New Paris, Ohio
|New Paris, Ohio|
Location of New Paris, Ohio
|• Total||0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)|
|• Land||0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||1,037 ft (316 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,607|
|• Density||2,201.4/sq mi (850.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1065129|
The earliest settlers of the town arrived in about 1806, many of them coming from near Paris in Bourbon County, Kentucky. They named their new community for the one they left in Kentucky.
The area south of the village called Cedar Springs was an early health spa.
New Paris became an incorporated village in 1832.
On April 30, 1865, a nine-car funeral train carrying Abraham Lincoln's body and about 300 mourners, stopped for memorial ceremonies at New Paris, one of many stops of the president's "national funeral" procession from Washington to Springfield, Illinois. New Paris as well as nearby Greenville, Ohio and Richmond, Indiana were selected for this honor because of strong Union support during the Civil War, and to avoid a route passing through the Copperhead (Anti-War) hotbeds of Dayton and Cincinnati.
New Paris is located at (39.855952, -84.794170).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which, 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
New Paris is just east of the Indiana state line.
The village is heavily dominated by cornfields, a staple of this area of Ohio.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,629 people, 715 households, and 431 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,201.4 inhabitants per square mile (850.0 /km2). There were 788 housing units at an average density of 1,064.9 per square mile (411.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 715 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the village was 36.7 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,623 people, 692 households, and 446 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,272.1 people per square mile (882.6/km²). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 1,041.6 per square mile (404.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.01% White, 0.31% African American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.
There were 692 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the village the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,726, and the median income for a family was $36,402. Males had a median income of $27,870 versus $21,731 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,422. About 8.2% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.
Notable natives and residents
- Benjamin Hanby - wrote the Christmas carol "Up On The House Top" in New Paris in 1864
- Grayson L. Kirk - president of Columbia University, advisor to the State Department, and instrumental in the formation of the United Nations; was briefly principal of New Paris High School
- David Purviance, minister and legislator
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
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- Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 343. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.