Morristown, Ohio

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Morristown, Ohio
Village
Main Street in Morristown
Main Street in Morristown
Location of Morristown, Ohio
Location of Morristown, Ohio
Location of Morristown in Belmont County
Location of Morristown in Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°3′46″N 81°4′17″W / 40.06278°N 81.07139°W / 40.06278; -81.07139Coordinates: 40°3′46″N 81°4′17″W / 40.06278°N 81.07139°W / 40.06278; -81.07139
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Township Union
Area[1]
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,266 ft (386 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 303
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 302
 • Density 594.1/sq mi (229.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43759
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-52346[5]
GNIS feature ID 1065060[2]

Morristown is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 303 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Morristown was platted in 1802.[6] The village was named for Duncan Morrison, a pioneer settler..[7] A variant name was "Morris Town".[8] A post office called Morristown has been in operation since 1807.[9]

Several blocks in downtown Morristown compose the Morristown Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[10]

Geography[edit]

Morristown is located at 40°3′46″N 81°4′17″W / 40.06278°N 81.07139°W / 40.06278; -81.07139 (40.062872, -81.071280).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 251
1850 456
1870 423
1880 434 2.6%
1890 371 −14.5%
1900 350 −5.7%
1910 280 −20.0%
1920 315 12.5%
1930 366 16.2%
1940 410 12.0%
1950 404 −1.5%
1960 396 −2.0%
1970 385 −2.8%
1980 463 20.3%
1990 296 −36.1%
2000 299 1.0%
2010 303 1.3%
Est. 2015 302 [12] −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 303 people, 124 households, and 78 families residing in the village. The population density was 594.1 inhabitants per square mile (229.4/km2). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 280.4 per square mile (108.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.7% White, 1.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 124 households of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the village was 43.8 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 299 people, 122 households, and 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 591.8 people per square mile (226.4/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 273.1 per square mile (104.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.33% White, 0.33% African American, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 122 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,212. About 5.0% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Transportation[edit]

About half a mile south of Morristown is Interstate 70 and closest Mile Marker is 208. Morristown's Main Street is the original US 40.

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. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 91. 
  7. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 263. 
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Morristown, Ohio
  9. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  10. ^ OHIO - Belmont County, Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Accessed 2008-11-02.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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