Weston, Ohio

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Weston, Ohio
Village
Local businesses in downtown Weston
Local businesses in downtown Weston
Location of Weston, Ohio
Location of Weston, Ohio
Location of Weston in Wood County
Location of Weston in Wood County
Coordinates: 41°20′45″N 83°47′40″W / 41.34583°N 83.79444°W / 41.34583; -83.79444Coordinates: 41°20′45″N 83°47′40″W / 41.34583°N 83.79444°W / 41.34583; -83.79444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
Government
 • Mayor Jeremy R. Schroeder
Area[1]
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,590
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,610
 • Density 1,407.1/sq mi (543.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43569
Area code(s) 419
Website http://www.westonohio.org/

Weston is a village in Wood County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,590 at the 2010 census. Weston is located just 10 miles west of Bowling Green, Ohio, a university town.

History[edit]

Weston was originally called Taylortown, and under the latter name was platted in 1853 by Thomas Taylor, and named for him.[4] Another early variant name was New Westfield.[4] The present name is from Weston Township.[5] A post office called New Westfield was established in 1856, and the name was changed to Weston in 1863.[6] The village was incorporated in 1873.[7]

Geography[edit]

Weston is located at 41°20′45″N 83°47′40″W / 41.34583°N 83.79444°W / 41.34583; -83.79444 (41.345806, -83.794543).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.13 square miles (2.93 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 698
1890 845 21.1%
1900 953 12.8%
1910 913 −4.2%
1920 844 −7.6%
1930 794 −5.9%
1940 859 8.2%
1950 973 13.3%
1960 1,075 10.5%
1970 1,269 18.0%
1980 1,708 34.6%
1990 1,716 0.5%
2000 1,659 −3.3%
2010 1,590 −4.2%
Est. 2015 1,638 [9] 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,590 people, 609 households, and 424 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,407.1 inhabitants per square mile (543.3/km2). There were 700 housing units at an average density of 619.5 per square mile (239.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.6% White, 0.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 4.8% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.8% of the population.

There were 609 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the village was 35.8 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Weston United Methodist Church

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 1,659 people, 638 households, and 454 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,476.2 people per square mile (571.9/km²). There were 662 housing units at an average density of 589.1 per square mile (228.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.31% White, 0.18% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 3.74% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.10% of the population

Library[edit]

The Weston Public Library serves the communities in southwestern Wood County from its administrative offices in Weston and a branch in Grand Rapids. In 2006, the library loaned 96,919 items and provided 186 programs to its 3,399 cardholders. Total holdings in 2006 were over 35,000 volumes with over 130 periodical subscriptions.[12]

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 Leeson, Michael A. (1897). Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Early Settlement and Development. J.H. Beers & Company. p. 427. 
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 143. 
  6. ^ "Wood County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Cities, Townships, & Villages". Wood County Government. Archived from the original on June 6, 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  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. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ "2006 Ohio Public Library Statistics". State Library of Ohio. Archived from the original on May 19, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2008. 

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