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Location of Antwerp, Ohio
Location of Antwerp in Paulding County
|• Total||1.33 sq mi (3.45 km2)|
|• Land||1.33 sq mi (3.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||728 ft (222 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,263.51/sq mi (487.79/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1037451|
Antwerp is the nearest village to the Six Mile Reservoir, the site of the Reservoir War in 1887. Antwerp is the birthplace of Asa Long, the checkers player. The place is named after the Belgian city of Antwerp.
Antwerp is located in the former wetland region known until the 19th century as the Great Black Swamp. Antwerp was founded in 1841 on the Wabash and Erie canal and moved to its present location when the railroad was extended to that point. The village was named after Antwerp, in Belgium.
In the late 19th century, Antwerp was the largest village in Paulding County; its economy was driven by a lucrative local logging industry. After the train station closed in 1976, it was purchased by the local historical society; today, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the "Antwerp Norfolk and Western Depot".
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,736 people, 752 households, and 464 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,305.3 inhabitants per square mile (504.0/km2). There were 838 housing units at an average density of 630.1 per square mile (243.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American (U.S. Census), 0.1% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.
There were 752 households, of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the village was 37.9 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
Antwerp Local School District operates one elementary school and Antwerp High School.
Antwerp has a public library, a branch of the Paulding County Carnegie Library.
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