Chesapeake, Ohio facts for kids
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Symmes Creek at its mouth
Location of Chesapeake, Ohio
Location of Chesapeake in Lawrence County
|• Total||0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)|
|• Land||0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)|
|Elevation||554 ft (169 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,481.01/sq mi (572.33/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056797|
A bridge across the Ohio River connects Chesapeake to Huntington's downtown area. At one time, this was the only bridge connection across the Ohio River linking Ohio to Huntington. In recent years, bridges across the Ohio River connecting Ohio to Huntington's East and West sides have been built.
Chesapeake is derived from the Algonquin name for "place where water is spread out".
Chesapeake is located at(38.428066, -82.454832).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), of which 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 745 people, 345 households, and 195 families living in the village. The population density was 1,585.1 inhabitants per square mile (612.0/km2). There were 399 housing units at an average density of 848.9 per square mile (327.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 345 households, of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age in the village was 44.4 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
Chesapeake Union Exempted Village School District operates one elementary school, one middle school, and Chesapeake High School.
Chesapeake has a public library, a branch of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library.
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