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Andover
Village
East Main Street
East Main Street
Motto(s): 
" Together For A Better Future "
Location of Andover, Ohio
Location of Andover, Ohio
Location of Andover in Ashtabula County
Location of Andover in Ashtabula County
Andover, Ohio is located in Ohio
Andover, Ohio
Andover, Ohio
Location in Ohio
Andover, Ohio is located in the United States
Andover, Ohio
Andover, Ohio
Location in the United States
Andover, Ohio is located in North America
Andover, Ohio
Andover, Ohio
Location in North America
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
Area
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,093 ft (333 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,145
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,095
 • Density 777.70/sq mi (300.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44003
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-02050
GNIS feature ID 1064328
Website http://www.andovervillage.com/

Andover is a village located in the south-east of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,145 at the 2010 census.

The closest village to the Ohio side of Pymatuning State Park, the settlement supports a regional tourism industry. Andover was incorporated in 1883.

History

David Lindsey, writing in 1955, observes that "New England Yankees, moving into Ohio's Western Reserve in 1798, brought with them the name Andover from a township in Tolland County, Connecticut, birthplace of many of the migrants. General Henry Champion, second largest shareholder in the Connecticut Land Company, first acquired Andover Township in the drawing for lands held at Hartford in 1798."

A post office with the name Sharon was established August 2, 1815; the name was changed to Andover with effect from March 21, 1826.

Geography

Andover is located at 41°36′28″N 80°34′15″W / 41.60778°N 80.57083°W / 41.60778; -80.57083 (41.607744, -80.570729)., only 2.7 miles west of the border to Pennsylvania.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 733
1900 815 11.2%
1910 902 10.7%
1920 921 2.1%
1930 906 −1.6%
1940 945 4.3%
1950 1,102 16.6%
1960 1,116 1.3%
1970 1,179 5.6%
1980 1,205 2.2%
1990 1,216 0.9%
2000 1,269 4.4%
2010 1,145 −9.8%
2019 (est.) 1,095 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,145 people, 411 households, and 264 families living in the village. The population density was 835.8 inhabitants per square mile (322.7/km2). There were 469 housing units at an average density of 342.3 per square mile (132.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.5% White, 2.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 411 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 44.2 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.

Recreation

Pymatuning Lake is a man-made lake in Andover bordering Pennsylvania within Pymatuning State Park. Every summer about 30,000 vacationers visit Pymatuning Lake for boating, fishing, swimming, and camping.

John R. Overly Recreation Park is located on Chestnut Street in Andover with a playground, hiking/biking paths, and a picnic area with a pavilion. The park also has a ball field and volleyball court. Open houses are celebrated here often.

Andover is home to the Pymatuning Lake Drive-In, one of the few remaining drive-in theaters in the United States. The Pymatuning Lake Drive-In is located approximately two miles south of the village. During the summer months the drive-in is home to the Andover Flea Market, which is frequented on weekends by many tourists. The drive in is no longer operating.

Education

The Pymatuning Valley School District operates elementary and high schools in Andover. In 2006, the district completed major renovations as the high school, middle school, and elementary school are now all located on the same campus just west of town.

Notable people

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