West Alexandria, Ohio

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West Alexandria, Ohio
Village
The George B. Unger House, a historic site in the village
The George B. Unger House, a historic site in the village
Location of West Alexandria, Ohio
Location of West Alexandria, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°44′40″N 84°32′1″W / 39.74444°N 84.53361°W / 39.74444; -84.53361Coordinates: 39°44′40″N 84°32′1″W / 39.74444°N 84.53361°W / 39.74444; -84.53361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Government
 • Mayor Carol Lunsford
Area[1]
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,340
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,360
 • Density 2,000.0/sq mi (772.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45381
Area code(s) 937
Website http://www.walexpreb.org/

West Alexandria is a village in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,340 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

In 1833, West Alexandria contained a Lutheran church, one physician, three stores, three taverns, and 40 residential houses.[4]

Geography[edit]

West Alexandria is located at 39°44′40″N 84°32′1″W / 39.74444°N 84.53361°W / 39.74444; -84.53361 (39.744544, -84.533747).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,340 people, 551 households, and 371 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,000.0 inhabitants per square mile (772.2/km2). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 911.9 per square mile (352.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.4% White, 1.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 551 households of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% 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 2.96.

The median age in the village was 37.8 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,395 people, 576 households, and 387 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,929.0 people per square mile (748.1/km²). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 829.7 per square mile (321.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.07% White, 0.36% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 576 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,399, and the median income for a family was $41,685. Males had a median income of $30,982 versus $24,265 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,628. About 5.4% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Local events[edit]

The village is home to several traditional events held annually, which includes the Oktoberfest. Held at Peace Park on US 35, music, food and crafts are always main attractions at the event, which opens with classic German music performed from inside the gazebo at the park. Also drawing a large crowd are the country cloggers and two-steppers. These local groups entertain the crowd on an outdoor stage as contemporary country music and classics are played while dancers perform. The second day of the festival always brings out antique car lovers as the Antique Car Run begins its trek through the county on Sunday afternoon. Car lovers can also enjoy other classic vehicles on Saturday as cars throughout the area are lined up along the back of the park for spectators to enjoy.

Another favorite is the Santa's Villa, located on East Dayton Street. Santa's Villa is opened early in December and visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas near the village's Peace Park.

Historic architecture[edit]

West Alexandria Depot

Three buildings in the village have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the George B. Unger House (pictured at the top of this article), the Lange Hotel, and the West Alexandria Depot.[7]

Notable person[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 487. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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