Location of Richwood, Ohio
|• Total||1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)|
|• Land||1.25 sq mi (3.24 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||951 ft (290 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,238|
|• Density||1,783.2/sq mi (688.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1061602|
The town of Richwood was laid out in 1832, by Philip Plummer. In 1834, road work was completed, and all the roads going into the town were gravelled. As of 1877, the town contained one newspaper, two banks, three churches, one brick school-house, and several stores and factories.
Richwood is located at (40.426927, -83.297404).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2), of which, 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
Richwood is at the junction of State Highways 37 and 47.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,229 people, 877 households, and 572 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,783.2 inhabitants per square mile (688.5/km2). There were 969 housing units at an average density of 775.2 per square mile (299.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 877 households of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.14.
The median age in the village was 34.2 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,156 people, 849 households, and 567 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,795.2 people per square mile (693.7/km²). There were 957 housing units at an average density of 796.9 per square mile (307.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.96% White, 0.23% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.
There were 849 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $39,550, and the median income for a family was $47,656. Males had a median income of $33,393 versus $21,971 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,799. About 6.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.
Richwood is the home of the North Union school system. The North Union High School football team is known as the Wildcats.
- Martha Root- teacher of the Bahá'í Faith in the late 19th and early 20th century
- Beriah Wilkins- United States Congressman
- Robert "Bob" Farrington - Harness racing driver/trainer
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