New Athens, Ohio

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New Athens, Ohio
Village
The Franklin College Building in New Athens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Franklin College Building in New Athens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location of New Athens, Ohio
Location of New Athens, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°11′4″N 80°59′43″W / 40.18444°N 80.99528°W / 40.18444; -80.99528Coordinates: 40°11′4″N 80°59′43″W / 40.18444°N 80.99528°W / 40.18444; -80.99528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Harrison
Area[1]
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 320
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 327
 • Density 1,142.9/sq mi (441.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43981
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-54068[5]
GNIS feature ID 1065108[2]

New Athens (pronounced AY-thenz) is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 320 at the 2010 census.

During Morgan's Raid, a decisive Union victory in the Civil War in 1863, Confederate Brid. Gen. John Hunt Morgan traveled through the Moorefield, Harrisville, New Athens, Smithfield, New Alexandria, Wintersville, Two Ridge, Richmond, East Springfield, Bergholz, and Monroeville on his way to defeat at the Battle of Salineville.

Geography[edit]

New Athens is located at 40°11′4″N 80°59′43″W / 40.18444°N 80.99528°W / 40.18444; -80.99528 (40.184401, -80.995196).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 320 people, 140 households, and 95 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,142.9 inhabitants per square mile (441.3 /km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 528.6 per square mile (204.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.4% White, 0.3% African American, and 0.3% from two or more races.

There were 140 households of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the village was 44.9 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 342 people, 135 households, and 100 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,210.1 people per square mile (471.6/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 509.5 per square mile (198.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.83% White, 0.29% African American, and 0.88% from two or more races.

There were 135 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% 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 2.91.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,786, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $17,344 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,771. About 18.8% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.