Rushsylvania, Ohio

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Rushsylvania, Ohio
Village
Along the main street in Rushsylvania's small business district
Along the main street in Rushsylvania's small business district
Location of Rushsylvania, Ohio
Location of Rushsylvania, Ohio
Detailed map of Rushsylvania
Detailed map of Rushsylvania
Coordinates: 40°27′42″N 83°40′16″W / 40.46167°N 83.67111°W / 40.46167; -83.67111Coordinates: 40°27′42″N 83°40′16″W / 40.46167°N 83.67111°W / 40.46167; -83.67111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Government
 • Mayor Katrina Eversole[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[3] 1,237 ft (377 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 516
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 508
 • Density 661.5/sq mi (255.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43347
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-69176[6]
GNIS feature ID 1065258[3]cr

Rushsylvania is a village located in Logan County, Ohio, United States. The population was 516 at the 2010 census.

A branch of the Logan County District Library serves the Rushsylvania community.

History[edit]

Rushylvania was originally called Claggstown, and under the latter name was platted in 1834.[7] A post office called Rushylvania has been in operation since 1836.[8]

Geography[edit]

Rushsylvania is located at 40°27′42″N 83°40′16″W / 40.46167°N 83.67111°W / 40.46167; -83.67111 (40.461765, -83.671009).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.[2]

Economy[edit]

Among the businesses in Rushsylvania is Michael Angelo's Pizza, which is owned by and employs winners of national and worldwide pizza-making competitions.[10][11][12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 310
1880 445 43.5%
1890 497 11.7%
1900 552 11.1%
1910 560 1.4%
1920 479 −14.5%
1930 507 5.8%
1940 560 10.5%
1950 563 0.5%
1960 601 6.7%
1970 526 −12.5%
1980 610 16.0%
1990 573 −6.1%
2000 543 −5.2%
2010 516 −5.0%
Est. 2015 502 [13] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 516 people, 194 households, and 146 families residing in the village. The population density was 661.5 inhabitants per square mile (255.4/km2). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 280.8 per square mile (108.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.5% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 194 households of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the village was 37.3 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 543 people, 200 households, and 151 families residing in the village. The population density was 716.7 people per square mile (275.9/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 287.7 per square mile (110.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.79% White, 0.18% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 200 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,333, and the median income for a family was $45,469. Males had a median income of $33,021 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,426. About 5.8% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

In the elections of November 2007, Katrina Eversole was elected mayor without opposition, and David Harris was elected to the village council. Diane Rader was elected clerk-treasurer without opposition.[1]

Transportation[edit]

State Route 274 is the main street in Rushsylvania.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Examiner Staff, The. "Village results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 121. 
  8. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Pizza Today's Northeast Pizza Show takes over Atlantic City", Pizza Today, 2006-09-25. Accessed 2007-08-15.
  11. ^ About the World Pizza Champions, World Pizza Champions, 2007. Accessed 2007-08-15.
  12. ^ Vida, E. David. SOUNDINGS ONLINE, Soundings, 2005 or 2006. Accessed 2007-08-15.
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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