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|• Mayor||William Jenkins|
|• Total||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Land||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,079 ft (329 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||426|
|• Density||1,436.7/sq mi (554.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1041891|
Huntsville is located at (40.441284, -83.804725).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land. Huntsville is the northernmost village in the Huntsville, Sollysville, Cherokee combined statistical area within the Indian Lake Region.
As of the census of 2010, there were 431 people, 159 households, and 123 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,436.7 inhabitants per square mile (554.7/km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 630.0 per square mile (243.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 159 households of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the village was 35.6 years. 30.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 454 people, 175 households, and 134 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,346.8 people per square mile (515.6/km²). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 548.8 per square mile (210.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.14% White, 0.22% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.
There were 175 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $40,156, and the median income for a family was $44,306. Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,928. About 3.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.
Huntsville is governed by a mayor-council system. The Mayor is William Jenkins, and the council is composed of President Dan Griffin and members Jim Jones, Nicole Parker, Lori Fisher, Deb Anderson, Huntsville, 2012. In the November 2011 elections, Jenkins was re-elected without opposition, Susan Yelton was elected to the clerk-treasurer position, defeating Lori Fisher in a (56-51 vote).
The community also owns and operates WOHP-LP at 101.3.FM which is managed by Gene Kirby as a simulcast of WRPO-LP in Russells Point. WOHP however aired a live local broadcast on July 11, 2015 during its 150th anniverary celebrations.
Huntsville's beginnings include being that of a railroad town. The former Toledo and Ohio Central Railway ran through Huntsville and operated repair shops for its locomotive fleet. The railroad ran a branch line between Saint Marys, through Russells Point and towards East Liberty and Columbus. By the 1960s the section that ran between Bellefontaine and East Liberty was abandoned when it was part of the New York Central and then the remaining trackage between St. Marys and Bellefontaine abandoned in the 1970s when Penn Central fell into bankruptcy.
Despite its small size, Huntsville lies at the intersection of several highways. State Route 274 passes through the village, and State Route 117's southern end is at Huntsville. Moreover, U.S. Route 33 passes on the southwest edge of the village, and the eastern ends of State Routes 366 and 368 are located just north of the village.
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