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Genoa, Ohio
Village
Genoa Town Hall
Genoa Town Hall
Location of Genoa, Ohio
Location of Genoa, Ohio
Location of Genoa in Ottawa County
Location of Genoa in Ottawa County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ottawa
Area
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
627 ft (191 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,336
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,277
 • Density 1,528.19/sq mi (589.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43430
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-29722
GNIS feature ID 1048774

Genoa is a village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,336 at the 2010 census. Originally settled as Stony Ridge, it took its present name in 1856 and was incorporated as a village in 1868.

Geography

Genoa is located at 41°31′16″N 83°21′41″W / 41.52111°N 83.36139°W / 41.52111; -83.36139 (41.521021, -83.361286).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 558
1880 930 66.7%
1890 839 −9.8%
1900 824 −1.8%
1910 817 −0.8%
1920 971 18.8%
1930 1,437 48.0%
1940 1,455 1.3%
1950 1,723 18.4%
1960 1,957 13.6%
1970 2,139 9.3%
1980 2,213 3.5%
1990 2,262 2.2%
2000 2,230 −1.4%
2010 2,336 4.8%
2019 (est.) 2,277 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Local teenagers attend Genoa Area High School

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,336 people, 944 households, and 603 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,507.1 inhabitants per square mile (581.9/km2). There were 1,017 housing units at an average density of 656.1 per square mile (253.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.4% of the population.

There were 944 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the village was 40.6 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Education

Genoa Area Local School District operates one elementary school, one middle school, and Genoa Area High School.

Notable people

  • Harold McMaster, the "father of glass tempering" and holder of over 100 patents. He was the founder of Permaglass Inc., Glasstech, Inc. and Solar Cells, Inc. Solar Cells, Inc. was rebranded as First Solar in 1999. Permaglass, founded in Genoa in 1948, was sold to Guardian Industries in 1971.
  • Lt. Col Frank Rundell, commander of the 100th Ohio Infantry regiment in the American Civil War. The 100th OVI, and its more than forty Genoa area soldiers, took part in the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Nashville.
  • Joe Mahr, investigative reporter
  • Bill Nolte, Broadway actor best known for playing Old Deuteronomy in Cats.
  • Bryan Smolinski, professional hockey player. Bryan was selected as the 21st overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and played a total 1,055 games for eight NHL franchises. He played college hockey at Michigan State University.
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