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Arcanum, Ohio
Village
Arcanum Municipal Center
Arcanum Municipal Center
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,050 ft (320 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,129
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,008
 • Density 1,578.62/sq mi (609.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45304
Area codes 937, 326
FIPS code 39-02330
GNIS feature ID 1066324
Website http://villageofarcanum.com/

Arcanum is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,129 at the 2010 census.

History

Arcanum was laid out in 1849. The railroad arrived to Arcanum in 1852. A post office has been in operation at Arcanum since 1852.

Geography

Arcanum is located at 39°59′30″N 84°33′17″W / 39.99167°N 84.55472°W / 39.99167; -84.55472 (39.991714, -84.554797).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 450
1880 778 72.9%
1890 1,134 45.8%
1900 1,225 8.0%
1910 1,361 11.1%
1920 1,311 −3.7%
1930 1,149 −12.4%
1940 1,188 3.4%
1950 1,530 28.8%
1960 1,678 9.7%
1970 1,993 18.8%
1980 2,002 0.5%
1990 1,953 −2.4%
2000 2,076 6.3%
2010 2,129 2.6%
2019 (est.) 2,008 −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,129 people, 888 households, and 608 families living in the village. The population density was 1,637.7 inhabitants per square mile (632.3/km2). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 753.8 per square mile (291.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 888 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40, and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the village was 37.4 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64, and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Education

High School Men's basketball state champions 1969.

Notable People

  • Mark York, actor
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