Caldwell, Ohio

Caldwell is a village located along the West Fork of Duck Creek 23 miles north of Marietta in Noble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,748 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Noble County.[6]

Caldwell, Ohio
Main Street, downtown
Main Street, downtown
Location of Caldwell, Ohio
Location of Caldwell, Ohio
Location of Caldwell in Noble County
Location of Caldwell in Noble County
Coordinates: 39°44′51″N 81°30′58″W / 39.74750°N 81.51611°W / 39.74750; -81.51611Coordinates: 39°44′51″N 81°30′58″W / 39.74750°N 81.51611°W / 39.74750; -81.51611
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyNoble
Area
 • Total0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Land0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation741 ft (226 m)
Population
 • Total1,748
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,712
 • Density1,925.76/sq mi (743.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43724
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-10940[5]
GNIS feature ID1038609[2]

HistoryEdit

Caldwell was founded in 1857, and named after Joseph and Samuel Caldwell, the original owners of the town site.[7] The Pennsylvania Railroad reached Caldwell in the 1870s, tying it to markets in the east and north along the Great Lakes.[8]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), of which 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870318
188060289.3%
18901,248107.3%
1900927−25.7%
19101,43054.3%
19201,70619.3%
19301,7784.2%
19401,705−4.1%
19501,7673.6%
19601,99913.1%
19702,0824.2%
19801,935−7.1%
19901,786−7.7%
20001,9569.5%
20101,748−10.6%
2019 (est.)1,712[4]−2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
 
The West Fork of Duck Creek in Caldwell
 
The Noble County Courthouse in Caldwell

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,748 people, 861 households, and 446 families living in the village. The population density was 1,964.0 inhabitants per square mile (758.3/km2). There were 929 housing units at an average density of 1,043.8 per square mile (403.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 861 households, of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.2% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the village was 45.6 years. 18.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,956 people, 831 households, and 480 families living in the village. The population density was 1,956 people per square mile (770.6/km2). There were 887 housing units at an average density of 906.1 per square mile (349.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.13% White, 0.15% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 831 households, out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.7% 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 2.86.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 20.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,020, and the median income for a family was $36,094. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,942. About 9.7% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Public schools in the village are administered by the Caldwell Exempted Village School District.[11]

Caldwell High School's cross country team had one of the most dominant runs by any Ohio High School Athletic Association team, winning small-school state championships every year from 1985 to 1992 and the National Championship in 1986. During several of these years, they were also arguably the best team in any division, since they beat the best large-school state champions from those years in regular-season races. Mah Dugan Hill, who was also on a 1973 state title team at Caldwell,[12] was head coach of the 1987 thru 1992 teams, and is still the head coach at CHS. The Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) elected him to their Hall of Fame in 1996 and awarded him the Ed Barker award in 2006.[13] Ron Martin was the head coach of the 1985 and 1986 teams and was inducted into the OATCCC Hall of Fame in 1997.[14] Brian Jonard,[15] 1973 the 1976, and Tony Carna,[16] 1983 thru 1986, are Caldwell runners who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame as well. Wikipedia:1986 Caldwell (Oh) Cross Country Team

Caldwell has the Caldwell Public Library, the county's only public lending library.[17]

Notable residentsEdit

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). German Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 21.
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 847. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Homepage". Caldwell Exempted Village School District. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  12. ^ Miller, Rusty (2004-05-31). "Ohio high schools ruled by dynasties". The Cincinnati Post. E. W. Scripps Company. Archived from the original on 2005-02-17. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
  13. ^ OATCCC (2006). "Ohio Association of Track and Field Coaches". OATCCC. Retrieved 2007-02-03.
  14. ^ "OATCCC - Hall of Fame". oatccc.com. Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  15. ^ "OATCCC - Hall of Fame". oatccc.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  16. ^ "OATCCC - Hall of Fame". oatccc.com. Archived from the original on 2018-02-24. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  17. ^ "Homepage". Caldwell Public Library. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  18. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1948, Biographical Sketch of Albert D. Whealdon, pg. 47