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Marseilles, Ohio
Village
Downtown Marseilles
Downtown Marseilles
Location of Marseilles, Ohio
Location of Marseilles, Ohio
Location of Marseilles in Wyandot County
Location of Marseilles in Wyandot County
Coordinates: 40°42′4″N 83°23′34″W / 40.70111°N 83.39278°W / 40.70111; -83.39278Coordinates: 40°42′4″N 83°23′34″W / 40.70111°N 83.39278°W / 40.70111; -83.39278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wyandot
Township Marseilles
Area
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
876 ft (267 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 112
 • Estimate 
(2019)
107
 • Density 1,091.84/sq mi (423.20/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-47992
GNIS feature ID 1061474

Marseilles is a village in Wyandot County, Ohio, United States, located at the western edge of the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area. The population was 112 at the 2010 census.

History

The village was named after Marseilles, in France.

On March 5, 1967, Lake Central Flight 527 en route from Columbus to Toledo, crashed in a field near the Wyandot/Hardin County line in proximity to the Village of Marseilles. The cause of the crash was determined to be fatigue on the propeller of the plane, which separated and crashed through the cabin. All passengers and crew on the plane (a total of 38 people) were killed.

Geography

Marseilles is located at 40°42′4″N 83°23′34″W / 40.70111°N 83.39278°W / 40.70111; -83.39278 (40.701207, -83.392672).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.

State Route 67 runs through Marseilles, in which it serves as the main street.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 251
1880 273 8.8%
1890 213 −22.0%
1900 251 17.8%
1910 225 −10.4%
1920 179 −20.4%
1930 148 −17.3%
1940 149 0.7%
1950 156 4.7%
1960 171 9.6%
1970 155 −9.4%
1980 164 5.8%
1990 130 −20.7%
2000 124 −4.6%
2010 112 −9.7%
2019 (est.) 107 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 112 people, 45 households, and 31 families living in the village. The population density was 1,120.0 inhabitants per square mile (432.4/km2). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 520.0 per square mile (200.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.1% White and 0.9% Native American.

There were 45 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 40 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

Notable people

  • Paul M. Herbert, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and Associate Ohio Supreme Court Justice.
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