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Fort Shawnee, Ohio
Houses on Frail Road
Houses on Frail Road
Location of Fort Shawnee, Ohio
Location of Fort Shawnee, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
Township Shawnee
 • Total 7.25 sq mi (18.78 km2)
 • Land 7.21 sq mi (18.67 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
866 ft (264 m)
 • Total 6,263
 • Density 863.9/sq mi (333.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-27944
GNIS feature ID 1040592

Fort Shawnee is census-designated place (CDP) in Allen County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,263 at the 2020 census. It is included in the Lima, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fort Shawnee is adjacent to the city of Lima and the village of Cridersville in Auglaize County. In 2012, village residents voted to disincorporate the village.


Fort Shawnee is located at 40°40′54″N 84°8′21″W / 40.68167°N 84.13917°W / 40.68167; -84.13917 (40.681750, -84.139297).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village had a total area of 7.25 square miles (18.78 km2), of which 7.21 square miles (18.67 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,726 people, 1,506 households, and 1,095 families living in the village. The population density was 516.8 inhabitants per square mile (199.5/km2). There were 1,605 housing units at an average density of 222.6 per square mile (85.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 2.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 1,506 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 42 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

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