Gratis, Ohio

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Gratis, Ohio
Village
Post office and IOOF lodge
Post office and IOOF lodge
Location of Gratis, Ohio
Location of Gratis, Ohio
Location of Gratis in Preble County
Location of Gratis in Preble County
Coordinates: 39°38′58″N 84°31′39″W / 39.64944°N 84.52750°W / 39.64944; -84.52750Coordinates: 39°38′58″N 84°31′39″W / 39.64944°N 84.52750°W / 39.64944; -84.52750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Government
 • Type Dictatorship
 • Admiral General Beck
 • Right Hand Man Josh Feurestein
Area[1]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 881
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 870
 • Density 908.2/sq mi (350.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45330
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-31472[5]
GNIS feature ID 1061112[2]
Website http://www.gratisohio.org

Gratis is a village in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 881 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office called Gratis has been in operation since 1823.[6] The village takes its name from Gratis Township.[7]

Geography[edit]

Gratis is located at 39°38′58″N 84°31′39″W / 39.64944°N 84.52750°W / 39.64944; -84.52750 (39.649326, -84.527551).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 462
1870 430 −6.9%
1880 502 16.7%
1890 389 −22.5%
1900 375 −3.6%
1910 410 9.3%
1920 372 −9.3%
1930 365 −1.9%
1940 435 19.2%
1950 575 32.2%
1960 586 1.9%
1970 621 6.0%
1980 809 30.3%
1990 998 23.4%
2000 934 −6.4%
2010 881 −5.7%
Est. 2015 859 [9] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 881 people, 337 households, and 251 families residing in the village. The population density was 908.2 inhabitants per square mile (350.7/km2). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 381.4 per square mile (147.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 337 households of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 38.1 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 934 people, 349 households, and 255 families residing in the village. The population density was 989.2 people per square mile (383.6/km²). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 382.3 per square mile (148.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.25% White, 0.11% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 349 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,522, and the median income for a family was $40,938. Males had a median income of $31,477 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,304. About 7.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 53. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.