Savannah, Ohio

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Savannah, Ohio
Village
Location of Savannah, Ohio
Location of Savannah, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°57′55″N 82°21′55″W / 40.96528°N 82.36528°W / 40.96528; -82.36528Coordinates: 40°57′55″N 82°21′55″W / 40.96528°N 82.36528°W / 40.96528; -82.36528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashland
Area[1]
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 413
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 409
 • Density 724.6/sq mi (279.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44874
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-70576[5]
GNIS feature ID 1065289[2]

Savannah is a village in Ashland County, Ohio, United States. The population was 413 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Savannah is located at 40°57′55″N 82°21′55″W / 40.96528°N 82.36528°W / 40.96528; -82.36528 (40.965249, -82.365168),[6] along the Vermilion River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), of which, 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 413 people, 139 households, and 108 families residing in the village. The population density was 724.6 inhabitants per square mile (279.8 /km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 266.7 per square mile (103.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.3% White, 1.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 139 households of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.3% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.39.

The median age in the village was 33.3 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% 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 372 people, 134 households, and 103 families residing in the village. The population density was 839.1 people per square mile (326.4/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 331.6 per square mile (129.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.46% White, 0.27% African American and 0.27% Native American.

There were 134 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,469, and the median income for a family was $38,182. Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,546. About 8.7% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Savannah, was laid out in 1818, by John Haney, son of Rev. James Haney, on the latter's land.[7] It was first called Vermillion, but more frequently went by the name of "Haneytown", after its founder. Its first settler was Joseph Fast, a carpenter. The first schoolhouse was a log building, erected on the northeast corner of the town plat. Jacob McLain was the first brickmaker and hatter in the town and township; Garnett Whitelock, the first blacksmith. Some of its first settlers were John Downer, a cabinet-maker; Eliphalet Downer, hatter; William Bryan and Joseph Marshall, blacksmiths, and James Duff, weaver; they all lived in log houses. In 1836 or 1837, the names of town and post office was changed to Savannah; and from this time until 1840 the town was at the zenith of its prosperity; there were three stores, two public houses, and a supply of mechanics, all doing a fair business. It was a leading stopping place between the productive country south and the market on the lake, north. Several efforts were made between the years 1830 and 1840 to erect a new county, with Savannah as the county seat; this failing, the town declined for several years. In 1858, an institution of learning called the "Savannah Male and Female Academy" was started, which seemed to put new life into the town.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Ashland County, Ohio, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 182. 

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