Ohio, US

Ohio: State of the United States of America


Ohio is a Midwestern state that played a central role in early U.S. history and development. Bordered by Lake Erie, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan.

Some key facts about Ohio:

  • Capital: Columbus
  • Population: Around 11.8 million (7th most populous state)
  • Area: 44,825 square miles (34th largest state)
  • Nickname: The Buckeye State

Ohio features varied topography including rolling hills, mountains, caves, rivers, and Lake Erie shoreline. The interior has rich farmland. Ohio has four seasons with hot humid summers and cold winters.

Ohio's largest cities are Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo. Columbus is the state capital and home to Ohio State University. Cleveland lies on the shores of Lake Erie. Cincinnati played a key role in early American history and development.

Ohio was home to the first major battles of the Civil War. Eight U.S. presidents hailed from Ohio. The state was central to the Industrial Revolution and assembly lines. Today, major industries include manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture.

Culturally, Ohio is renowned for its museums, symphony orchestras, and professional sports teams. Popular attractions include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cedar Point, and Amish Country. The state has an ethnically diverse population.

In summary, with its blend of major metros, natural beauty, history, culture, and “heartland” allure, Ohio is a quintessential Midwestern state and significant contributor to American identity.

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Location of Ohio

Quick Facts about Ohio

Population : 11,693,217
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Ohio
Area : 116096 km2
Water as percent of area : 8.85%
Land as percent of area : 91.15%
Continent : North America
Northernmost point : Point(-80.519841666 42.327108333)
Legislative body : Ohio General Assembly
Named for : Ohio River
Altitude : 951 feet / 290 meters
Capital : Columbus
Establishment : March 03, 1803 (221 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, America/New_York
Local time : 03:24:58 (18th April 2024)
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Wooded hills west of Rayland
Wooded hills west of Rayland image


Ohio is located at 40°15'1"N 83°0'1"W (40.2503400, -83.0001800). It has 6 neighbors: West Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

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The largest city of Ohio is Columbus with a population of 884,356. Other cities include, Cleveland population 378,589, Cincinnati population 304,548, Toledo population 271,455 and Akron population 195,994. See all Ohio cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Ohio (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Ohio.

City Name Title County Population
Columbus The fifteenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Columbus metropolitan area. Franklin 884,356
Cleveland The second most populous city in Ohio and the center of the Cleveland metropolitan area. Cuyahoga 378,589
Cincinnati The third most populous city in Ohio and the center of the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Hamilton 304,548
Toledo The fourth most populous city in Ohio and the center of the Toledo metropolitan area. Lucas 271,455
Akron The fifth most populous city in Ohio. Summit 195,994
Dayton The ninth most populous city in Ohio. Montgomery 139,907
Parma The most populous city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Cuyahoga 77,558
Lorain The most populous city in Lorain County, Ohio. Lorain 63,872
Youngstown The most populous city in Mahoning County, Ohio. Mahoning 63,828
West Chester The most populous city in Butler County, Ohio. Tuscarawas 62,791
Hamilton The most populous city in Butler County, Ohio. Butler 62,148
Colerain The most populous city in Hamilton County, Ohio. Belmont 59,145
Springfield The most populous city in Clark County, Ohio. Clark 58,456
Kettering The most populous city in Montgomery County, Ohio. Montgomery 54,313
Dublin A city in Franklin County, Ohio. Franklin 49,372
Lakewood A city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Cuyahoga 49,350

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Ohio has 6 neighbours.

  • Putnam County
  • Madison County
  • Gallia County
  • Erie County
  • Morrow County
  • Licking County
  • Logan County
  • Richland County
  • Pickaway County
  • Clinton County
  • Hardin County
  • Columbiana County
  • Marion County
  • Stark County
  • Trumbull County
  • Highland County
  • Muskingum County
  • Mahoning County
  • Allen County
  • Champaign County
  • Guernsey County
  • Paulding County
  • Darke County
  • Summit County
  • Wayne County
  • Franklin County
  • Carroll County
  • Ross County
  • Fairfield County
  • Lucas County
  • Tuscarawas County
  • Hocking County
  • Adams County
  • Williams County
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Meigs County
  • Mercer County
  • Perry County
  • Pike County
  • Harrison County
  • Greene County
  • Miami County
  • Huron County
  • Brown County
  • Fayette County
  • Auglaize County
  • Butler County
  • Union County
  • Seneca County
  • Jackson County
  • Geauga County
  • Hamilton County
  • Holmes County
  • Ashland County
  • Belmont County
  • Portage County
  • Athens County
  • Ottawa County
  • Ashtabula County
  • Sandusky County
  • Noble County
  • Wyandot County
  • Warren County
  • Knox County
  • Delaware County
  • Lake County
  • Washington County
  • Wood County
  • Van Wert County
  • Hancock County
  • Clermont County
  • Montgomery County
  • Scioto County
  • Lorain County
  • Clark County
  • Shelby County
  • Henry County
  • Crawford County
  • Defiance County
  • Coshocton County
  • Morgan County
  • Lawrence County
  • Jefferson County
  • Vinton County
  • Fulton County
  • Preble County
  • Monroe County
  • Medina County


Year Population % Change Method
1910 4,767,121 - census
1920 5,759,394 17.23% census
1930 6,646,697 13.35% census
1940 6,907,612 3.78% census
1950 7,946,627 13.07% census
1960 9,706,397 18.13% census
1970 10,652,017 8.88% census
1980 10,797,630 1.35% census
1990 10,847,115 0.46% census
2000 11,353,140 4.46% census
2010 11,536,504 1.59% census
2011 11,544,663 0.07% estimation process
2012 11,548,923 0.04% estimation process
2013 11,576,684 0.24% estimation process
2014 11,602,700 0.22% estimation process
2015 11,617,527 0.13% estimation process
2016 11,634,370 0.14% estimation process
2017 11,659,650 0.22% estimation process
2018 11,676,341 0.14% estimation process
2019 11,689,100 0.11% estimation process
2020 11,693,217 0.04% estimation process

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People born in Ohio (200)

People born in Ohio, including sociologist Edwin M. Lemert, novelist Thomas Berger, conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, .


Other places with the same name (3)

  • Ohio , New York town in New York, United States with a population of 996 people.
  • Ohio , Illinois village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States with a population of 475 people.

Ohio Counties (more)

Franklin County
Franklin County

Franklin County, county in Massachusetts, United States

Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County, county in Ohio, United States

Hamilton County
Hamilton County

Hamilton County, county in New York, United States

County Name Population
Franklin County 1,324,624
Cuyahoga County 1,227,883
Hamilton County 817,985
Summit County 538,866
Montgomery County 531,610
Lucas County 428,294
Butler County 385,648
Stark County 369,772
Lorain County 312,172
Warren County 238,412
Lake County 229,569
Mahoning County 226,075
Delaware County 213,554
Clermont County 207,449
Trumbull County 196,800
Medina County 180,912

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