Sinking Spring, Ohio

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Sinking Spring, Ohio
Village
Location of Sinking Spring, Ohio
Location of Sinking Spring, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°4′27″N 83°23′14″W / 39.07417°N 83.38722°W / 39.07417; -83.38722Coordinates: 39°4′27″N 83°23′14″W / 39.07417°N 83.38722°W / 39.07417; -83.38722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Highland
Area[1]
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 133
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 132
 • Density 283.0/sq mi (109.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45172
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-72578[5]
GNIS feature ID 1065330[2]

Sinking Spring is a village in Highland County, Ohio, United States. The population was 133 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Sinking Spring was named for a small flow which, after emerging from Niagaran limestone, disappears underground in joints of eastward-dipping rocks.

In 1833, Sinking Spring contained two stores and ten or twelve dwelling houses.[6]

Geography[edit]

Sinking Spring is located at 39°4′27″N 83°23′14″W / 39.07417°N 83.38722°W / 39.07417; -83.38722 (39.074266, -83.387139).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 133 people, 53 households, and 37 families residing in the village. The population density was 283.0 inhabitants per square mile (109.3/km2). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 131.9 per square mile (50.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 53 households of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% 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 3.03.

The median age in the village was 45.2 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 158 people, 57 households, and 44 families residing in the village. The population density was 337.6 people per square mile (129.8/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 134.6 per square mile (51.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.47% White, 1.90% Native American, and 0.63% from two or more races.

There were 57 households out of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 17.5% 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 2.77 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $38,333 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,089. About 7.7% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 28.6% of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents[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. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 421. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.