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Republic, Ohio
Village
Aerial view of Republic
Aerial view of Republic
Location of Republic, Ohio
Location of Republic, Ohio
Location of Republic in Seneca County
Location of Republic in Seneca County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
Government
 • Type Village council
Area
 • Total 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 549
 • Estimate 
(2019)
520
 • Density 603.25/sq mi (232.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44867
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-66320
GNIS feature ID 1061596

Republic is a village in Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The population was 549 at the 2010 census.

History

In 1834, Sidney Smith hired R.M. Shoemaker of Cincinnati to survey a new town at the corners of sections 15, 16, 21, and 22 in Scipio Township. He called it "Republic," though it was known by many early settlers simply as "Scipio Center."

With the arrival of a rail line from Sandusky in 1841, Republic became a popular trading center. Stores, warehouses, shops, and factories sprang up almost overnight. And, a second rail line was contemplated between Republic and Melmore in Eden Township.

When the old Seneca County courthouse at Tiffin burned on May 21, 1841, efforts were made to establish the new county seat at Republic.

Republic's fortunes began to decline when the new Cincinnati, Sandusky & Cleveland Railroad bypassed it to make a straight run to Tiffin, although it experienced something of a revival with the coming of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The railroad passes over State Route 19 via an arch bridge.

Geography

Republic is located at 41°7′18″N 83°1′3″W / 41.12167°N 83.01750°W / 41.12167; -83.01750 (41.121793, -83.017478).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 917
1860 636 −30.6%
1870 481 −24.4%
1880 715 48.6%
1890 584 −18.3%
1900 656 12.3%
1910 475 −27.6%
1920 393 −17.3%
1930 512 30.3%
1940 546 6.6%
1950 615 12.6%
1960 729 18.5%
1970 705 −3.3%
1980 656 −7.0%
1990 611 −6.9%
2000 614 0.5%
2010 549 −10.6%
Est. 2019 520 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 549 people, 220 households, and 151 families living in the village. The population density was 638.4 inhabitants per square mile (246.5/km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 284.9 per square mile (110.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 220 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the village was 35.5 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

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