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Deshler, Ohio
Village
Community grain elevator
Community grain elevator
Location of Deshler, Ohio
Location of Deshler, Ohio
Location of Deshler in Henry County
Location of Deshler in Henry County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Henry
Area
 • Total 2.29 sq mi (5.93 km2)
 • Land 2.25 sq mi (5.84 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,799
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,721
 • Density 763.19/sq mi (294.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43516
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-21812
GNIS feature ID 1039681
Website https://villageofdeshler.com/

Deshler is a village in Henry County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,799 at the 2010 census.

History

Deshler was platted in 1873, and named for John G. Deshler, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Deshler since 1872. The village was incorporated in 1876.

Geography

Deshler is located at 41°12′25″N 83°54′9″W / 41.20694°N 83.90250°W / 41.20694; -83.90250 (41.207011, -83.902445).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km2), of which 2.26 square miles (5.85 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Deshler's street pattern is laid out around the railroad line.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 752
1890 1,114 48.1%
1900 1,628 46.1%
1910 1,515 −6.9%
1920 1,514 −0.1%
1930 1,538 1.6%
1940 1,570 2.1%
1950 1,623 3.4%
1960 1,824 12.4%
1970 1,938 6.3%
1980 1,870 −3.5%
1990 1,876 0.3%
2000 1,831 −2.4%
2010 1,799 −1.7%
2019 (est.) 1,721 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,799 people, 678 households, and 485 families living in the village. The population density was 796.0 inhabitants per square mile (307.3/km2). There were 771 housing units at an average density of 341.2 per square mile (131.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 4.4% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.9% of the population.

There were 678 households, of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 36.5 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Education

Public education for the village is administered by the Patrick Henry Local School District.

Notable people

  • Vicki Lynne Cole, teenage girl who gained unexpected fame after 1968 Richard Nixon Presidential campaign
  • Jerry Fosnow, professional baseball player
  • Marc Krauss, professional baseball player
  • Harold McMaster, scientist and inventor
  • Rich Reese, professional baseball player and CEO of Jim Beam Brands
  • Willard Rhodes, ethnomusicologist

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