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Convoy, Ohio
Village
Aerial view of downtown Convoy
Aerial view of downtown Convoy
Location of Convoy, Ohio
Location of Convoy, Ohio
Location of Convoy in Van Wert County
Location of Convoy in Van Wert County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Van Wert
Township Tully
Area
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.62 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
784 ft (239 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,085
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,059
 • Density 1,694.40/sq mi (654.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45832
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-18546
GNIS feature ID 1056836
Website http://www.villageofconvoy.com/

Convoy is a village in Van Wert County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,085 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Van Wert, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Convoy was platted in 1854. It was named after Convoy, Ireland, the native home of a first settler. A post office called Convoy has been in operation since 1872. The village was incorporated in 1874.

Geography

Convoy is located at 40°54′59″N 84°42′20″W / 40.91639°N 84.70556°W / 40.91639; -84.70556 (40.916397, -84.705474).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 386
1890 500 29.5%
1900 690 38.0%
1910 741 7.4%
1920 932 25.8%
1930 876 −6.0%
1940 817 −6.7%
1950 910 11.4%
1960 976 7.3%
1970 991 1.5%
1980 1,140 15.0%
1990 1,200 5.3%
2000 1,110 −7.5%
2010 1,085 −2.3%
2019 (est.) 1,059 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,085 people, 411 households, and 277 families living in the village. The population density was 1,937.5 inhabitants per square mile (748.1/km2). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 819.6 per square mile (316.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 411 households, of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the village was 35.2 years. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

Education

Crestview High School sports participate in the Northwest Conference, an athletic body sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) which includes the Ada Bulldogs, Allen East Mustangs, Bluffton Pirates, Columbus Grove Bulldogs, Convoy Crestview Knights, Delphos Jefferson Wildcats, Lincolnview Lancers, Paulding Panthers, and Spencerville Bearcats.

Convoy has a public library, a branch of the Brumback Library.

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