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Celina, Ohio
City
City Hall
City Hall
Nickname(s): C-Town
Motto: "One Of The 100 Best Small Towns!"
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 5.27 sq mi (13.65 km2)
 • Land 4.98 sq mi (12.90 km2)
 • Water 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
Elevation 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,400
 • Estimate (2012) 10,395
 • Density 2,088.4/sq mi (806.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 45822, 45826
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-12868
GNIS feature ID 1048589
Website City of Celina, Ohio

Celina (/səˈlnə/ sə-LY-nə) is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 10,400 at the 2010 census. Celina is situated on the western shores of Grand Lake St. Marys.

History

James Watson Riley established Celina in 1834. The settlement was named after Salina, New York.

Geography

Celina is located at (40.551459, -84.570057), at an elevation of 886 feet (270 m). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.27 square miles (13.65 km2), of which 4.98 square miles (12.90 km2) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 222
1860 307 38.3%
1870 859 179.8%
1880 1,346 56.7%
1890 2,702 100.7%
1900 2,815 4.2%
1910 3,493 24.1%
1920 4,226 21.0%
1930 4,664 10.4%
1940 4,841 3.8%
1950 5,703 17.8%
1960 7,659 34.3%
1970 7,779 1.6%
1980 9,127 17.3%
1990 9,650 5.7%
2000 10,303 6.8%
2010 10,400 0.9%
Est. 2015 10,387 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Religion in Celina
religion percent
Protestant
  
41.2%
Roman Catholic
  
39.8%
No Religion
  
12.4%
Other
  
1.8%
"Unspecified"
  
4.7%

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,303 people, 4,191 households, and 2,745 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,346.9 people per square mile (906.2/km²). There were 4,466 housing units at an average density of 1,017.3/sq mi (392.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 0.18% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.14% of the population.

There were 4,191 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,057, and the median income for a family was $44,901. Males had a median income of $35,467 versus $22,008 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,200. About 8.1% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,400 people, 4,264 households, and 2,791 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,087.9 people per square mile (906.2/km²). There were 4,841 housing units at an average density of 1,017.3 per square mile (392.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 4,329 households of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 19, 24.4% from 20 to 39, 26.2% from 40 to 59, 15.5% from 60 to 79, and 6.1% who were 80 years of age or older. The median age was 38.3 years.

Arts and culture

Freedom Days Picnic

Celina hosts the annual Freedom Days Picnic in early July in honor of American Independence.

Celina Lake Festival

Mercer County Fair Demolition Derby
Mercer County Fair Demo Derby

During the last weekend in July, Celina hosts the annual Celina Lake Festival to celebrate Celina's history on Grand Lake St. Marys. The Lake Festival is host to one of the largest Amphicar gatherings in the world. The cars gather on Friday night for a "swim-in".

Mercer County Fair

During the second week in August, Celina is home to the Mercer County Fair and hosts many arts and crafts, livestock, food, rides, and the demolition derby.

Governor's Cup Regatta

Celina hosts the annual Governors Cup Regatta which features Hydroplane racing on Grand Lake St. Marys.

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