Richland County, Ohio, USA
The small-town, hometown feel throughout the communities of Richland County is embodied by our rural, yet industrial, heritage and practice. Approximately 85% of the county remains agricultural or forested. As is the case in all of Ohio, farming is our biggest business but certainly not our only business.
Richland County’s cost of living is less than three-quarters the national average, making it affordable for more people to buy a home or start a business.
Richland County residents tend to work close to home. Fewer than one in five commute more than 30 minutes to work, and more than one in three say their commute is under 15 minutes.
County residents are actively engaged in a number of interests including the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, which calls the 1400 seat Renaissance Theatre home. Boasting a number of college campuses in and around the area speaks to the educationally minded people who live and work in Richland County.
Area attractions include: The Mid-Ohio Race Car Course, known for Indy car, road and cycle racing; Snowtrails and Clearfork ski lodges; the horticultural wonders of Kingwood Center, a 47 acre estate and gardens; Malabar State Farm, known by both Hollywood and agricultural interests; and the Mansfield Reformatory, with its Hollywood connection (Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One) and its haunted past - now open to the public.