Jewett, Ohio

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Jewett, Ohio
Downtown businesses
Downtown businesses
Location of Jewett, Ohio
Location of Jewett, Ohio
Location of Jewett in Harrison County
Location of Jewett in Harrison County
Coordinates: 40°22′5″N 81°0′11″W / 40.36806°N 81.00306°W / 40.36806; -81.00306Coordinates: 40°22′5″N 81°0′11″W / 40.36806°N 81.00306°W / 40.36806; -81.00306
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHarrison
Government
 • Chief of PoliceRon Carter II[citation needed]
Area
 • Total0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation994 ft (303 m)
Population
 • Total692
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
651
 • Density1,278.98/sq mi (494.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43986
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-39172[5]
GNIS feature ID1064912[2]

Jewett is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 692 at the 2010 census. The community has also been known as Fairview.[6]

History[edit]

Jewett was originally called Fairview, and under the latter name was platted in 1851.[7] The present name is for T. M. Jewett, a railroad official.[8]

Geography[edit]

Jewett is located at 40°22′5″N 81°0′11″W / 40.36806°N 81.00306°W / 40.36806; -81.00306 (40.368020, -81.003026).[9]

Rolling farm land just outside Jewett, Ohio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all land.[10]

Jewett is the endpoint of the Conotton Creek Trail, an 11.4 miles long (18.3 kilometers) multi-use rails-to-trails path along the Conotton Creek. It is paved and suitable for bicycling, non-electric scootering, roller blading, wheel chairing, walking, running, and jogging.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900743
191091723.4%
1920852−7.1%
19308762.8%
19401,03117.7%
19501,019−1.2%
1960925−9.2%
1970901−2.6%
19809727.9%
1990778−20.0%
20007840.8%
2010692−11.7%
2019 (est.)651[4]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 692 people, 273 households, and 188 families living in the village. The population density was 1,356.9 inhabitants per square mile (523.9/km2). There were 317 housing units at an average density of 621.6 per square mile (240.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 273 households, of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.0% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 36.9 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 784 people, 300 households, and 219 families living in the village. The population density was 1,532.2 people per square mile (593.5/km2). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 639.1 per square mile (247.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.60% White, 0.26% Native American, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.

There were 300 households, out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% 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 3.05.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,125, and the median income for a family was $29,297. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $16,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,158. About 15.8% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Jewett Car Company[edit]

Jewett was the original home of the Jewett Car Company, a street car manufacturer, from 1894 until 1904. The street cars produced by this factory were shipped throughout the United States. The Jewett Car Company relocated to Newark, Ohio in 1904, and ceased operations in 1919.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jewett, Ohio
  7. ^ Hanna, Charles Augustus (1900). Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the State of Ohio. Privately printed. p. 114.
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 169.
  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 July 2, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

Further reading[edit]

  • Brough, Lawrence A., and James H. Graebner. From Small Town to Downtown: A History of the Jewett Car Company, 1893–1919.