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Archbold, Ohio
Village
Archbold High School
Archbold High School
Motto(s): 
" Ohio Best Home Town 2012 "
Location of Archbold, Ohio
Location of Archbold, Ohio
Location of Archbold in Fulton County
Location of Archbold in Fulton County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
Township German
Founded 1866
Area
 • Total 4.93 sq mi (12.77 km2)
 • Land 4.81 sq mi (12.45 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
Elevation
732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,346
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,319
 • Density 898.48/sq mi (346.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43502
Area codes 419, 567
FIPS code 39-02344
GNIS feature ID 1064339
Website http://www.Archbold.com

Archbold is a village in Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,346 at the 2010 census.

Archbold is home to Northwest State Community College. It was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1983.

History

Archbold had its start in 1855 when the railroad was extended to that point. The village was probably named for John Archbald, a railroad promoter, though another tradition is that the name is an amalgamation of Arch and Bald, two other railroad officials. A post office called Archbold has been in operation since 1855.

Geography

Archbold is located at 41°31′6″N 84°18′20″W / 41.51833°N 84.30556°W / 41.51833; -84.30556 (41.518290, -84.305483).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.07 square miles (13.13 km2), of which, 4.93 square miles (12.77 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 373
1880 635 70.2%
1890 780 22.8%
1900 958 22.8%
1910 1,082 12.9%
1920 1,125 4.0%
1930 1,185 5.3%
1940 1,236 4.3%
1950 1,486 20.2%
1960 2,348 58.0%
1970 3,047 29.8%
1980 3,318 8.9%
1990 3,440 3.7%
2000 4,290 24.7%
2010 4,346 1.3%
2019 (est.) 4,319 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,346 people, 1,760 households, and 1,178 families living in the village. The population density was 881.5 inhabitants per square mile (340.3/km2). There were 1,876 housing units at an average density of 380.5 per square mile (146.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 5.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.8% of the population.

There were 1,760 households, of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 41 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Education

Archbold is home to Archbold Area Schools, the only school district in the village of Archbold. Four County Career Center is also in Archbold, which is a career based technical school for students currently in their junior or senior year. Northwest State Community College is also in Archbold, a local community college.

The village has a public lending library.

Notable people

  • Sam Hornish Jr., NASCAR driver
  • Erie J. Sauder, inventor of the "knock-down" ready-to-assemble furniture.

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