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City Demographics

Population

51,600 (2000 Census Data)

Government

Strong Mayor & City Council
(9 members)

Mayor's Tenure

Elected Mayor in 2007;
Current term expires December 2011

Incorporated

1808

Size:

31.5 square miles

Ethnicity

80.7% Caucasian

18.2% African-American

0.6% Asian-Americans

0.5% other

Key Demographics

14th fastest growing city in the country
Seat of Richland County

Median Age

31

Topographical Features:

Appalachian foothills of North Central Ohio.

Economic Base

Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Service--Medical, Educational, & Government

Air Transportation

Mansfield Lahm Airport,
The 179th Air Lift Wing (Ohio Air National Guard),
Richland Aviation.

Cultural Resources

The Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield Symphony, Mansfield Art Center, Kingwood Center, Mansfield Playhouse, Malabar Farm.

Parks and Recreation

Carrousel Park,
32 City owned Parks - 300 acres,
Two State Parks - 783 acres,
Public and private swimming pools and golf courses