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Shadyside, Ohio
Houses on the main street
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Location of Shadyside, Ohio
Location of Shadyside, Ohio
Location of Shadyside in Belmont County
Location of Shadyside in Belmont County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
689 ft (210 m)
 • Total 3,785
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,511.88/sq mi (1,355.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-71640
GNIS feature ID 1065307

Shadyside is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,785 at the 2010 census.


Shadyside had its start in 1879 when the railroad was extended to that point. The town site was platted in 1901. The village was named after a local tree-lined farm.

On the evening of June 14, 1990, three inches (76 mm) of rain fell in less than two hours, creating a flash flood in the Shadyside area which caused twenty-six fatalities and destroyed or damaged many buildings. Flooding occurred along Pipe Creek, Wegee Creek, and Cumberland Run. Witnesses reported seeing a "wall of water" ten to thirty feet high moving downstream.


Shadyside is located at 39°58′17″N 80°45′3″W / 39.97139°N 80.75083°W / 39.97139; -80.75083 (39.971385, -80.750752).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), of which 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 3,084
1930 4,098 32.9%
1940 4,048 −1.2%
1950 4,433 9.5%
1960 5,028 13.4%
1970 5,070 0.8%
1980 4,315 −14.9%
1990 3,934 −8.8%
2000 3,675 −6.6%
2010 3,785 3.0%
2019 (est.) 3,547 −6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,785 people, 1,717 households, and 1,045 families living in the village. The population density was 3,747.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,446.9/km2). There were 1,863 housing units at an average density of 1,844.6 per square mile (712.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 1,717 households, of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the village was 47.9 years. 17.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.


Shadyside is home to three schools: Shadyside High School, Leona Avenue Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School. There are 853 students and 43 teachers. The student to teacher ratio is 19.9:1. The school system is 99.9% white and has a 51% (female) to 48% (male) ratio for gender. The high school is located at 3890 Lincoln Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947. The middle school is located at 3795 Leona Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947. The elementary school is located at 4895 Jefferson Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947.

The school system has a strong alumni association. It provides services to the community along with scholarships, a fund to help develop academic programs within the school and reunions. As of December 31, 2001, there were 699 members in the association.

Shadyside has a public library, a branch of the Belmont County District Library.

Notable person

  • Don Fleming, NFL defensive back

See also

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