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Crooksville, Ohio
Village
Crooksville's historic West School
Crooksville's historic West School
Nickname(s): 
"The Clay City of Perry County", "Potteryland USA"
Location of Crooksville, Ohio
Location of Crooksville, Ohio
Location of Crooksville in Perry County
Location of Crooksville in Perry County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Perry
Area
 • Total 1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)
 • Land 1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
784 ft (239 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,534
 • Estimate 
(2012)
2,518
 • Density 1,564.2/sq mi (603.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43731
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-19456
GNIS feature ID 1056852

Crooksville is a village in Perry County, Ohio, United States, along Moxahala Creek. The population was 2,534 at the 2010 census. It is the home of Hull pottery, one of the best known Ohio potteries.

Geography

Crooksville is located at 39°46′9″N 82°5′41″W / 39.76917°N 82.09472°W / 39.76917; -82.09472 (39.769070, -82.094733).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.64 square miles (4.25 km2), of which 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

History

Crooksville was founded around 1874.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 835
1910 3,028 262.6%
1920 3,311 9.3%
1930 3,251 −1.8%
1940 2,890 −11.1%
1950 2,960 2.4%
1960 2,958 −0.1%
1970 2,828 −4.4%
1980 2,766 −2.2%
1990 2,601 −6.0%
2000 2,483 −4.5%
2010 2,534 2.1%
Est. 2015 2,498 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,534 people, 977 households, and 651 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,564.2 inhabitants per square mile (603.9/km2). There were 1,094 housing units at an average density of 675.3 per square mile (260.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 977 households of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 27.8% 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 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the village was 34.4 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,483 people, 968 households, and 664 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,627.6 people per square mile (626.6/km²). There were 1,068 housing units at an average density of 700.1 per square mile (269.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.47% White, 0.24% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.04% Asian, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 968 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% 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 3.07.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,838, and the median income for a family was $34,615. Males had a median income of $27,115 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,995. About 9.4% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

In mid-July, Crooksville, along with its neighboring village of Roseville, annually hosts the Crooksville-Roseville Pottery festival, which emphasizes various aspects of pottery creation, design, collection, etc. This festival draws pottery connoisseurs from all over the country.

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