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New Knoxville, Ohio
Village
H.E. Fledderjohann House
Location of New Knoxville, Ohio
Location of New Knoxville, Ohio
Location of New Knoxville in Auglaize County
Location of New Knoxville in Auglaize County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Auglaize
Township Washington
Area
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 879
 • Estimate 
(2012)
871
 • Density 987.6/sq mi (381.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45871
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-54838
GNIS feature ID 1065123
Website http://www.newknoxville.com/

New Knoxville is a village in Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. It was established in 1836. The population was 879 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Wapakoneta, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

New Knoxville was platted in 1836. A post office called New Knoxville has been in operation since 1858.

New Knoxville's community historical society maintains a historical museum in the village consisting of five buildings. Three of the buildings in the "Heritage Center Complex" are listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of their place as the home and office of Dr. H.E. Fledderjohann, a leading member of the community at the turn of the twentieth century.

Geography

New Knoxville is located at 40°29′39″N 84°19′2″W / 40.49417°N 84.31722°W / 40.49417; -84.31722 (40.494233, -84.317260).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 514
1900 436 −15.2%
1910 487 11.7%
1920 537 10.3%
1930 528 −1.7%
1940 557 5.5%
1950 662 18.9%
1960 792 19.6%
1970 852 7.6%
1980 760 −10.8%
1990 838 10.3%
2000 891 6.3%
2010 879 −1.3%
Est. 2015 867 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 879 people, 355 households, and 250 families residing in the village. The population density was 987.6 inhabitants per square mile (381.3/km2). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 429.2 per square mile (165.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 355 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 39.4 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 891 people, 348 households, and 249 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,135.4 people per square mile (441.0/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 463.9 per square mile (180.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.54% White, 0.22% African American, 0.34% Asian, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 348 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% 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 3.13.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,375, and the median income for a family was $51,000. Males had a median income of $33,833 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,800. About 4.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Sister village

A lot of immigrants originating from the German village of Ladbergen settled down in the area around New Knoxville with which a town partnership was established. These immigrants became the ancestors of large numbers of residents of New Knoxville and the surrounding area, including Washington Township/Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong. Closer relations between the two villages have been fostered by journeys by residents of both communities to the other. For the New Knoxville sesquicentennial in 1986, approximately 100 Ladbergen residents traveled to New Knoxville to join in the celebration.

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