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Hanging Rock, Ohio
Village
Stone arch bridge over Osborne Run
Stone arch bridge over Osborne Run
Location of Hanging Rock, Ohio
Location of Hanging Rock, Ohio
Location of Hanging Rock in Lawrence County
Location of Hanging Rock in Lawrence County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lawrence
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 221
 • Estimate (2012) 221
 • Density 394.6/sq mi (152.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45638
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-33194
GNIS feature ID 1075994

Hanging Rock is a village in Lawrence County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 221 at the 2010 census. It is regularly labeled a speed trap as the state auditor reported $109,186 in mayor's court receipts in 2000 compared with $3,106 in property taxes.

Hanging Rock is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA); it had a population of 288,649 at the 2000 census.

Etymology

Hanging Rock had its start in 1820 when a blast furnace was built at the site. The village takes its name from a nearby cliff.

Geography

Hanging Rock is located at 38°33′32″N 82°43′34″W / 38.55889°N 82.72611°W / 38.55889; -82.72611 (38.559021, -82.726070).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), of which 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.

The Hanging Rock Recreational Area and the Hanging Rock Ponds are located near the village.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 624
1890 846 35.6%
1900 665 −21.4%
1910 662 −0.5%
1920 591 −10.7%
1930 550 −6.9%
1940 481 −12.5%
1950 465 −3.3%
1960 352 −24.3%
1970 278 −21.0%
1980 353 27.0%
1990 306 −13.3%
2000 279 −8.8%
2010 221 −20.8%
Est. 2015 218 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 221 people, 95 households, and 68 families residing in the village. The population density was 394.6 inhabitants per square mile (152.4/km2). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 182.1 per square mile (70.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 95 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% 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 28.4% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.60.

The median age in the village was 47.4 years. 14.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 279 people, 109 households, and 75 families residing in the village. The population density was 449.8 people per square mile (173.7/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 188.6 per square mile (72.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.64% White, and 0.36% from two or more races.

There were 109 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $35,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,328. About 14.5% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.8% of those sixty five or over.


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