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Caldwell, Ohio
Village
Main Street, downtown
Main Street, downtown
Location of Caldwell, Ohio
Location of Caldwell, Ohio
Location of Caldwell in Noble County
Location of Caldwell in Noble County
Coordinates: 39°44′51″N 81°30′58″W / 39.74750°N 81.51611°W / 39.74750; -81.51611Coordinates: 39°44′51″N 81°30′58″W / 39.74750°N 81.51611°W / 39.74750; -81.51611
Country United States
State Ohio
County Noble
Area
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
741 ft (226 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,748
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,712
 • Density 1,925.76/sq mi (743.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43724
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-10940
GNIS feature ID 1038609

Caldwell is a village located along the West Fork of Duck Creek 23 miles north of Marietta in Noble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,748 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Noble County.

History

Caldwell was founded in 1857, and named after Joseph and Samuel Caldwell, the original owners of the town site. The Pennsylvania Railroad arrived to Caldwell in the 1870s.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), of which 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 318
1880 602 89.3%
1890 1,248 107.3%
1900 927 −25.7%
1910 1,430 54.3%
1920 1,706 19.3%
1930 1,778 4.2%
1940 1,705 −4.1%
1950 1,767 3.6%
1960 1,999 13.1%
1970 2,082 4.2%
1980 1,935 −7.1%
1990 1,786 −7.7%
2000 1,956 9.5%
2010 1,748 −10.6%
2019 (est.) 1,712 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
West Fork Duck Creek
The West Fork of Duck Creek in Caldwell
Noble County Courthouse Ohio
The Noble County Courthouse in Caldwell

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,748 people, 861 households, and 446 families living in the village. The population density was 1,964.0 inhabitants per square mile (758.3/km2). There were 929 housing units at an average density of 1,043.8 per square mile (403.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 861 households, of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.2% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the village was 45.6 years. 18.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

Cross country team

Caldwell High School's cross country team had one of the most dominant runs by any Ohio High School Athletic Association team, winning small-school state championships every year from 1985 to 1992 and the National Championship in 1986. During several of these years, they were also arguably the best team in any division, since they beat the best large-school state champions from those years in regular-season races. Mah Dugan Hill, who was also on a 1973 state title team at Caldwell, coached those teams, and in still coaching at CHS. The Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches elected him to their Hall of Fame in 1996 and awarded him the Ed Barker award in 2006.

Education

Public schools in the village are administered by the Caldwell Exempted Village School District.

Caldwell High School's cross country team had one of the most dominant runs by any Ohio High School Athletic Association team, winning small-school state championships every year from 1985 to 1992 and the National Championship in 1986. During several of these years, they were also arguably the best team in any division, since they beat the best large-school state champions from those years in regular-season races. Mah Dugan Hill, who was also on a 1973 state title team at Caldwell, was head coach of the 1987 thru 1992 teams, and is still the head coach at CHS. The Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) elected him to their Hall of Fame in 1996 and awarded him the Ed Barker award in 2006. Ron Martin was the head coach of the 1985 and 1986 teams and was inducted into the OATCCC Hall of Fame in 1997. Brian Jonard, 1973 the 1976, and Tony Carna, 1983 thru 1986, are Caldwell runners who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame as well. Wikipedia:1986 Caldwell (Oh) Cross Country Team

Caldwell has the Caldwell Public Library, the county's only public lending library.

Notable residents

  • Albert D. Whealdon, college professor and Wisconsin State Assemblyman, was born in Caldwell.
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