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Spencerville, Ohio
Village
Broadway Street downtown
Broadway Street downtown
Location of Spencerville, Ohio
Location of Spencerville, Ohio
Location of Spencerville in Allen County
Location of Spencerville in Allen County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
Township Spencer
Area
 • Total 0.96 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Land 0.96 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
830 ft (253 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,223
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,161
 • Density 2,239.38/sq mi (864.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45887
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-74034
GNIS feature ID 1065366

Spencerville is a village in Allen County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,223 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Lima, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Spencerville is located at 40°42′32″N 84°21′6″W / 40.70889°N 84.35167°W / 40.70889; -84.35167 (40.708912, -84.351620).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 364
1880 532 46.2%
1890 1,266 138.0%
1900 1,874 48.0%
1910 1,748 −6.7%
1920 1,543 −11.7%
1930 1,612 4.5%
1940 1,623 0.7%
1950 1,826 12.5%
1960 2,061 12.9%
1970 2,241 8.7%
1980 2,184 −2.5%
1990 2,288 4.8%
2000 2,235 −2.3%
2010 2,223 −0.5%
2019 (est.) 2,161 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,223 people, 817 households, and 583 families living in the village. The population density was 2,291.8 inhabitants per square mile (884.9/km2). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 913.4 per square mile (352.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 817 households, of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the village was 33.4 years. 30.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

History

Spencerville was platted in 1844 when the Miami and Erie Canal was extended to that point. The village was named after William Spencer, a canal planner. An early variant name was Acadia. A post office called Acadia was established in 1854, and the name was changed to Spencerville in 1867.


Education

Spencerville built a new school that houses K-12 and opened in 2008. Spencerville High School sports participate in the Northwest Conference, an athletic body sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Spencerville has a public library, a branch of the Allen County Library.

Notable residents

  • Kathy Krendl, President of Otterbein University
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