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Streetside view of Shelby House in Botkins
Location of Botkins, Ohio
Location of Botkins in Shelby County
|• Total||1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)|
|• Land||1.26 sq mi (3.27 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,011 ft (308 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||917.59/sq mi (354.33/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||937, 326|
|GNIS feature ID||1064469|
Botkins is located alongside Interstate 75 at Exit 104. Botkins is at the northern edge of Shelby County, immediately south of its border with Auglaize County. It also lies at the northern edge of the 937 area code. Botkins High School boys basketball team won their school’s first ever state title in the schools history in 2021.
Botkins was platted in 1858, and named for Russell Botkin, the original owner of the town site. A post office called Botkins has been in operation since 1877. The village was incorporated in 1881.
Botkins is located at(40.459252, -84.182793).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), of which 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
The center of the solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, will travel over the northwest corner of Botkins.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,155 people, 480 households, and 315 families living in the village. The population density was 931.5 inhabitants per square mile (359.7/km2). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 408.9 per square mile (157.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 480 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% 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 3.00.
The median age in the village was 37.8 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
Botkins Local School District operates one elementary school and Botkins High School.
Botkins has a public library, a branch of Shelby County Libraries.
In Spanish: Botkins (Ohio) para niños
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