Paulding, Ohio facts for kids
The Paulding County Courthouse
Location of Paulding, Ohio
Location of Paulding in Paulding County
|• Total||2.46 sq mi (6.37 km2)|
|• Land||2.36 sq mi (6.11 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)|
|Elevation||719 ft (219 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,540|
|• Density||1,527.5/sq mi (589.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1044331|
Paulding was a planned community, founded in 1848 at the center of the county, and named after the county by speculators who expected to profit by moving the county seat. In 1851, the county seat was moved from Charloe, which had been the county seat for a decade; prior to that, court was held at New Rochester.
The town square is devoted to the courthouse, an orange brick structure surrounded by trees upon a spacious lawn. In the centennial year of 1876, the county commissioners determined to build a new courthouse, and visited many courthouses, finally deciding to erect a duplicate of the courthouse in Adrian, Michigan at a cost of $40,000. The courthouse was finished in 1886.
Built in the 1910s, the Paulding County Carnegie Library was the first Carnegie library to serve an entire county instead of a single city.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.46 square miles (6.37 km2), of which 2.36 square miles (6.11 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water. It is 723 feet above sea level.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,605 people, 1,510 households, and 957 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,527.5 inhabitants per square mile (589.8/km2). There were 1,718 housing units at an average density of 728.0 per square mile (281.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.6% White, 2.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.5% of the population.
There were 1,510 households of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% 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 2.93.
The median age in the village was 38.4 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,595 people, 1,466 households, and 988 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,577.1 people per square mile (608.8/km2). There were 1,583 housing units at an average density of 694.4 per square mile (268.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.04% White, 2.56% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 3.81% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.93% of the population.
There were 1,466 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $35,943, and the median income for a family was $41,962. Males had a median income of $33,042 versus $22,103 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,383. About 6.3% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Transportation and communications
Paulding is at the intersection of US Highway 127 and State Route 111 and the terminus of State Route 500. It was formerly on the Cincinnati Northern Railroad, but the tracks were removed in the 1980s.
The dominant daily newspaper is the Defiance Crescent-News  with some readers choosing the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette , Toledo Blade , and Lima News , in that order. The local weekly is the Paulding County Progress , Paulding residents are part of the Fort Wayne, Indiana television market. The local radio station is WPAU an online streaming radio station broadcasting a commercial-free format of oldies and Paulding County high school sports. Also licensed to Paulding is WKSD 99.7 FM, a commercial oldies and sports radio station based in Van Wert.
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