Archbold, Ohio

Coordinates: 41°31′6″N 84°18′20″W / 41.51833°N 84.30556°W / 41.51833; -84.30556
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Archbold, Ohio
Archbold High School
Archbold High School
Motto: 
"Live Archbold!"
Location of Archbold, Ohio
Location of Archbold, Ohio
Location of Archbold in Fulton County
Location of Archbold in Fulton County
Coordinates: 41°31′6″N 84°18′20″W / 41.51833°N 84.30556°W / 41.51833; -84.30556
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyFulton
TownshipGerman
Founded1866
Government
 • MayorBrad Grime
 • Village AdministratorDonna Dettling
Area
 • Total5.05 sq mi (13.09 km2)
 • Land4.93 sq mi (12.77 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
Elevation732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,516
 • Density916.02/sq mi (353.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43502
Area codes419, 567
FIPS code39-02344[4]
GNIS feature ID1064339[3]
Websitewww.archbold.com

Archbold is a village in Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,516 at the 2020 census. Located about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Toledo, Archbold is home to Northwest State Community College.

History[edit]

The Industrial Relations Committee in Archbold Ohio, 1947.

Archbold was founded in 1855 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The village was probably named for John Archbald, a railroad promoter,[6] though another tradition is that the name is an amalgamation of Arch and Bald, two other railroad officials.[7] A post office called Archbold has been in operation since 1855.[8]

It was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1983.

Geography[edit]

Archbold is located at 41°31′6″N 84°18′20″W / 41.51833°N 84.30556°W / 41.51833; -84.30556 (41.518290, -84.305483).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.07 square miles (13.13 km2), of which, 4.93 square miles (12.77 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1870373
188063570.2%
189078022.8%
190095822.8%
19101,08212.9%
19201,1254.0%
19301,1855.3%
19401,2364.3%
19501,48620.2%
19602,34858.0%
19703,04729.8%
19803,3188.9%
19903,4403.7%
20004,29024.7%
20104,3461.3%
20204,5163.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 4,346 people, 1,760 households, and 1,178 families living in the village. The population density was 881.5 inhabitants per square mile (340.3/km2). There were 1,876 housing units at an average density of 380.5 per square mile (146.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 5.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.8% of the population.

There were 1,760 households, of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 41 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,290 people, 1,717 households, and 1,167 families living in the village. The population density was 1,009.2 inhabitants per square mile (389.7/km2). There were 1,807 housing units at an average density of 425.1 per square mile (164.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.54% White, 0.47% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 5.78% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.42% of the population.

There were 1,717 households, out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% 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 3.05.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,155, and the median income for a family was $52,050. Males had a median income of $37,243 versus $25,990 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,971. About 1.8% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Archbold Community Theatre began informally in the late 1970's as an offshoot of the Archbold Friends of the Arts, and was officially incorporated in 1980. In 1999, ACT purchased Giffey Hall in Ridgeville Corners, which is its permanent home.

Black Swamp Arts Council, founded in 1999, is a non-profit arts organizations that provides a wide range of arts opportunities for all ages in NW Ohio. They partner with schools, and other arts and community organizations to present quality, affordable art-filled experiences.

Archbold Parks and Recreation sponsors art and music classes throughout the year in the village parks. Since 1999, the Route 66 Bash (formerly the Backyard Bash), has been a popular annual concert in the downtown area featuring popular country artists.

Media[edit]

The Archbold Buckeye is a weekly newspaper begun by W.O Taylor in 1905. Over the years, The Buckeye has won numerous state awards, including the 2023 Newspaper of the Year in Division C.

Since 1959, Farmland News has provided news and information with an emphasis on farming and agriculture.

WMTR Radio has been locally owned and operated since 1968 by the Northwestern Ohio Broadcasting Corporation. The station plays a mix of music from the 70s to the 90s, covers local news, and provides live broadcasts of community and high school sporting events. WMTR is the NW Ohio home of the Detroit Tigers. NOBC also owns and operates 94.3 The Buck, a mainstream country music station.

Education[edit]

Archbold is home to Archbold Area Schools, the only school district in the village of Archbold. Four County Career Center is a career based technical school for students currently in their junior or senior year. Northwest State Community College a local community college.

The village has a public lending library.[13]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Village of Archbold". Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ Aldrich, Lewis Cass (1888). History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio. D. Mason & Company. p. 514.
  6. ^ Wolfe, Don (August 20, 1985). "Names of cities, villages often are history lessons". Toledo Blade. p. 9. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  7. ^ Reighard, Frank H. (1920). A Standard History of Fulton County, Ohio (Volume 1). Lewis Publishing Company. p. 296.
  8. ^ "Fulton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  13. ^ "Homepage". Archbold Community Library. Retrieved February 25, 2018.