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Centerburg, Ohio
Village
Main Street downtown
Main Street downtown
Nicknames: 
The True Heart of Ohio, Douglasland
Location of Centerburg, Ohio
Location of Centerburg, Ohio
Location of Centerburg in Knox County
Location of Centerburg in Knox County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Township Hilliar
Area
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,220 ft (372 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,773
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,226
 • Density 2,301.96/sq mi (888.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43011
Area code(s) 740, 220
FIPS code 39-13036
GNIS feature ID 1060936

Centerburg is a village in Knox County, Ohio, United States, along the North Fork of the Licking River. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 1,773. Centerburg is the geographical center of Ohio.

History

Centerburg (formerly rendered Centreburgh) was laid out in 1830. The village was so named on account of its location near Ohio's geographical center. A post office has been in operation at Centerburg since 1835.

Geography

Centerburg is located at 40°18′16″N 82°41′44″W / 40.304377°N 82.695580°W / 40.304377; -82.695580.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 400
1890 588 47.0%
1900 706 20.1%
1910 723 2.4%
1920 775 7.2%
1930 761 −1.8%
1940 779 2.4%
1950 887 13.9%
1960 963 8.6%
1970 1,038 7.8%
1980 1,275 22.8%
1990 1,323 3.8%
2000 1,432 8.2%
2010 1,773 23.8%
2019 (est.) 2,226 25.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,773 people, 622 households, and 431 families living in the village. The population density was 1,970.0 inhabitants per square mile (760.6/km2). There were 679 housing units at an average density of 754.4 per square mile (291.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 1.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 622 households, of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the village was 36.2 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Notable people

  • Doug Davis - Minnesota Vikings lineman in the 1960s.
  • Earl Griffith - newspaper publisher
  • Homer Price - fictional resident
  • Daniel H. Reynolds - Confederate Brigadier General
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