Pandora, Ohio

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Pandora, Ohio
Village
Motto: The Garden Spot of Ohio
Location of Pandora, Ohio
Location of Pandora, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°56′49″N 83°57′36″W / 40.94694°N 83.96000°W / 40.94694; -83.96000Coordinates: 40°56′49″N 83°57′36″W / 40.94694°N 83.96000°W / 40.94694; -83.96000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Putnam
Government
 • Mayor John Schlumbohm (until December 31, 2013)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,153
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,147
 • Density 1,281.1/sq mi (494.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45877
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-59738[5]
GNIS feature ID 1085224[2]
Website pandoraoh.com villageofpandora.com

Pandora is a village in Putnam County, Ohio, United States, located on the Riley Creek.

History[edit]

Pandora was originally called Pendleton, and under the latter name was laid out in 1837.[6] A post office was established as Pendleton in 1837, and the name was changed to Pandora in 1883.[7]

Geography[edit]

Pandora is located at 40°56′49″N 83°57′36″W / 40.94694°N 83.96000°W / 40.94694; -83.96000 (40.946883, -83.959905).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), of which 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,153 people, 452 households, and 320 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,281.1 inhabitants per square mile (494.6/km2). There were 486 housing units at an average density of 540.0 per square mile (208.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population. 56.8% were of German, 18.0% Swiss, 11.7% Irish, 8.7% English, and 5.9% French descent.[9]

There were 452 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 40 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,188 people, 442 households, and 331 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,462.0 people per square mile (566.3/km²). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 563.7 per square mile (218.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.74% White, 0.34% African American, 0.59% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 442 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,174, and the median income for a family was $49,500. Males had a median income of $36,597 versus $21,830 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,816. About 2.7% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Festivals[edit]

Riley Creek Festival, formerly known as Pandora's Melon Fest

Ted Fest, the 25th anniversary festival of the ma and pa grocery store Ted's Market.

Ted Fest was announced in late May to be returning for another year; this one will be held on September 14, 2013. This will also be the last year it will be called Ted Fest, but another name has not been chosen yet.


Notable people[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. ^ Warren, Robert (May 31, 1953). "Blanchard River Brought Pioneers To Putnam". Toledo Blade. p. 3. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Putnam County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Data Access and Dissemination Systems (DADS). "American FactFinder - Results". census.gov.