Caledonia, Ohio facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Town hall on the public square
Location of Caledonia, Ohio
Location of Caledonia in Marion County
|• Total||0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)|
|• Land||0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||994 ft (303 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,411.26/sq mi (929.77/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056754|
The village was named after Caledonia, an ancient name for Scotland, the ancestral home of a large share of the first settlers.
Caledonia is located at(40.636068, -82.969301).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 577 people, 232 households, and 174 families living in the village. The population density was 2,508.7 inhabitants per square mile (968.6/km2). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 1,130.4 per square mile (436.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 1.6% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.
There were 232 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age in the village was 40.2 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
River Valley Local School District operates two elementary schools, one middle school, and River Valley High School.
Caledonia has a public library, a branch of Marion Public Library.
- Warren G. Harding was a resident of Caledonia during his childhood, and worked for a brief period of time at the community newspaper, The Argus.
- Sherwood Anderson spent several years of his childhood in Caledonia, where his father worked as a harness-maker. Anderson based elements of his 1926 semi-autobiographical novel Tar: A Midwest Childhood on his time in Caledonia.
- Daniel Richard Crissinger was educated in Caledonia and served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board between 1923 and 1927.
Caledonia, Ohio Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.