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Blanchester, Ohio
Village
Blanchester corporation limit sign
Blanchester corporation limit sign
Location of Blanchester, Ohio
Location of Blanchester, Ohio
Location of Blanchester in Clinton County
Location of Blanchester in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°17′32″N 83°59′9″W / 39.29222°N 83.98583°W / 39.29222; -83.98583Coordinates: 39°17′32″N 83°59′9″W / 39.29222°N 83.98583°W / 39.29222; -83.98583
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Clinton, Warren
Area
 • Total 4.18 sq mi (10.81 km2)
 • Land 4.08 sq mi (10.57 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
Elevation
971 ft (296 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,243
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,262
 • Density 1,044.35/sq mi (403.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45107
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-06908
GNIS feature ID 1038105

Blanchester is a village in Clinton and Warren counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 4,243 at the 2010 census. Blanchester is part of the Wilmington, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN Combined Statistical Area.

History

Blanchester was laid out in 1832 by Joseph and John Blancett, and named for them.

Indiana & Ohio Railway

Blanchester has a rich railroad heritage and is still serviced by the Indiana & Ohio Railway. It was formerly a stop on the Baltimore & Ohio's National & National Limited.

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Geography

Blanchester is located at 39°17′32″N 83°59′9″W / 39.29222°N 83.98583°W / 39.29222; -83.98583 (39.292314, -83.985769).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2), of which 4.15 square miles (10.75 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 553
1870 513 −7.2%
1880 776 51.3%
1890 1,196 54.1%
1900 1,788 49.5%
1910 1,813 1.4%
1920 1,671 −7.8%
1930 1,597 −4.4%
1940 1,785 11.8%
1950 2,109 18.2%
1960 2,944 39.6%
1970 3,080 4.6%
1980 3,202 4.0%
1990 4,206 31.4%
2000 4,220 0.3%
2010 4,243 0.5%
2019 (est.) 4,262 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,243 people, 1,636 households, and 1,113 families living in the village. The population density was 1,022.4 inhabitants per square mile (394.8/km2). There were 1,854 housing units at an average density of 446.7 per square mile (172.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 1,636 households, of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the village was 37.3 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Trivia

There is no other community named "Blanchester" in the world.

Blanchester Showplace Cinemas is reported as having the cheapest first run movie theater seating in America.

Economy

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Looking west at the intersection of Main and Broadway Streets in Blanchester

As of 2015, Blanchester Showplace Cinemas was reported as having the cheapest first run movie theater seating in America.

Education

Blanchester Local School District consists of Putman Elementary School, an Intermediate School, Middle School & High School. The mascot is the Blanchester Wildcat. Blanchester Schools are known for academic excellence. Blanchester High School currently holds a "Bronze" national rating by U.S. News & World Report.

Blanchester has a lending library, the Blanchester Public Library.

Notable people

  • Clarence J. Brown - newspaper publisher, member of the United States House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, and Ohio Secretary of State
  • Clarence J. "Bud" Brown Jr. - newspaper publisher, member of the United States House of Representatives, and Secretary of Commerce
  • Frank M. Casto, orthodontist and Past President of AAO and ADA
  • Cooper Snyder, businessman and politician
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