Location of Morral, Ohio
|• Total||2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)|
|• Land||2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||389|
|• Density||147.8/sq mi (57.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1065058|
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When the promoters of the Columbus and Toledo Railroad Company, present day CSX, announced its route would include Salt Rock Township, Samuel Morral I and Jacob Neff, each of whom owned the land where the village now is, entered into the business of selling commercial and residential lots. They transferred the necessary acreage to Mr. Thomas E. Berry, a real estate agent and promoter, in trust, for the purpose of laying out and selling lots for them.
He prepared and filed a plat of the new village with the county recorder on September 1, 1875. It was given the name Morral for Samuel Morral I who owned that part of the village plat north of Neff Street. Jacob Neff, who owned the land south of Neff Street, was honored (or consoled) by having the principal street named for him.
The railroad was completed on January 10, 1877. Soon a grain elevator, scales and stock loading pens were constructed. Abel Martin and Samuel Morral II built new homes, both still standing and occupied today, with the Martin home still occupied by a direct descendent. The Morral home is occupied by another direct descendent of Mr. Martin. R.O. Richards had a store and C.W. Brady a saloon. By 1878 Sam Lilly maintained and advertised a hotel having "first class accommodations with good stables attached". Morral has existed as an incorporated village since 1904.
Morral is located at (40.689435, -83.212985).
As of the census of 2010, there were 399 people, 156 households, and 105 families residing in the village. The population density was 147.8 inhabitants per square mile (57.1 /km2). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 64.1 per square mile (24.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 156 households of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the village was 39.3 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 388 people, 147 households, and 114 families residing in the village. The population density was 143.0 people per square mile (55.3/km2). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 56.7 per square mile (21.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.74% White and 0.26% Native American.
There were 147 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $39,167, and the median income for a family was $39,861. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,977 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,272. About 6.7% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
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