Fort Recovery, Ohio
|Fort Recovery, Ohio|
|Townships||Gibson and Recovery|
|• Mayor||Roger Broerman|
|• Total||1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)|
|• Land||1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||942 ft (287 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,423|
|• Density||1,361.9/sq mi (525.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1040590|
Fort Recovery is a village in Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,430 at the 2010 census. The village is near the location of Fort Recovery, first established in 1793 under orders from General Anthony Wayne.
Fort Recovery was a stop along the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad that connected Pittsburgh to Chicago and St. Louis.
Fort Recovery is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), of which, 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $71,471, and the median income for a family was $88,676. Males had a median income of $64,219 versus $42,361 for females. The per capita income for the village was $37,600. About 1.8% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
Fort Recovery has been seeing quicker growth rates in recent years, along with neighboring village St. Henry, Ohio. From the 2000 to the 2010 Census, Fort Recovery's population grew at a rate of 42.1%, while Mercer County's population, as a whole, decreased by 0.3%. A 2012 estimate by the village council put the population at 1,533 which is a 7.2% increase from the 2010 US Census.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,430 people, 555 households, and 391 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,361.9 inhabitants per square mile (525.8 /km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 561.0 per square mile (216.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 555 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.16.
The median age in the village was 34.8 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.
In 1818 a Virginia soldier who fought at the battle of St. Clair's Defeat returned to the area in search of silver he left by a standing Oak tree. The soldier remained in the area for an unknown amount of time and was later found dead in the woods. In 1852 a local resident struck metal with a grubbing hoe. The metal was iron bands encasing a small wooden box. 900 pieces of Spanish doubloons were found, valued at $14,000, in 1852.
- Village Officials
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