Bethesda, Ohio

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Bethesda, Ohio
Village
Houses on Maple Avenue
Houses on Maple Avenue
Location of Bethesda, Ohio
Location of Bethesda, Ohio
Location of Bethesda in Belmont County
Location of Bethesda in Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°0′58″N 81°4′22″W / 40.01611°N 81.07278°W / 40.01611; -81.07278Coordinates: 40°0′58″N 81°4′22″W / 40.01611°N 81.07278°W / 40.01611; -81.07278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Township Goshen
Established 1910
Government
 • Mayor Martin Lucas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,220 ft (372 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,256
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,246
 • Density 2,025.8/sq mi (782.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43719
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-06138[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064431[2]

Bethesda /bəˈθzdə/[6] is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,256 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Bethesda is located at 40°00′58″N 81°04′22″W / 40.016200°N 81.072753°W / 40.016200; -81.072753.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), of which 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,182
1930 1,159 −1.9%
1940 1,127 −2.8%
1950 1,158 2.8%
1960 1,178 1.7%
1970 1,157 −1.8%
1980 1,429 23.5%
1990 1,161 −18.8%
2000 1,413 21.7%
2010 1,256 −11.1%
Est. 2016 1,241 [8] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,256 people, 549 households, and 358 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,025.8 inhabitants per square mile (782.2/km2). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 1,075.8 per square mile (415.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 549 households of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the village was 39.6 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,413 people, 592 households, and 397 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,199.7 people per square mile (852.4/km2). There were 679 housing units at an average density of 1,057.1 per square mile (409.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.94% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 592 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,358 and the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $27,396 versus $19,028 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,406. About 16.8% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Bethesda has had three names: Burrs Mills, Fairmount, and Bethesda. When the railroad reached the village in 1852, the Central Ohio Railroad built a station and named it Burr’s Mills in honor of Merrick S. Burr,who operated a sawmill in the area. In 1855,[10] Burr laid out a village which he called Fairmount because of its high and beautiful location.Prior to that time, there was a store, the Bethesda Methodist Church and a post office, all located about 2 miles south of the current town on what now CR 26, and the post office was named after the church. The store proprietor was the postmaster and when he moved his store to the town, the post office also was relocated but retained its name. As a result, the town was called Fairmount while the railroad station was Burr’s Mills and the post office was Bethesda. In the late 1800s the name of Bethesda was finally chosen for the town. Bethesda was incorporated as a village in 1910.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://scrippsjschool.org/pronunciation/
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 294. 

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