Location of Rutland, Ohio
|• Total||0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)|
|• Land||0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||574 ft (175 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||389|
|• Density||473.5/sq mi (182.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1049143|
Rutland is located at  The village lies in the Appalachian Plateau physiographic region. It is situated in a wide valley along Little Leading Creek. The village is plagued by frequent flash floods, often causing road and school closures. The surrounding hills, once containing profitable amounts of bituminous coal, have been subjected to strip mining throughout the early and mid 1900s. Currently, there are no mining operations in the area. Acid mine drainage has been found seeping out some of the abandoned mines and has negatively impacted water quality in the Little Leading Creek watershed. Rutland is the only village in Meigs County not located on the Ohio River.(39.042291, -82.128967).
As of the census of 2010, there were 393 people, 161 households, and 115 families residing in the village. The population density was 473.5 inhabitants per square mile (182.8 /km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 227.7 per square mile (87.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 161 households of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the village was 39.3 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 401 people, 163 households, and 109 families residing in the village. The population density was 488.3 people per square mile (188.8/km²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 213.1 per square mile (82.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.50% White, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.
There were 163 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the village the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $11,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,558. About 10.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.
Public education in the village of Rutland is provided by the Meigs Local School District. Campuses serving the village include Meigs Primary School (Grades K-2), Meigs Intermediate School (Grades 3-5), Meigs Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Meigs High School (Grades 9-12).
- Brewster Higley VI, composer of "Home on the Range."
- William P. Halliday, businessman and railroad executive.
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