St. Henry, Ohio

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St. Henry, Ohio
St. Henry Catholic Church
St. Henry Catholic Church
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°25′7″N 84°38′10″W / 40.41861°N 84.63611°W / 40.41861; -84.63611Coordinates: 40°25′7″N 84°38′10″W / 40.41861°N 84.63611°W / 40.41861; -84.63611
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Land1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation971 ft (296 m)
 • Total2,427
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,516.9/sq mi (585.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-69540[5]
GNIS feature ID1057982[2]

St. Henry is a village in Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,427 at the 2010 census.


St. Henry was laid out in 1837 by Johann Heinrich Römer (1805-1874).[6] It laid in a tract of land sold to him by his brother Franz on July 7, 1837. The tract was surveyed on 7 July, the town was platted on 13 July, and the plat was recorded on 15 July, the feast of St Henry.[7] At the center of the village is St. Henry's Catholic Church. Completed in 1897,[8] the church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9] A post office has been in operation at St Henry since 1850.[10] The village was incorporated in 1901.[11]


St. Henry is located at 40°25′7″N 84°38′10″W / 40.41861°N 84.63611°W / 40.41861; -84.63611 (40.418715, -84.636054).[12] The Wabash River also starts near the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2), of which 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20182,540[4]4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
Religion in St. Henry[citation needed]
religion percent
Roman Catholic
No Religion

According to the Census Bureau, as of 2015[14] the median income for a household in the village was $80,000, and the median income for a family was $90,870. Males had a median income of $40,911 versus $27,102 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,932. About 0.9% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,427 people, 862 households, and 646 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,516.9 inhabitants per square mile (585.7/km2). There were 892 housing units at an average density of 557.5 per square mile (215.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 862 households of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the village was 35.2 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.


St. Henry contains one public high school, St. Henry High School. The St. Henry Redskins Football team has won state titles in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2004, and 2006 with two 2nd-place finishes in 1996 and 1999. St. Henry Football is tied with Versailles and their chief rival Coldwater for the second-most state championships (6) in Ohio (3 behind fellow MAC school Marion Local (Maria Stein) at 9) for a public school since the introduction of the current playoff system in 1972. St. Henry High School is part of the Midwest Athletic Conference.

St. Henry High School also holds seven girls volleyball state championships (2011, 2004, 1995, 1994, 1990, 1987, 1985),[15] four boys basketball state championships (1979, 1990, 1991, 2004), and three baseball state championships (1999, 2000, 2003).

St. Henry has a public library, a branch of the Mercer County District Library.[16]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Scranton, S. S. (1907). History of Mercer County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 196.
  7. ^ Hoying, David A. "Cranberry Prairie". Die Deutsche Ecke. The German Corner (24).
  8. ^ Brown, Mary Ann. Ohio Historic Inventory Nomination: St. Henry Catholic Church. Ohio Historical Society, n.d.
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  10. ^ "Mercer County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  11. ^ Scranton, S. S. (1907). History of Mercer County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 197.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  15. ^ "State Records: Volleyball". Ohio High School Athletic Association.
  16. ^ "Hours and Locations". Mercer County District Library. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  17. ^ Wally Post still huge in tiny town

Further reading[edit]

  • Alig, Joyce. A History of St. Henry, Ohio. Otto Zimmerman, 1972.

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