Anna, Ohio

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Anna, Ohio
Anna Town Hall
Location of Anna, Ohio
Location of Anna, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 84°10′25″W / 40.39528°N 84.17361°W / 40.39528; -84.17361Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 84°10′25″W / 40.39528°N 84.17361°W / 40.39528; -84.17361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
 • Mayor Bob Anderson
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,033 ft (315 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,567
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,552
 • Density 1,521.4/sq mi (587.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45302
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-02092[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064331[2]

Anna is a village in Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,567 at the 2010 census.

Anna is the location of a Honda of America Manufacturing (HAM) Plant that produces engines and other components for a range of Honda vehicles.

Anna is home to the Anna Local Schools, located in two separate buildings. Elementary in one and Middle and High school in the other. The Anna Rockets sports teams include male and female basketball and track and field. Other sports consist of football, soccer, baseball, volleyball and golf.

1937 earthquakes[edit]

On 9 March 1937, the largest recorded earthquake in Ohio occurred under the present day high school and middle school. It was measured at 5.4 on the Richter scale, while damage was at intensity VIII according to the Mercalli intensity scale.[1] The shock was felt as far away as Chicago, Illinois, and Toronto, Ontario. The shaking followed a similar but somewhat weaker event that happened a week earlier on 2 March of the same year. The Lutheran and Methodist Churches were heavily damaged and since then the Lutheran Church put metal braces in their attic to protect it from future earthquakes. The partially damaged school became a total loss for the town and they had to rebuild it. The town hall was so badly damaged that the upper story was condemned and has not been used since.The Shelby County area has experienced at least 40 earthquakes since 1875.[2]


Anna is located at 40°23′43″N 84°10′25″W / 40.39528°N 84.17361°W / 40.39528; -84.17361 (40.395352, -84.173744).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all land.[1]


  • Bob Anderson- Mayor
  • Nancy Benroth- Village Administrator
  • Scott Evans - Chief of Police (sworn in July 14, 2010)
  • Village Council
    • Kathleen Eshleman
    • Gary Strasser
    • Richard Eshleman
    • Kurt Ehemann
    • Richard Steinke
    • Jenni Shoffner
    • Tyler Martin
  • Andrew Bixler- Superintendent of Schools


The median income for a household in the village was $55,447, and the median income for a family was $59,396.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,567 people, 551 households, and 429 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,521.4 inhabitants per square mile (587.4/km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 571.8 per square mile (220.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 551 households of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the village was 31.1 years. 33.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.5% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 7.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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