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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
Government
 • Mayor John P. Johnson
 • Administrator Sean Chapman
Area
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
830 ft (253 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,223
 • Estimate 
(2012)
2,204
 • Density 2,291.8/sq mi (884.9/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
Website http://spencervilleoh.com/

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%
Est. 2015 2,200 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,223 people, 817 households, and 583 families residing 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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,235 people, 845 households, and 599 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,454.9 people per square mile (948.3/km²). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 991.8 per square mile (383.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.72% White, 0.63% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 845 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,619, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $30,701 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,140. About 12.3% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

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.

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