New Lexington, Ohio

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New Lexington, Ohio
Village
Perry County Courthouse in New Lexington
Perry County Courthouse in New Lexington
Location of New Lexington, Ohio
Location of New Lexington, Ohio
Location of New Lexington in Perry County
Location of New Lexington in Perry County
Coordinates: 39°42′57″N 82°12′38″W / 39.71583°N 82.21056°W / 39.71583; -82.21056Coordinates: 39°42′57″N 82°12′38″W / 39.71583°N 82.21056°W / 39.71583; -82.21056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Perry
Government
 • Mayor Dave Eveland
Area[1]
 • Total 1.95 sq mi (5.05 km2)
 • Land 1.95 sq mi (5.05 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 4,731
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 4,751
 • Density 2,426.2/sq mi (936.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43764
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-54866[5]
GNIS feature ID 1076507[2]
Website http://www.newlexington.org/

New Lexington is a village in and the county seat of Perry County, Ohio, United States,[6] 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Zanesville. The population was 4,731 at the 2010 census.

In 1900, 1,701 people lived in New Lexington, Ohio; in 1910, 2,559 lived here.

History[edit]

New Lexington was laid out in 1817.[7] The village was named after Lexington, Massachusetts.[8] A post office called New Lexington has been in operation since 1829.[9]

Geography[edit]

New Lexington is located at 39°42′57″N 82°12′38″W / 39.71583°N 82.21056°W / 39.71583; -82.21056 (39.715913, -82.210452).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 406
1860 812 100.0%
1870 953 17.4%
1880 1,357 42.4%
1890 1,470 8.3%
1900 1,701 15.7%
1910 2,559 50.4%
1920 3,157 23.4%
1930 3,901 23.6%
1940 4,049 3.8%
1950 4,233 4.5%
1960 4,514 6.6%
1970 4,921 9.0%
1980 5,179 5.2%
1990 5,117 −1.2%
2000 4,689 −8.4%
2010 4,731 0.9%
Est. 2014 4,717 [11] −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 4,731 people, 1,838 households, and 1,164 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,426.2 inhabitants per square mile (936.8/km2). There were 2,000 housing units at an average density of 1,025.6 per square mile (396.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 1,838 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% 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 3.12.

The median age in the village was 33.8 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,689 people, 1,836 households, and 1,233 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,017.1 people per square mile (780.4/km²). There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 850.0 per square mile (328.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.76% White, 0.17% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 1,836 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% 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 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,406, and the median income for a family was $33,514. Males had a median income of $28,155 versus $21,039 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,127. About 16.4% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In 2012, the mayor of New Lexington was Dave Eveland.[13]

In popular culture[edit]

Part of the film Brubaker was filmed in New Lexington.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Colborn, Ephraim S. (1883). History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio: Their Past and Present. Brookhaven Press. p. 236. 
  8. ^ Colborn, Ephraim S. (1883). History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio: Their Past and Present. Brookhaven Press. p. 237. 
  9. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ Mayor's office, Village of New Lexington, 2012. Accessed 2013-05-27.

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