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Leipsic, Ohio
Village
Village public library
Motto(s): 
"Seeds of Growth Are Sown Here"
Location of Leipsic, Ohio
Location of Leipsic, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Putnam
Area
 • Total 3.70 sq mi (9.57 km2)
 • Land 3.68 sq mi (9.54 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
764 ft (233 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,093
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,022
 • Density 548.86/sq mi (211.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45815, 45856
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-42602
GNIS feature ID 1064984
Website http://www.villageofleipsic.com/

Leipsic is a village in Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,093 at the 2010 census.

History

Leipsic was platted in 1857. The name is a variant spelling of Leipzig, one of the largest cities in eastern Germany.

Two buildings in Leipsic are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the old village hall and the John Edwards House.

Geography

Leipsic is located at 41°6′6″N 83°59′3″W / 41.10167°N 83.98417°W / 41.10167; -83.98417 (41.101532, -83.984298).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.66 square miles (9.48 km2), of which 3.65 square miles (9.45 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 681
1890 1,353 98.7%
1900 1,726 27.6%
1910 1,773 2.7%
1920 1,788 0.8%
1930 1,571 −12.1%
1940 1,525 −2.9%
1950 1,706 11.9%
1960 1,802 5.6%
1970 2,072 15.0%
1980 2,171 4.8%
1990 2,203 1.5%
2000 2,236 1.5%
2010 2,093 −6.4%
2019 (est.) 2,022 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,093 people, 801 households, and 513 families living in the village. The population density was 573.4 inhabitants per square mile (221.4/km2). There were 905 housing units at an average density of 247.9 per square mile (95.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 77.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 18.1% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.3% of the population.

There were 801 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the village was 37 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Education

Leipsic Local Schools an elementary school and Leipsic High School.

Leipsic has a public library, a branch of the Putnam County District Library.

Notable people

  • Karl Joseph Alter, a Roman Catholic Bishop of Cincinnati
  • James Cloyd Bowman, Newbery Honor winner
  • Charles N. Haskell, former Oklahoma governor
  • Harry Pierpont, bank robber
  • Rich Reese, MLB player
  • Thomas Deitering, founder of Holy Family Radio (locally as WJTA.)
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