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Otway, Ohio
Otway Covered Bridge
Location of Otway, Ohio
Location of Otway, Ohio
Location of Otway in Scioto County
Location of Otway in Scioto County
Coordinates: 38°51′50″N 83°11′20″W / 38.86389°N 83.18889°W / 38.86389; -83.18889Coordinates: 38°51′50″N 83°11′20″W / 38.86389°N 83.18889°W / 38.86389; -83.18889
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyScioto
Area
 • Total0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Land0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation597 ft (182 m)
Population
 • Total87
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
82
 • Density401.96/sq mi (155.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45657
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-59066[5]
GNIS feature ID1065223[2]

Otway is a village in Scioto County, Ohio, United States. The population was 87 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

A post office called Otway has been in operation since 1861.[7] The town site was platted on March 29, 1884.[8] The village was named after Thomas Otway, an English dramatist.[9] Otway was incorporated in 1890.[10]

Geography[edit]

Otway is located at 38°51′50″N 83°11′20″W / 38.86389°N 83.18889°W / 38.86389; -83.18889 (38.863899, -83.188860).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900274
1910234−14.6%
192028923.5%
1930265−8.3%
1940235−11.3%
1950229−2.6%
19602352.6%
1970177−24.7%
1980161−9.0%
1990105−34.8%
200086−18.1%
2010871.2%
2019 (est.)82[4]−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 87 people, 39 households, and 26 families living in the village. The population density was 435.0 inhabitants per square mile (168.0/km2). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 260.0 per square mile (100.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.3% White, 3.4% Native American, and 2.3% from two or more races.

There were 39 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.4% 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 2.69.

The median age in the village was 40.5 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 40.2% male and 59.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 86 people, 40 households, and 26 families living in the village. The population density was 388.1 people per square mile (150.9/km2). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 266.2 per square mile (103.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.51% White, 1.16% Native American, 2.33% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 40 households, out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 16.3% under the age of 18, 14.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,966. There were 11.5% of families and 14.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 21.1% of under eighteens and 15.8% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Otway village, Ohio". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide, 2007-2008". The Community Common. 2007-07-29. p. 7.[need quotation to verify]
  9. ^ Bannon, Henry Towne (1927). Stories Old and Often Told, Being Chronicles of Scioto County, Ohio. Baltimore: Waverly Press. p. 274.
  10. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 106.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.