Beach City, Ohio

Beach City is a village in Stark County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,033 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Beach City, Ohio
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Location of Beach City, Ohio
Location of Beach City, Ohio
Location of Beach City in Stark County
Location of Beach City in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°39′10″N 81°34′48″W / 40.65278°N 81.58000°W / 40.65278; -81.58000Coordinates: 40°39′10″N 81°34′48″W / 40.65278°N 81.58000°W / 40.65278; -81.58000
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyStark
TownshipSugar Creek
Area
 • Total0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,001 ft (305 m)
Population
 • Total1,033
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
981
 • Density2,292.06/sq mi (884.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44608
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-04458[5]
GNIS feature ID1083966[2]
Websitewww.beachcityohio.org

HistoryEdit

Beach City is named after Henry Beach, a railroad official.[6]

A cave known locally as Machan's Rock exists south of Beach City. The site is rumored to be a former Underground Railroad stop. In recent years, the cave and its surrounding rock formations have been covered with graffiti and have purportedly been the site of two accidental deaths since the 1950s.[7]

GeographyEdit

Beach City is located at 40°39′10″N 81°34′48″W / 40.65278°N 81.58000°W / 40.65278; -81.58000 (40.652723, -81.579965),[8] along Sugar Creek.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all land.[10]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880282
1900364
191067184.3%
1920658−1.9%
193072510.2%
194081212.0%
195094015.8%
19601,15122.4%
19701,133−1.6%
19801,083−4.4%
19901,051−3.0%
20001,1378.2%
20101,033−9.1%
2019 (est.)981[4]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 1,033 people, 419 households, and 284 families living in the village. The population density was 2,245.7 inhabitants per square mile (867.1/km2). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 993.5 per square mile (383.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8%.[3]

Of the 419 households 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.2% of households were one person and 15.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 39.5 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census there were 1,137 people, 456 households, and 311 families living in the village. The population density was 2,454.8 people per square mile (954.3/km2). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 1,023.4 per square mile (397.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.77% White, 0.09% African American, 0.26% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88%.[5]

Of the 456 households 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.2% of households were one person and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median household income was $36,250 and the median family income was $41,313. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $22,045 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,589. About 5.4% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 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. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 10.
  7. ^ Botos, Tim (April 5, 2010). "Around Beach City, everybody knows 'Machan's Rock'". Canton Rep. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. p. 51. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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