Massillon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 32,252 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Massillon is the 45th largest community in Ohio. Massillon has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Massillon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Massillon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Massillon who work in office and administrative support (15.64%), sales jobs (10.88%), and food service (7.55%).
The percentage of adults in Massillon with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.73% of adults in Massillon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Massillon in 2010 was $21,261, which is middle income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,044 for a family of four. However, Massillon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Massillon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Massillon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Massillon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Massillon include Irish, Italian, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Massillon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.