Fort Shawnee, Ohio

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Fort Shawnee, Ohio
Village
Location of Fort Shawnee, Ohio
Location of Fort Shawnee, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°40′54″N 84°8′21″W / 40.68167°N 84.13917°W / 40.68167; -84.13917Coordinates: 40°40′54″N 84°8′21″W / 40.68167°N 84.13917°W / 40.68167; -84.13917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
Township Shawnee
Government
 • Mayor Dennis E. Shaffer
Area[1]
 • Total 7.25 sq mi (18.78 km2)
 • Land 7.21 sq mi (18.67 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation[2] 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,726
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 3,643
 • Density 516.8/sq mi (199.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-27944[5]
GNIS feature ID 1040592[2]
Website http://www.fortshawneeallencounty.com/

Fort Shawnee was a village in Allen County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,726 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Lima, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fort Shawnee was adjacent to the city of Lima and the village of Cridersville in Auglaize County. In 2012, village residents voted to disincorporate the village.[6]

Geography[edit]

Fort Shawnee was located at 40°40′54″N 84°8′21″W / 40.68167°N 84.13917°W / 40.68167; -84.13917 (40.681750, -84.139297).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.25 square miles (18.78 km2), of which, 7.21 square miles (18.67 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,726 people, 1,506 households, and 1,095 families residing in the village. The population density was 516.8 inhabitants per square mile (199.5/km2). There were 1,605 housing units at an average density of 222.6 per square mile (85.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 2.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 1,506 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 42 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,855 people, 1,524 households, and 1,141 families residing in the village. The population density was 535.0 people per square mile (206.4/km²). There were 1,608 housing units at an average density of 223.2 per square mile (86.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.37% White, 3.06% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 1,524 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% 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 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $46,723, and the median income for a family was $52,072. Males had a median income of $41,908 versus $25,438 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,916. About 2.4% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The village was a charter municipality operating under a strong mayor system. The executive and ceremonial head of the Village is the Mayor, elected at large for a four-year term. The Council consists of seven members, elected at large, on staggered terms.[citation needed]

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. ^ Blake, Bob (6 November 2012). "Voters shut down Fort Shawnee". The Lima News. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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