Freeport, Ohio

Freeport is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 369 at the 2010 census.

Freeport, Ohio
The John Reaves House in Freeport is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location of Freeport, Ohio
Location of Freeport, Ohio
Location of Freeport in Harrison County
Location of Freeport in Harrison County
Coordinates: 40°12′40″N 81°15′59″W / 40.21111°N 81.26639°W / 40.21111; -81.26639Coordinates: 40°12′40″N 81°15′59″W / 40.21111°N 81.26639°W / 40.21111; -81.26639
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHarrison
Area
 • Total0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Land0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation997 ft (304 m)
Population
 • Total369
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
350
 • Density584.31/sq mi (225.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43973
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-28798[5]
GNIS feature ID1048760[2]
Freeport is also the former name of the Warren County town of Oregonia.

HistoryEdit

Freeport was laid out in 1810.[6] A post office has been in operation at Freeport since 1814.[7]

GeographyEdit

Freeport is located at 40°12′40″N 81°15′59″W / 40.21111°N 81.26639°W / 40.21111; -81.26639 (40.211124, -81.266457).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2), all land.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830211
1850288
1880387
189067273.6%
19006902.7%
1910624−9.6%
19206260.3%
1930578−7.7%
1940562−2.8%
19505660.7%
1960503−11.1%
1970490−2.6%
19805257.1%
1990475−9.5%
2000398−16.2%
2010369−7.3%
2019 (est.)350[4]−5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 369 people, 161 households, and 87 families living in the village. The population density was 615.0 inhabitants per square mile (237.5/km2). There were 181 housing units at an average density of 301.7 per square mile (116.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.6% White and 2.4% from two or more races.

There were 161 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.0% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the village was 41.2 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 398 people, 170 households, and 99 families living in the village. The population density was 664.5 people per square mile (256.1/km2). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 333.9 per square mile (128.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.49% White, 0.50% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 0.75% from two or more races.

There were 170 households, out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $18,558, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $14,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,877. About 11.5% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The village is served by Lakeland Academy, a K-12 public school.[11]

Freeport has a public library, a branch of the Puskarich Public Library .[12]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 47.
  7. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  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". Lakeland Academy. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Libraries". Harrison County, OH. Retrieved 25 February 2018.