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Stark County Community Guide

Living in Stark County, Ohio

Stark County is located in Northeast, Ohio and if you’re thinking about relocating to this area, it offers affordable housing with the average sale price of a home well under that of the national average. In addition, the area includes national attractions, museums, a lively art and music district, community colleges and several options for food and dining.

The county was founded in 1808 after John Stark, an officer in the American Revolutionary War known for his heroism in the Battle of Bennington in Vermont. There are actually several places in the United States named after him. Although he and his wife, Molly, never actually visited Ohio, he was still alive when the county was founded.

Molly was a nurse and is known for helping troops during a smallpox epidemic. The now closed Molly Stark Sanatorium, was named after her and founded in 1929 as a tuberculosis hospital. You can visit this location in Louisville and it’s now part of Stark Parks.

Other tourism sites include: Pro Football Hall of Fame, First Ladies National Historic Site, William McKinley National Memorial and more!

Explore below to better understand homes for sale, current real estate market conditions, see how many communities are in the county, and learn about school districts and their ratings!

Homes for Sale in Stark County

Search houses for sale in Stark County from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), from all local realtor brokerages. Properties include residential homes, condos, multi-family, and land listings. Customize your own Stark County real estate search and receive email listing alerts when new properties hit the market!

Real Estate Market Update for Stark County

Here are the latest stats for the real estate market in Stark County! Updated monthly to help you understand market conditions and to determine if making a move now makes sense for your circumstances.


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Average Sale Price

Average sale price for sold houses in Stark County, Ohio.

JAN: $182,098
FEB: $207,556
MAR: $213,248
APR: $206,885
MAY: $218,244
JUN: $216,868
JUL: $211,985
AUG: $213,230
SEP: $208,408
OCT: $195,043

Close Price to List Original Price Ratio

Percentage indicates how much a property sold for, on average, when compared to what the list price was.

JAN: 100%
FEB: 100%
MAR: 100%
APR: 101.7%
MAY: 101.2%
JUN: 101.1%
JUL: 100%
AUG: 100%
SEP: 100%
OCT: 99.4%

Average Days a Home is on the Market

Number indicates the average days on market in Stark County, Ohio before a home sold. 

JAN: 33
FEB: 31
MAR: 28
APR: 24
MAY: 22
JUN: 17
JUL: 21
AUG: 22
SEP: 27
OCT: 31

New Listings to Come on the Market

Numbers indicate the total number of new listings that came on the market each month, in Stark County, Ohio.

JAN: 329
FEB:  371
MAR: 475
APR:  529
MAY: 574
JUN: 601
JUL: 618
AUG: 582
SEP: 559
OCT: 469

Total Number of Home Sales

Numbers indicate the total number of home sales each month, in Stark County, Ohio.

JAN: 305
FEB:  297
MAR: 359
APR:  381
MAY: 425
JUN: 475
JUL: 400
AUG: 481
SEP: 451
OCT: 389

Want to know what is going on in your specific neighborhood? Get your free, no-obligation, home valuation and market report!

Communities in Stark County

Stark County has seen increases in population over the years but there are still several areas that are rural. The county includes 6 cities, 12 villages, and 17 townships.
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Cities

Alliance
Canal Fulton
Canton
Louisville
Massillon
North Canton

Villages

Beach City
Brewster
East Canton
East Sparta
Hartville
Hills and Dales
Magnolia
Minerva
Meyers Lake
Navarre
Waynesburg
Wilmot

Townships

Bethlehem
Canton
Jackson
Lake
Lawrence
Lexington
Marlboro
Nimishillen
Osnaburg
Paris
Perry
Pike
Plain
Sandy
Sugar Creek
Tuscarawas
Washington

School Districts in Stark County

There are 17 school districts in the county and you can learn more about each, by clicking on the district's name below.

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