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Cardington, Ohio
Village
Main Street
Main Street
Location of Cardington, Ohio
Location of Cardington, Ohio
Location of Cardington in Morrow County
Location of Cardington in Morrow County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Morrow
Township Cardington, Lincoln
Area
 • Total 2.01 sq mi (5.20 km2)
 • Land 2.01 sq mi (5.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,010 ft (308 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,047
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,071
 • Density 1,032.40/sq mi (398.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43315
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-12084
GNIS feature ID 1056765
Website www.cardington.org

Cardington is a village in Morrow County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,047 at the 2010 census. Mount Gilead, Ohio, the county seat, is located northeast of Cardington on U.S. Route 42.

History

A post office called Cardington was established in 1827. Cardington was named for the first industrial tool the town had, the carding machine. The city itself was founded in 1836.

A series of tornadoes on June 11 and 13 of 1981, each killing four people, destroyed a very large portion of the village. Due to the small size of the town, and the extent of the damage to the business district, a very detrimental impact on the community was felt.

Geography

Cardington is located at 40°29′57″N 82°53′37″W / 40.49917°N 82.89361°W / 40.49917; -82.89361 (40.499117, -82.893693). It is considered to be a part of "Central Ohio".

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 292
1860 846 189.7%
1870 918 8.5%
1880 1,365 48.7%
1890 1,428 4.6%
1900 1,354 −5.2%
1910 1,349 −0.4%
1920 1,109 −17.8%
1930 1,192 7.5%
1940 1,304 9.4%
1950 1,465 12.3%
1960 1,613 10.1%
1970 1,730 7.3%
1980 1,665 −3.8%
1990 1,770 6.3%
2000 1,849 4.5%
2010 2,047 10.7%
2019 (est.) 2,071 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,047 people, 792 households, and 526 families living in the village. The population density was 1,018.4 inhabitants per square mile (393.2/km2). There were 911 housing units at an average density of 453.2 per square mile (175.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 792 households, of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the village was 33.5 years. 30.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Notable people

  • Thad H. Brown, Ohio Secretary of State from 1923 to 1927.
  • Albert P. Halfhill, father of the tuna packing industry was born here.
  • Wesley Goodman, Ohio State Representative.
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