Wadsworth is a city in Medina County, Ohio, United States. It is counted as part of the Greater Cleveland metropolitan statistical area, although it is also a suburb of Akron. Founded in 1814, the city was named after General Elijah Wadsworth, a Revolutionary War hero and War of 1812 officer who owned the largest share of the lands that became Medina County, Ohio. The population was 21,567 at the 2010 census.
A post office called Wadsworth has been in operation since 1823.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.62 square miles (27.51 km2), all land. It is located just a few miles south of the east–west continental divide.
Nearby cities include Akron and Cleveland.
As of 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $48,605, and the median income for a family was $58,850. Males had a median income of $41,626 versus $25,805 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,859.