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Amelia, Ohio
The Amelia welcome sign, removed in 2019.
The Amelia welcome sign, removed in 2019.
Motto(s): 
Where Vision Becomes Reality
Location of Amelia, Ohio
Location of Amelia, Ohio
Location of Amelia in Clermont County
Location of Amelia in Clermont County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clermont
Incorporated December 20, 1900
Dissolved November 25, 2019
Area
 • Total 1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
 • Land 1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
876 ft (267 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,801
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,039
 • Density 2,694.65/sq mi (1,040.46/km2)
Demonym(s) Amelian
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45102
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-01742
GNIS feature ID 1064319

Amelia is an unincorporated community and former village in Pierce and Batavia townships in Clermont County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,801 at the 2010 census. Amelia incorporated in 1900. In November 2019, residents voted to dissolve the village over the imposition of a local income tax. Amelia was by far the most populous village in state history to be dissolved and the first to be partitioned between two townships.

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History

Amelia was not officially platted. The name Amelia was adopted in honor of Amelia Bowdoin, a well known and popular tollgate operator on the Ohio Turnpike - Main Street, today State Route 125. Her home still stands at 94 W. Main St., across the street from where it stood when it was a tollhouse. A post office called Amelia has been in operation since 1836.

In May 2009, Amelia survived an initiative on dissolving the village into Pierce and Batavia Townships.

Geography

Amelia is located at 39°1′45″N 84°13′16″W / 39.02917°N 84.22111°W / 39.02917; -84.22111 (39.029123, -84.221111).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 185
1910 417
1920 658 57.8%
1930 427 −35.1%
1940 550 28.8%
1950 601 9.3%
1960 913 51.9%
1970 820 −10.2%
1980 1,108 35.1%
1990 1,837 65.8%
2000 2,752 49.8%
2010 4,801 74.5%
2019 (est.) 5,039 5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,801 people, 1,830 households, and 1,238 families living in the village. The population density was 2,682.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,035.6/km2). There were 1,974 housing units at an average density of 1,102.8 per square mile (425.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.1% White, 1.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 1,830 households, of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the village was 30.5 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 36.6% were from 25 to 44; 19.7% were from 45 to 64; and 5.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Education

Amelia has a public library, a branch of the Clermont County Public Library.

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