New Washington, Ohio

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New Washington, Ohio
Village
Nickname(s): Dutchtown
Location of New Washington, Ohio
Location of New Washington, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°57′41″N 82°51′20″W / 40.96139°N 82.85556°W / 40.96139; -82.85556Coordinates: 40°57′41″N 82°51′20″W / 40.96139°N 82.85556°W / 40.96139; -82.85556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Crawford
Area[1]
 • Total 1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
 • Land 1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 967
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 945
 • Density 705.8/sq mi (272.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44854
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-55776[5]
GNIS feature ID 1056451[2]

New Washington is a village in Cranberry Township in Crawford County, Ohio, United States. The population was 967 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

New Washington was laid out in 1833.[6] It was incorporated as a village in 1874.[7]

Geography[edit]

New Washington is located at 40°57′41″N 82°51′20″W / 40.96139°N 82.85556°W / 40.96139; -82.85556 (40.961465, -82.855446).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 967 people, 400 households, and 258 families residing in the village. The population density was 705.8 inhabitants per square mile (272.5/km2). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 310.2 per square mile (119.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 400 households of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the village was 38.5 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 987 people, 393 households, and 275 families residing in the village. The population density was 777.7 people per square mile (300.1/km²). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 332.5 per square mile (128.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.29% White, 0.41% Asian, and 0.30% from two or more races.

There were 393 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,563, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $24,489 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,765. About 2.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Nickname[edit]

New Washington was nicknamed "Dutchtown" due to the a large segment of the population being of German descent. In 1974, a village-wide centennial celebration was held and the name "Dutchtown" was more firmly attached to the village due to marketing and memorabilia using the name.

Dutchtown Hatchery Festival[edit]

New Washington has an annual Dutchtown Hatchery Festival that started in 2004.[9] This festival is named such because of New Washington's history with the chicken hatchery industry. The first commercial hatchery in the United States was in New Washington.

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