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Hamler, Ohio
Village
Randolph Street commercial district
Randolph Street commercial district
Location of Hamler, Ohio
Location of Hamler, Ohio
Location of Hamler in Henry County
Location of Hamler in Henry County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Henry
Area
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
709 ft (216 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 576
 • Estimate 
(2019)
555
 • Density 671.91/sq mi (259.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43524
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-33096
GNIS feature ID 1041273

Hamler is a village in Henry County, Ohio, United States. The population was 576 at the 2010 census. Hamler is a rural farming community in Northwest Ohio about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Toledo, Ohio. It is located at the intersection of the former Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) and former Detroit, Toledo and Ironton (D, T & I) railroads and the intersection of Ohio State Route 109 and Ohio State Route 18.

History

Hamler was platted in 1874. The village was named for its proprietor, John Hamler. A post office has been in operation at Hamler since 1875.

Geography

Hamler is located at 41°13′46″N 84°2′0″W / 41.22944°N 84.03333°W / 41.22944; -84.03333 (41.229332, -84.033313).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), of which 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 231
1890 556 140.7%
1900 574 3.2%
1910 596 3.8%
1920 560 −6.0%
1930 535 −4.5%
1940 475 −11.2%
1950 490 3.2%
1960 588 20.0%
1970 681 15.8%
1980 625 −8.2%
1990 623 −0.3%
2000 650 4.3%
2010 576 −11.4%
2019 (est.) 555 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 576 people, 230 households, and 158 families living in the village. The population density was 720.0 inhabitants per square mile (278.0/km2). There were 258 housing units at an average density of 322.5 per square mile (124.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.8% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 6.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.5% of the population.

There were 230 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% 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 3.05.

The median age in the village was 35.6 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Arts and culture

A village consisting primarily of residents of German heritage, Hamler is home of the annual Hamler Summerfest which features German polka bands, polka dancing, German food and free-flowing beer.

Education

Hamler students attend school in the Patrick Henry Local School District, which is located on Ohio State Route 18. The district is a consolidation of the former school districts of the villages of Hamler, Deshler, Grelton, and Malinta.

Notable people

  • Kelly Creager, 1997 Miss Ohio and Miss America contestant
  • Chip Davis, composer and musician
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