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Holgate, Ohio
Village
Wilhelm Street downtown
Wilhelm Street downtown
Nickname(s): 
H-town
Location of Holgate, Ohio
Location of Holgate, Ohio
Location of Holgate in Henry County
Location of Holgate in Henry County
Coordinates: 41°15′3″N 84°7′57″W / 41.25083°N 84.13250°W / 41.25083; -84.13250Coordinates: 41°15′3″N 84°7′57″W / 41.25083°N 84.13250°W / 41.25083; -84.13250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Henry
Government
 • Type Village Council
Area
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.99 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.99 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,109
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,059
 • Density 917.68/sq mi (354.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43527
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-35854
GNIS feature ID 1064848

Holgate is a village in Henry County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,109 at the 2010 census.

History

Holgate was platted in 1873 when the railroad was extended to that point. The village has the name of William Holgate, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Holgate since 1874. Holgate was incorporated as a village in 1881.

Geography

Holgate is located at 41°15′3″N 84°7′57″W / 41.25083°N 84.13250°W / 41.25083; -84.13250 (41.250797, -84.132634).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 595
1890 1,134 90.6%
1900 1,237 9.1%
1910 1,095 −11.5%
1920 1,039 −5.1%
1930 951 −8.5%
1940 1,050 10.4%
1950 1,092 4.0%
1960 1,374 25.8%
1970 1,541 12.2%
1980 1,315 −14.7%
1990 1,290 −1.9%
2000 1,194 −7.4%
2010 1,109 −7.1%
2019 (est.) 1,059 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,109 people, 408 households, and 292 families living in the village. The population density was 964.3 inhabitants per square mile (372.3/km2). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 7.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.0% of the population.

There were 408 households, of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the village was 38 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Education

Public education for the village is administered by the Holgate Local School District.

Notable people

  • Joe E. Brown, actor
  • Alene Duerk, first female Admiral in US Navy, Holgate High School graduate
  • Pete Fahrer, professional baseball player
  • Olin Smith, professional football player
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