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Philo, Ohio
Village
Bridge to Duncan Falls
Bridge to Duncan Falls
Location of Philo, Ohio
Location of Philo, Ohio
Location of Philo in Muskingum County
Location of Philo in Muskingum County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
Township Harrison
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.33 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.33 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 733
 • Estimate 
(2019)
728
 • Density 1,421.88/sq mi (548.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43771
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-62442
GNIS feature ID 1049080

Philo is a village in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States, along the Muskingum River. The population was 733 at the 2010 census.

Philo is the closest municipality to Blue Rock State Park.

History

An old variant name was Taylorsville. Taylorsville was laid out in 1833 by James Taylor, and named for him. A post office called Philo has been in operation since 1851. The present name is for Philo Buckingham, an early settler.

Geography

Philo is located at 39°51′41″N 81°54′32″W / 39.86139°N 81.90889°W / 39.86139; -81.90889 (39.861308, -81.908816).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 634
1860 500 −21.1%
1870 544 8.8%
1880 501 −7.9%
1890 631 25.9%
1900 543 −13.9%
1910 495 −8.8%
1920 417 −15.8%
1930 804 92.8%
1940 884 10.0%
1950 881 −0.3%
1960 913 3.6%
1970 846 −7.3%
1980 799 −5.6%
1990 810 1.4%
2000 769 −5.1%
2010 733 −4.7%
Est. 2019 728 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 733 people, 278 households, and 194 families living in the village. The population density was 1,745.2 inhabitants per square mile (673.8/km2). There were 320 housing units at an average density of 761.9 per square mile (294.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 278 households, of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the village was 33.8 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

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