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Loudonville, Ohio
Village
Downtown Loudonville
Downtown Loudonville
Location of Loudonville, Ohio
Location of Loudonville, Ohio
Location of Loudonville in Ashland County
Location of Loudonville in Ashland County
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Ashland, Holmes
Townships Green, Hanover
Area
 • Total 2.62 sq mi (6.79 km2)
 • Land 2.60 sq mi (6.73 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,641
 • Estimate (2012) 2,623
 • Density 1,015.8/sq mi (392.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44842
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-45066
GNIS feature ID 1061446
Website http://www.loudonville-oh.us/

Loudonville is a village in Ashland and Holmes counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 2,641 at the 2010 census. Loudonville is nicknamed the "Canoe Capital of Ohio" for the many canoe liveries along the Mohican River. It is also home to Mohican State Park and Mohican-Memorial State Forest and Landoll's Mohican Castle.

History

Kettering Plaque by Library
Historical marker at the Loudonville Library, click on image to read inscription

Loudonville was laid out in 1814 by James Louden Priest, and named for him. A post office called Loudonville has been in operation since 1820.

Loudonville was the long-time (1913–96) home of The Flxible Company, a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars, commercial cars (hearses, ambulances, and flower cars), intercity coaches, and city-transit coaches. During World War II, Flxible interrupted its normal production and built instead a variety of war goods. A part of the former Flxible plant was in use as a parts depot and service point for the Motor Coach Industries until December 5, 2014, when all production was shut down.

Flxette bus of Tom-A-Hawk Transit in Aurora IL 1968
Flxette bus in Aurora, Illinois (1968)

The town of Loudonville includes three sites on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Ohio Theatre, which was erected in 1909 under the name of "City Hall and Opera House". The theatre had a troubled history, and was almost closed in the 1900s, but three freshmen from the Loudonville High School raised $4,000 in a local talent show. In 2009, the Ohio Theater celebrated its 100th anniversary. The home of Phillip J. Black located at 303 N. Water Street is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1856, it is now home to the Blackfork Inn Bed & Breakfast.

Geography

Loudonville is located at 40°38′9″N 82°13′59″W / 40.63583°N 82.23306°W / 40.63583; -82.23306 (40.635850, -82.232959), along the Black Fork of the Mohican River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.62 square miles (6.79 km2), of which 2.60 square miles (6.73 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 516
1870 811 57.2%
1880 1,497 84.6%
1890 1,444 −3.5%
1900 1,581 9.5%
1910 1,804 14.1%
1920 1,887 4.6%
1930 2,068 9.6%
1940 2,334 12.9%
1950 2,523 8.1%
1960 2,611 3.5%
1970 2,865 9.7%
1980 2,945 2.8%
1990 2,915 −1.0%
2000 2,906 −0.3%
2010 2,641 −9.1%
Est. 2015 2,625 −0.6%
Sources:

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,641 people, 1,071 households, and 680 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,015.8 inhabitants per square mile (392.2/km2). There were 1,174 housing units at an average density of 451.5 per square mile (174.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 1,071 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 43 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,906 people, 1,189 households, and 763 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,168.8 people per square mile (450.6/km²). There were 1,264 housing units at an average density of 508.4 per square mile (196.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.93% White, 0.03% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

Ohio - Loudonville - Canoe
"Canoe Capital of Ohio" by the Mohican River

There were 1,189 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,273, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $31,225 versus $23,807 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,831. About 9.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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