New Lexington, Ohio

New Lexington is a village in and the county seat of Perry County, Ohio, United States,[6] 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Zanesville and 45 miles (72 km) miles southeast of Columbus. The population was 4,731 at the 2010 census.

New Lexington, Ohio
Perry County Courthouse in New Lexington
Perry County Courthouse in New Lexington
Nickname(s): 
The City With Values
Location of New Lexington, Ohio
Location of New Lexington, Ohio
Location of New Lexington in Perry County
Location of New Lexington in Perry County
Coordinates: 39°42′57″N 82°12′38″W / 39.71583°N 82.21056°W / 39.71583; -82.21056Coordinates: 39°42′57″N 82°12′38″W / 39.71583°N 82.21056°W / 39.71583; -82.21056
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyPerry
Government
 • MayorTrent Thompson (R)
 • Police ChiefScott Ervin
 • Fire ChiefJim Fain
Area
 • Total1.95 sq mi (5.05 km2)
 • Land1.95 sq mi (5.04 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation945 ft (288 m)
Population
 • Total4,731
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
4,671
 • Density2,397.84/sq mi (926.05/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43764
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-54866[5]
GNIS feature ID1076507[2]
Websitehttp://www.newlexington.org/

In 2020, New Lexington’s historical Main Street underwent a massive renovation project that delivered new brick sidewalks, trash cans, benches, trees, and decorative street lighting. The project cost $2.1 million and was made possible through the Streetscape Grant.

In 1900, 1,701 people lived in New Lexington, Ohio; in 1910, 2,559 lived here.

HistoryEdit

New Lexington was laid out in 1817.[7] The village was named after Lexington, Massachusetts.[8] A post office called New Lexington has been in operation since 1829.[9] The Perry County Courthouse that stands at the corner of Main Street and West Brown Street was erected in 1887 and was dedicated one year later.

GeographyEdit

New Lexington is located at 39°42′57″N 82°12′38″W / 39.71583°N 82.21056°W / 39.71583; -82.21056 (39.715913, -82.210452).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2), all land.[11]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850406
1860812100.0%
187095317.4%
18801,35742.4%
18901,4708.3%
19001,70115.7%
19102,55950.4%
19203,15723.4%
19303,90123.6%
19404,0493.8%
19504,2334.5%
19604,5146.6%
19704,9219.0%
19805,1795.2%
19905,117−1.2%
20004,689−8.4%
20104,7310.9%
Est. 20194,671[4]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 4,731 people, 1,838 households, and 1,164 families living in the village. The population density was 2,426.2 inhabitants per square mile (936.8/km2). There were 2,000 housing units at an average density of 1,025.6 per square mile (396.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 1,838 households, of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the village was 33.8 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,689 people, 1,836 households, and 1,233 families living in the village. The population density was 2,017.1 people per square mile (780.4/km2). There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 850.0 per square mile (328.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.76% White, 0.17% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 1,836 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 28.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,406, and the median income for a family was $33,514. Males had a median income of $28,155 versus $21,039 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,127. About 16.4% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

In 2020, the mayor of New Lexington is Trent Thompson.[13]

EducationEdit

New Lexington City School District operates New Lexington Elementary, Junction City Elementary, New Lexington Middle School, and New Lexington High School.[14]

New Lexington has a public library, a branch of the Perry County District Library.[15]

In popular cultureEdit

Part of the film Brubaker was filmed in New Lexington.

Notable peopleEdit

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". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ Colborn, Ephraim S. (1883). History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio: Their Past and Present. Brookhaven Press. p. 236.
  8. ^ Colborn, Ephraim S. (1883). History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio: Their Past and Present. Brookhaven Press. p. 237.
  9. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Mayor's office, Village of New Lexington, 2017. The Village Administrator is Bo Powell. Accessed 2013-05-27.
  14. ^ "Homepage". New Lexington City Schools. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Hours and locations". Perry County District Library. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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