Elmwood Place, Ohio

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Elmwood Place, Ohio
Village
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Detailed map of Elmwood Place
Detailed map of Elmwood Place
Coordinates: 39°11′8″N 84°29′16″W / 39.18556°N 84.48778°W / 39.18556; -84.48778Coordinates: 39°11′8″N 84°29′16″W / 39.18556°N 84.48778°W / 39.18556; -84.48778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 518 ft (158 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,188
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,173
 • Density 6,837.5/sq mi (2,640.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 45216
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-25186[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064618[2]
Website http://villageofelmwoodplace.com

Elmwood Place is a village in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,188 at the 2010 census. Except for a small portion which touches neighboring St. Bernard, Elmwood Place is nearly surrounded by the city of Cincinnati.

History[edit]

Elmwood Place was laid out in 1875. It was incorporated as a village in 1890.[6]

Geography[edit]

Elmwood Place is located at 39°11′8″N 84°29′16″W / 39.18556°N 84.48778°W / 39.18556; -84.48778 (39.185608, -84.487842).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,188 people, 872 households, and 477 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,837.5 inhabitants per square mile (2,640.0/km2). There were 1,099 housing units at an average density of 3,434.4 per square mile (1,326.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 79.1% White, 14.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 872 households of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.5% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the village was 35.2 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,681 people, 1,061 households, and 658 families residing in the village. The population density was 8,106.5 people per square mile (3,136.8/km²). There were 1,173 housing units at an average density of 3,546.8 per square mile (1,372.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.87% White, 5.45% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 1,061 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,017, and the median income for a family was $31,528. Males had a median income of $29,902 versus $21,812 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,466. About 20.2% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.9% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Controversy[edit]

In 2012, Elmwood Place installed two unmanned speed cameras in the village, automatically ticketing speeding vehicles that pass through the village. It has been described as a "money grab" and "shake down" by residents, politicians and lawyers.[8] In the first week, more than 1,000 tickets were issued, netting the village over $100,000. In the first month, the units ticketed 6,600 drivers at $105.00 each.[9] By December 31, 2012, the tiny village had issued over $1.5 million in tickets, netting over $700,000. [10] Some drivers were also upset that they couldn't pay the ticket at the town hall, like other tickets; payment had to be mailed to Cleveland or paid by phone or online, with an additional $3.50 fee. Elmwood Place councilman Jerald Robertson asked that the mayor resign, [11] and that all drivers avoid the village and its businesses until the cameras are removed. On March 8, 2013, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered a halt to the use of the cameras, calling them "a scam" that, when combined with the city's enforcement tactics, violated citizens' due process rights.[12]

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. ^ Nelson, S. B. (1894). "History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio: Their Past and Present, Including...biographies and Portraits of Pioneers and Representative Citizens, etc., Volume 1". p. 424. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Cincinnati.com article". 
  9. ^ WCPO 9 NEWS
  10. ^ http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130109/NEWS01/301090172/Speed-camera-take-1-5-million
  11. ^ http://www.local12.com/news/local/story/Elmwood-Place-Mayor-Asked-To-Resign-Over-Speed/o19KR47Dv0-mWJ0iU2zTfA.cspx
  12. ^ "Judge to village: No cameras". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2013-03-11.