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Bergholz, Ohio
Village
Bergholz Museum
Bergholz Museum
Location of Bergholz, Ohio
Location of Bergholz, Ohio
Location of Bergholz in Jefferson County
Location of Bergholz in Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°31′14″N 80°53′2″W / 40.52056°N 80.88389°W / 40.52056; -80.88389Coordinates: 40°31′14″N 80°53′2″W / 40.52056°N 80.88389°W / 40.52056; -80.88389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Township Springfield
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.46 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 664
 • Estimate 
(2019)
615
 • Density 1,092.36/sq mi (421.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43908
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-05718
GNIS feature ID 1064416

Bergholz is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The population was 664 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village's name "Bergholz" is German and translates to "mountain timber".

History

Bergholz had its start in 1883 when the railroad was built through that territory in order to access a mine. The settlement was named Bergholz in honor of the mine owner. It was incorporated as a village in 1906.

During Morgan's Raid, a Union victory in the Civil War in 1863, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan traveled through Moorefield, Harrisville, New Athens, Smithfield, New Alexandria, Wintersville, Two Ridge, Richmond, East Springfield, Bergholz, and Monroeville on his way to defeat at the Battle of Salineville.

Geography

Bergholz is located at 40°31′14″N 80°53′2″W / 40.52056°N 80.88389°W / 40.52056; -80.88389 (40.520509, -80.883815).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,011
1920 1,215 20.2%
1930 918 −24.4%
1940 1,122 22.2%
1950 1,035 −7.8%
1960 955 −7.7%
1970 914 −4.3%
1980 914 0.0%
1990 713 −22.0%
2000 769 7.9%
2010 664 −13.7%
2019 (est.) 615 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 664 people, 266 households, and 174 families living in the village. The population density was 1,185.7 inhabitants per square mile (457.8/km2). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 569.6 per square mile (219.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 266 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 38.3 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Education

Public education in the village of Bergholz is provided by the Edison Local School District. Campuses serving the village include:

  • Edison High School (Grades 7-12).

Notable people

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