West Unity, Ohio

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Not to be confused with West Union, Ohio.
West Unity, Ohio
Village
Jackson Street downtown
Jackson Street downtown
Location of West Unity, Ohio
Location of West Unity, Ohio
Location of West Unity in Williams County
Location of West Unity in Williams County
Coordinates: 41°35′10″N 84°26′06″W / 41.58611°N 84.43500°W / 41.58611; -84.43500Coordinates: 41°35′10″N 84°26′06″W / 41.58611°N 84.43500°W / 41.58611; -84.43500
Country United States
State Ohio
County Williams
Government
 • Mayor Peg Bernath
Area[1]
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,671
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,670
 • Density 1,428.2/sq mi (551.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43570
Area code(s) 419
GNIS feature ID 1047810[4]
Website http://www.westunity.org/

West Unity is a village in Williams County, Ohio, United States.[4] The population was 1,671 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

West Unity was platted in 1842.[5] A post office has been in operation at West Unity since 1842.[6] The village was incorporated in 1866.[5]

Geography[edit]

West Unity is located at 41°35′12″N 84°26′3″W / 41.58667°N 84.43417°W / 41.58667; -84.43417 (41.586528, -84.434174).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 537
1880 881 64.1%
1890 872 −1.0%
1900 897 2.9%
1910 980 9.3%
1920 906 −7.6%
1930 825 −8.9%
1940 920 11.5%
1950 827 −10.1%
1960 1,192 44.1%
1970 1,589 33.3%
1980 1,639 3.1%
1990 1,677 2.3%
2000 1,790 6.7%
2010 1,671 −6.6%
Est. 2015 1,645 [8] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,671 people, 699 households, and 447 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,428.2 inhabitants per square mile (551.4/km2). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 682.1 per square mile (263.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 699 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 36.3 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,790 people, 733 households, and 477 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,732.9 people per square mile (671.0/km²). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 738.7 per square mile (286.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.21% White, 0.39% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.13% of the population.

There were 733 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $42,455. Males had a median income of $31,934 versus $21,058 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,950. About 6.2% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

  • Mayor- Peg Bernath [11]
  • Village Administrator- Ric Beals
  • Fiscal Officer- Kim Grime
  • Deputy Clerk- Katie Baltosser
  • Police Chief- J.R. Jones
  • Council- President Kevin Gray, Randy Mahlman, David Short, Ron Hausch, Kirk Thompson, and Donavon Leu.[12]

Education[edit]

West Unity is home to the Millcreek-West Unity School district, serving the K-12 educational needs for the residents of Alvordton and West Unity. This system includes Hilltop High School and Hilltop Elementary. Both schools are connected on the same campus. Hilltop High School is partnered with Four County Career Center and Northwest State Community College. Upon reaching junior year, a student may attend either of these institutions.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Unity
  5. ^ a b "West Unity planning for sesqu-centennial". The Bryan Times. Mar 26, 1961. p. 16. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Williams County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ http://www.westunity.org/mayor1.htm
  12. ^ http://www.westunity.org/council.htm
  13. ^ "Williams, Orsono Ayers (1835-1903)" (PDF). State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved May 2016. 

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