Fort Recovery, Ohio
|Fort Recovery, Ohio|
Victory monument in Fort Recovery
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
|Townships||Gibson and Recovery|
|• Mayor||Dave Kaup|
|• Village administrator||Randy Diller|
|• Total||1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)|
|• Land||1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||942 ft (287 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,423|
|• Density||1,361.9/sq mi (525.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1040590|
Fort Recovery is a village in Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,430 at the 2010 census. The village is near the location of Fort Recovery, first established in 1793 under orders from General Anthony Wayne. The town is located near the headwaters of the Wabash River.
Fort Recovery is located at .
The northwest corner of the Greenville Treaty Line is located in Fort Recovery.
Fort Recovery is located at the confluence of a number of major area roads, including State Route 119, State Route 49, Sharpsburg Road, Union City Road, Wabash Road, and Fort Recovery-Minster Road. Fort Recovery was a stop along the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad that connected Buffalo to Chicago and St. Louis.
The Wabash River passes through Fort Recovery.
In 1818, a Virginia soldier who fought at the battle of St. Clair's Defeat returned to the area in search of silver he left by a standing oak tree. The soldier remained in the area for an unknown amount of time and was later found dead in the woods. In 1852, a local resident struck metal with a grubbing hoe. The metal was iron bands encasing a small wooden box, and 900 Spanish doubloons were found, valued at $14 thousand (equivalent to $403 thousand in today's dollars), in 1852.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,430 people, 555 households, and 391 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,361.9 inhabitants per square mile (525.8/km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 561.0 per square mile (216.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 555 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.16.
The median age in the village was 34.8 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,273 people, 508 households, and 353 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,324.9 people per square mile (512.0/km2). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 557.8 per square mile (215.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.74% White, 0.08% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.55% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.
There were 508 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the village, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,471, and the median income for a family was $48,676. Males had a median income of $34,219 versus $22,361 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,600. About 2.8% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
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