Edgerton, Ohio

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Edgerton, Ohio
Village
Motto: "It takes two to make a thing go right"
Location of Edgerton, Ohio
Location of Edgerton, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°26′58″N 84°44′49″W / 41.44944°N 84.74694°W / 41.44944; -84.74694Coordinates: 41°26′58″N 84°44′49″W / 41.44944°N 84.74694°W / 41.44944; -84.74694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Williams
Government
 • Mayor Lance L. Bowsher
Area[1]
 • Total 1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Land 1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[2] 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,012
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,001
 • Density 1,075.9/sq mi (415.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43517
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-24486[5]
GNIS feature ID 1048691[2]
Website http://www.edgerton-ohio.com/

Edgerton is a village in Williams County, Ohio, United States in the extreme northwest corner of Ohio. This area has long been known as the top of Ohio and was formerly a part of the Northwest Territory.[6] St Joseph township was established in 1832, followed by the Village of Denmark. The Village of Edgerton is located in the SW corner of Williams County and was incorporated on 4 December 1865. It was named for Alfred P. Edgerton,[7] a landowner who donated land for a public square in what became the Village of Edgerton. That same public square is now known as Village Park. The population was 2,012 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Edgerton is located at 41°26′58″N 84°44′49″W / 41.44944°N 84.74694°W / 41.44944; -84.74694 (41.449331, -84.746823).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.88 square miles (4.87 km2), of which, 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,012 people, 791 households, and 554 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,075.9 inhabitants per square mile (415.4 /km2). There were 865 housing units at an average density of 462.6 per square mile (178.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 791 households of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the village was 41.3 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,117 people, 812 households, and 568 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,137.8 people per square mile (439.5/km²). There were 862 housing units at an average density of 463.3 per square mile (178.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.45% White, 0.19% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

There are 812 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $45,865. Males had a median income of $32,456 versus $23,646 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,690. About 6.3% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ A History of Edgerton, Ohio is found here.
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 114. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.