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Woodsfield, Ohio
Woodsfield, Ohio
Monroe County Courthouse
Location of Woodsfield, Ohio
Location of Woodsfield, Ohio
Location of Woodsfield in Monroe County
Location of Woodsfield in Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°45?49?N 81°6?53?W / 39.76361°N 81.11472°W / 39.76361; -81.11472Coordinates: 39°45?49?N 81°6?53?W / 39.76361°N 81.11472°W / 39.76361; -81.11472
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMonroe
TownshipCenter
Area
 o Total2.02 sq mi (5.22 km2)
 o Land2.02 sq mi (5.22 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,204 ft (367 m)
Population
 o Total2,384
 o Estimate 
(2019)[4]
2,217
 o Density1,100.25/sq mi (424.82/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43793
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-86436[5]
GNIS feature ID1077231[2]

Woodsfield is a village in Monroe County, Ohio, United States located 30 miles northeast of Marietta. The population was 2,384 at the 2010 census.[6] It is the county seat of Monroe County[7] and houses the Monroe County Courthouse.

History

Woodsfield was founded in 1813 as seat of the newly formed Monroe County. It was named for Archibald Woods.[8] The village was incorporated in 1835.[9]

Geography

Woodsfield is located at 39°45?49?N 81°06?53?W / 39.763589°N 81.114596°W / 39.763589; -81.114596.[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.02 square miles (5.23 km2), all land.[11]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,384 people, 1,054 households, and 617 families living in the village. The population density was 1,180.2 inhabitants per square mile (455.7/km2). There were 1,248 housing units at an average density of 617.8 per square mile (238.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 1,054 households, of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 45.9 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 26.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,598 people, 1,127 households, and 726 families living in the village. The population density was 1,271.4 people per square mile (491.7/km2). There were 1,268 housing units at an average density of 620.5 per square mile (240.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.81% White, 0.04% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,127 households, out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,682, and the median income for a family was $33,500. Males had a median income of $35,964 versus $18,036 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,816. About 12.4% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.

Recent economic trouble

An Ormet Corporation employee strike affected Woodsfield's economic base in 2004, but once the strike ended, things began to improve. When the plant in nearby Hannibal was closed in 2006, another blow was dealt to local employees and economy. That facility reopened by the end of 2006, although it no longer employs as large a staff as when it closed.[13]

Education

The schools in Woodsfield are part of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District. It is the largest school district by land area in the state of Ohio. The schools are:

  • Woodsfield Elementary School - kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Monroe Central High School - 9th through 12th (created by the merger of Skyvue High School and Woodsfield High School)
  • Beallsville Elementary and Beallsville High School
  • Powhatan Elementary and Powhatan High School
  • River Elementary and River High School
  • Swiss Hills Career Center - vocational school, 11th and 12th graders

There is also a private Catholic grade school in Woodsfield.

  • St. Sylvester's Central Elementary School - Preschool - 8th grade

Woodsfield has a public lending library, the Monroe County District Library.[14]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Woodsfield village, Ohio". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Diller, Joseph Silas (1902). Topographic Development of the Klamath Mountains. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 277.
  9. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 877. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Ornet Layoffs & Strike". Associated Press. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Hours and Location". Monroe County Public Library. Retrieved 2018.

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