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Scio, Ohio
Village
Location of Scio, Ohio
Location of Scio, Ohio
Location of Scio in Harrison County
Location of Scio in Harrison County
Coordinates: 40°23′47″N 81°5′15″W / 40.39639°N 81.08750°W / 40.39639; -81.08750Coordinates: 40°23′47″N 81°5′15″W / 40.39639°N 81.08750°W / 40.39639; -81.08750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Harrison
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 763
 • Estimate 
(2019)
716
 • Density 1,285.46/sq mi (496.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43988
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-70814
GNIS feature ID 1065292

Scio is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 763 at the 2010 census.

History

Scio was originally called New Market, and under the latter name was platted in 1852.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 509
1890 797 56.6%
1900 868 8.9%
1910 877 1.0%
1920 861 −1.8%
1930 760 −11.7%
1940 1,181 55.4%
1950 1,152 −2.5%
1960 1,135 −1.5%
1970 1,002 −11.7%
1980 1,003 0.1%
1990 856 −14.7%
2000 799 −6.7%
2010 763 −4.5%
2019 (est.) 716 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
Interior of covered bridge in Scio, Ohio (2006-05-20)
Inside the community's covered bridge

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 763 people, 324 households, and 194 families living in the village. The population density was 1,362.5 inhabitants per square mile (526.1/km2). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 676.8 per square mile (261.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 324 households, of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.1% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16% 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 3.01.

The median age in the village was 38.5 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Conotton Creek Trail

B & F Dairy Bar in Scio, Ohio (2006-05-20)
B & F Dairy Bar

Scio is the midpoint of the multi-use rails-to-trails path, the Conotton Creek Trail. The trail runs along Conotton Creek and is 11.4 miles (18.3 km) long. It is paved and suitable for bicycling, roller blading, wheel chairing and walking.

Education

Students attend the Harrison Hills City School District.

From 1877 or 1878 to 1911 the Scio College was in the town, until it merged with Mount Union College and the Scio campus closed.

Scio has a public library, a branch of the Puskarich Public Library .

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