Senecaville, Ohio

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Senecaville, Ohio
Village
Houses on High Street
Houses on High Street
Location of Senecaville, Ohio
Location of Senecaville, Ohio
Location of Senecaville in Guernsey County
Location of Senecaville in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 39°56′7″N 81°27′40″W / 39.93528°N 81.46111°W / 39.93528; -81.46111Coordinates: 39°56′7″N 81°27′40″W / 39.93528°N 81.46111°W / 39.93528; -81.46111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
Township Richland
Established 1815
Government
 • Mayor Kevin Ragsdale
Area[1]
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 457
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 453
 • Density 952.1/sq mi (367.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43780
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-71360[5]
GNIS feature ID 1049165[2]

Senecaville is a village in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. The population was 457 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Senecaville was platted in 1815, and named after nearby Seneca Creek.[6] A post office called Senecaville has been in operation since 1823.[7]

Geography[edit]

Senecaville is located at 39°56′07″N 81°27′40″W / 39.935164°N 81.461166°W / 39.935164; -81.461166.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all land.[1]

The village of Senecaville is located two miles west of Senecaville Lake. The lake is a man-made reservoir created in 1937 for flood control and water conservation, and is a popular fishing and recreation destination, the third largest lake in Ohio. Senecaville Lake is often referred to as Seneca Lake.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 112
1840 277
1850 457 65.0%
1860 465 1.8%
1870 376 −19.1%
1880 402 6.9%
1890 461 14.7%
1900 623 35.1%
1910 893 43.3%
1920 947 6.0%
1930 993 4.9%
1940 802 −19.2%
1950 586 −26.9%
1960 575 −1.9%
1970 497 −13.6%
1980 458 −7.8%
1990 434 −5.2%
2000 453 4.4%
2010 457 0.9%
Est. 2015 445 [9] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 457 people, 182 households, and 115 families residing in the village. The population density was 952.1 inhabitants per square mile (367.6/km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 443.8 per square mile (171.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.9% White, 0.4% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races.

There were 182 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the village was 39.7 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 453 people, 176 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 931.2 people per square mile (356.9/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 419.4 per square mile (160.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 176 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $31,583. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $17,361 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,559. About 12.0% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Senecaville is within the Rolling Hills School District. Students attend Meadowbrook High School, Meadowbrook Middle School, Brook Intermediate and Secrest Elementary.

Notable people[edit]

Robert T. Secrest, Senator, former member of U.S. Congress

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. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 308. 
  7. ^ "Guernsey County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.