Ada //; AY-də; is a village in Hardin County, Ohio, United States. Located about 69 miles southwest of Toledo. The population was 5,952 at the 2010 census. It is the home of Ohio Northern University.
Along State Route 235 in Ada
A Classic Ohio Village
Location of Ada, Ohio
Location of Ada in Hardin County
|• Mayor||Dave Retterer|
|• Total||2.08 sq mi (5.39 km2)|
|• Land||2.08 sq mi (5.39 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,861.5/sq mi (1,104.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||419 Exchange: 634|
|GNIS feature ID||1064295|
|Website||Ada Ohio Town Website|
Ada was originally called Johnstown, and under the latter name was platted in 1853 by S. M. Johnson when the railroad was extended to that point. Ada became the name of the community's post office, after the postmaster's daughter, Ada. A post office called Ada has been in operation since 1854. Ada has been noted for having one of the shortest place names in Ohio.
Ada is located at (40.768883, -83.822298).
According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 2.08 square miles (5.4 km2), all land. The area surrounding the village is mostly farmland and small plots of forest. Hog Creek is the only waterway of note and snakes around the village to the north and the east.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,952 people, 1,729 households, and 846 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,861.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,104.8/km2). There were 1,910 housing units at an average density of 918.3 per square mile (354.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.5% White, 1.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 1,729 households of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.1% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the village was 22.2 years. 13.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 49.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 13.5% were from 45 to 64; and 6.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,582 people, 1,783 households, and 850 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,982.7 people per square mile (1,152.5/km²). There were 1,948 housing units at an average density of 1,040.9 per square mile (402.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.50% White, 1.58% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.
There were 1,783 households, out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.3% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 13.9% under the age of 18, 48.6% from 18 to 24, 18.0% from 25 to 44, 12.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $24,665, and the median income for a family was $39,300. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,561. About 11.7% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.
Ada High School's sports teams participate in the Northwest Conference — an athletic body sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) — which includes the Ada Bulldogs, Allen East Mustangs, Bluffton Pirates, Columbus Grove Bulldogs, Convoy Crestview Knights, Delphos Jefferson Wildcats, Lincolnview Lancers, Paulding Panthers, and Spencerville Bearcats.
Two media outlets currently operate in the Village of Ada. The Ada Herald is a weekly newspaper, and WONB, the radio station at Ohio Northern University.
- Rollo May, an existential psychologist
- Carey Orr, cartoonist
- Lee Tressel, College Football Hall of Famer, father of former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel
- John Berton, computer graphics animator
- Zac Dysert, American football player
Walter Bettinger , president Charles Schwab
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