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New Paris, Ohio
Village
South Washington Street
South Washington Street
Location of New Paris, Ohio
Location of New Paris, Ohio
Location of New Paris in Preble County
Location of New Paris in Preble County
Coordinates: 39°51′21″N 84°47′39″W / 39.85583°N 84.79417°W / 39.85583; -84.79417Coordinates: 39°51′21″N 84°47′39″W / 39.85583°N 84.79417°W / 39.85583; -84.79417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.96 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,037 ft (316 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,629
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,572
 • Density 2,138.78/sq mi (825.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45347
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-55188
GNIS feature ID 1065129

New Paris is a village in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,629 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

New Paris was platted in 1817, and named after Paris, Kentucky, the former home of a share of the first settlers. A post office called New Paris has been in operation since 1820.

Geography

New Paris is located at 39°51′21″N 84°47′39″W / 39.85583°N 84.79417°W / 39.85583; -84.79417 (39.855952, -84.794170).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which, 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

The village is at the intersection of State Routes 121 and 320, north of Interstate 70.

New Paris is just east of the Indiana state line.

The village is heavily dominated by cornfields, a staple of this area of Ohio.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 154
1880 835
1890 842 0.8%
1900 790 −6.2%
1910 870 10.1%
1920 907 4.3%
1930 925 2.0%
1940 989 6.9%
1950 1,046 5.8%
1960 1,679 60.5%
1970 1,692 0.8%
1980 1,709 1.0%
1990 1,801 5.4%
2000 1,623 −9.9%
2010 1,629 0.4%
2019 (est.) 1,572 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,629 people, 715 households, and 431 families living in the village. The population density was 2,201.4 inhabitants per square mile (850.0/km2). There were 788 housing units at an average density of 1,064.9 per square mile (411.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 715 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 36.7 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Education

New Paris is part of the National Trail Local School District. The National Trail School District campus is located 4.5mi from New Paris. .

New Paris has a public library, a branch of the Preble County District Library.

Notable people

  • Benjamin Hanby, wrote the Christmas carol "Up On The House Top" in New Paris in 1864
  • Grayson L. Kirk, president of Columbia University, advisor to the State Department, and instrumental in the formation of the United Nations; was briefly principal of New Paris High School (
  • David Purviance, minister and legislator
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