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Doylestown, Ohio
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"Village Of Values A Town Of Tradition"
Location of Doylestown, Ohio
Location of Doylestown, Ohio
Location of Doylestown in Wayne County
Location of Doylestown in Wayne County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
 • Total 1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Land 1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,250 ft (381 m)
 • Total 3,051
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,648.92/sq mi (636.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-22568
GNIS feature ID 1064552

Doylestown is a village located atop the highest point in Wayne County, Ohio, United States, 13 miles southwest of Akron. The population was 3,051 at the 2010 census.


Doylestown was laid out in 1827 by William Doyle, and named for him.


Doylestown is at 40°58′13″N 81°41′40″W / 40.97028°N 81.69444°W / 40.97028; -81.69444 (40.970278, -81.694346).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.88 square miles (4.87 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 551
1880 1,040 88.7%
1890 1,131 8.8%
1900 1,057 −6.5%
1910 877 −17.0%
1920 1,037 18.2%
1930 1,150 10.9%
1940 1,259 9.5%
1950 1,358 7.9%
1960 1,873 37.9%
1970 2,373 26.7%
1980 2,493 5.1%
1990 2,668 7.0%
2000 2,799 4.9%
2010 3,051 9.0%
2019 (est.) 3,067 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,051 people, 1,206 households, and 827 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,622.9 inhabitants per square mile (626.6/km2). There were 1,292 housing units at an average density of 687.2 per square mile (265.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 1,206 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 41.6 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

Public services and safety

The Village of Doylestown maintains and operates a modern water treatment and sewage disposal facility providing approximately 1400 households with pure processed water coming from two wells; one west and one south of the village. Given the village's unique geographical ebbs and flows, much of the sewage system employees "forced mains," pumping effluent to higher areas of the village where gravity then "transports" the "product" to the sewage treatment plant. Doylestown maintains a full-time water department at the village hall where residents can pay bills and conduct business 6 days a week.

The Doylestown Police Department and the Chippewa Township Fire Department provide public safety and emergency medical and fire response. The Police Department operates full-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Officers receive state of the art training and provide community outreach, offering free courses in citizen awareness, CPR and women's self-defense. Home-check programs are available while residents are on vacation and a record of the patrol officer's stops are provided on the homeowner's return. Additionally, the Doylestown Police Department has a K-9 unit.

The Chippewa Township Fire Department is a part-time/paid on-call department. The Fire Department operates out of two stations; Station 1 is located on Gates Street inside the village-proper and Station 2 is located on Hatfield Road in the township. The Fire Department has over 40 Firefighter/EMS personnel. The department conducts many community programs to ensure the safety and well being of its residents, schools and businesses.

In 2006, the village installed a digital marquee in the Village Square to replace an aging and limited, manually operated message board. The LED (light emitting diode)marquee, operates 24 hours a day, remotely programmed from a computer in the village hall. As well as text it can provide interactive graphics, providing messages free of charge to any local organization or "public good" displays such as changes in trash pickup, public hearings and Amber Alerts.

Message requests simultaneously appear on the village's Public-access television cable TV station operated by Doylestown Communications, a state of the art, locally owned and operated private business offering phone, internet, cable TV and fiber optics. Doylestown Communications has a full-time customer service and technical assistance center in the downtown business area.


Doylestown is served by a branch of the Wayne County Public Library.

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