East Palestine, Ohio
|East Palestine, Ohio|
Downtown Market Street in 2011
|Motto: "A Little City with a Big Future"|
Location of East Palestine, Ohio
|• Mayor||Margo Zuch|
|• Total||3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)|
|• Land||3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,001 ft (305 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,653|
|• Density||1,498.7/sq mi (578.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||330, 234|
|GNIS feature ID||1064586|
The town was founded in 1828 and incorporated as a city in 1875. Nearby clay pits supported a pottery industry; the W. S. George Pottery Company was formed in 1909 from the East Palestine Pottery Company and operated in the town until the 1950s. Formerly, East Palestine was called Mechanicsburg, but was changed to "East Palestine" as part of a religious nomenclature in that area such as New Galilee, Pennsylvania, Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, etc. Mechanicsburg is today a name given to a village in Champaign County, Ohio, near the opposite border of the state from East Palestine.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,721 people, 1,898 households, and 1,282 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,498.7 inhabitants per square mile (578.7 /km2). There were 2,125 housing units at an average density of 674.6 per square mile (260.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 1,898 households of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the city was 40.7 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,917 people, 1,975 households, and 1,384 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,772.1 people per square mile (685.4/km²). There were 2,108 housing units at an average density of 759.7 per square mile (293.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.47% White, 0.37% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.
There were 1,975 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,738, and the median income for a family was $40,057. Males had a median income of $30,550 versus $17,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,243. About 5.5% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.
- Wynn Hawkins - retired Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.
- Jerry McGee - retired professional golfer
- J. T. Miller - NHL ice hockey player with the New York Rangers.
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