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Fletcher, Ohio
Village
Houses on Main Street
Houses on Main Street
Location of Fletcher, Ohio
Location of Fletcher, Ohio
Location of Fletcher in Miami County
Location of Fletcher in Miami County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Miami
Township Brown
Government
 • Type Mayor with 6 Council Members
Area
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,043 ft (318 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 473
 • Estimate 
(2019)
483
 • Density 1,553.05/sq mi (600.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45326
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-27412
GNIS feature ID 1048741
Website https://fletcherohio.us/

Fletcher is a village in Miami County, Ohio, United States. The population was 473 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Fletcher was platted in 1830. The village was named after Samuel Fletcher, a local storekeeper. A post office has been in operation at Fletcher since 1831.

Geography

Fletcher is located at 40°8′39″N 84°6′42″W / 40.14417°N 84.11167°W / 40.14417; -84.11167 (40.144266, -84.111725).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all land. Fletcher is drained by East Branch Lost Creek and West Branch Lost Creek.

The village is crossed by U.S. Route 36 and State Route 589.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 246
1860 298 21.1%
1870 306 2.7%
1880 384 25.5%
1900 375
1910 376 0.3%
1920 369 −1.9%
1930 407 10.3%
1940 436 7.1%
1950 515 18.1%
1960 569 10.5%
1970 539 −5.3%
1980 498 −7.6%
1990 545 9.4%
2000 510 −6.4%
2010 473 −7.3%
2019 (est.) 483 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 473 people, 175 households, and 133 families living in the village. The population density was 1,525.8 inhabitants per square mile (589.1/km2). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 635.5 per square mile (245.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 175 households, of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 36 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

Economy

A Systemax factory is located just east of Fletcher closed December 31, 2012.

Agriculture remains an integral part of life in Fletcher as the grain elevator, once owned by the Shepard Grain Company, is now owned by Urbana-based Champaign Landmark Inc.

An AT&T microwave radio relay tower (now abandoned) once provided several jobs for area residents. It remains standing (with the ear-shaped antennas now removed) a mile east of the village along U.S. Route 36. Ohio Bell operated the facility prior to the divestiture of the AT&T-owned Bell System in the 1980s. AT&T continued to operate the tower until the advent of fiber optic cables and satellites which led to the replacement for the underground coaxial cable network and the use of the 318-foot steel structure now sitting vacant within the eastern Miami County farm fields.

Notable people

  • Thomas Charles Munger, judge
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