.5% increase  
North Canton   16,77416,3692.47% increase  
Louisville   9,4538,9046.17% increase  
Canal Fulton   5,0565,0610.1% decrease  

Websites for Stark County

Official Website:   www.co.stark.oh.us/

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Footnotes ...

<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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