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Fort Jennings, Ohio
Village
Fort Jennings Memorial Hall, the community center
Fort Jennings Memorial Hall, the community center
Location of Fort Jennings, Ohio
Location of Fort Jennings, Ohio
Location of Fort Jennings in Putnam County
Location of Fort Jennings in Putnam County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Putnam
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
745 ft (227 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 485
 • Estimate 
(2019)
488
 • Density 879.28/sq mi (339.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45844
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-27818
GNIS feature ID 1048750

Fort Jennings is a village in the southwestern corner of Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The population was 485 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Fort Jennings is located at 40°54′17″N 84°17′53″W / 40.90472°N 84.29806°W / 40.90472; -84.29806 (40.904854, -84.298023).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), of which 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 164
1890 286 74.4%
1900 322 12.6%
1910 336 4.3%
1920 275 −18.2%
1930 318 15.6%
1940 326 2.5%
1950 330 1.2%
1960 436 32.1%
1970 533 22.2%
1980 538 0.9%
1990 436 −19.0%
2000 432 −0.9%
2010 485 12.3%
2019 (est.) 488 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 485 people, 194 households, and 132 families living in the village. The population density was 932.7 inhabitants per square mile (360.1/km2). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 398.1 per square mile (153.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.2% White and 0.8% Asian.

There were 194 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the village was 39.1 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

History

The first settlement at Fort Jennings was made around 1850. Fort Jennings took its name from a pioneer fort Col. William Jennings built near the site in 1812. The village was incorporated in 1881.


Education

Jennings Local School District operates one elementary school and Fort Jennings High School.

Fort Jennings has a public library, a branch of the Putnam County District Library.

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