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Welcome to Massillon ...

The city of Massillon is located in Stark County<1>.



The pronunciation of Massillon: MASS-ih-luhn<2>

Massillon was established in 1812.

When the people of Massillon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Massillonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Massillon has a population of 32,573 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Massillon is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Massillon: (330) and (234)<6>

Websites for Massillon ...

Official Website:   www.massillonohio.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.massillonohchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Massillon had an population of 32,573 people. This is an increase of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Massillon had a population of 32,149 people (or 8.56% of the total population of Stark County). This makes Massillon the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Massillon represents 0.28% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 32,149 people, the population of Massillon increased 2.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 31,325 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Massillon.

Communities Also Named Massillon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Massillon - they are located in Alabama, Iowa and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Massillon.

Communities near Massillon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Massillon.

  • Akron
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
    • Akron is located in Summit County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195,994 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron <7>
  • Canton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Barberton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Green
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
    • Green is located in Summit County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,678 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green <7>
  • Wadsworth
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadsworth
    • Wadsworth is located in Medina County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,374 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadsworth <7>
  • North Canton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • New Franklin
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Franklin
    • New Franklin is located in Summit County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,101 people
  • Dover
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Tuscarawas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,693 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <7>
  • Norton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Louisville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
    • Louisville is located in Stark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,378 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Massillon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Massillon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Massillon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Massillon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Massillon. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Massillon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Massillon ...

Looking for more information about Massillon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Massillon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Massillon.

Adding Massillon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Massillon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Massillon was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Massillon in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Massillon.

The official website for Massillon: www.massillonohio.com/

The official website for Stark County: www.co.stark.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Stark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Massillon. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Massillon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Massillon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Massillon.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Massillon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (234) is an overlay for area code (330).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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