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Stratton, Ohio
Village
Village of Stratton
Location of Stratton in Jefferson County and in the state of Ohio
Location of Stratton in Jefferson County and in the state of Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Townships Knox, Saline
Area
 • Total 0.54 sq mi (1.39 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.39 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 294
 • Estimate 
(2019)
275
 • Density 512.10/sq mi (197.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43961
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-75000
GNIS feature ID 1058052

Stratton is a village in northern Jefferson County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 294 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Stratton gained international attention in 2002 when it lost before the United States Supreme Court in the matter of Watchtower Society v. Village of Stratton, a case in which a town ordinance's provisions making it a misdemeanor to engage in door-to-door advocacy without first registering with town officials and receiving a permit violates the First Amendment as it applies to religious proselytizing, anonymous political speech and the distribution of handbills.

Geography

Stratton is located at 40°31′23″N 80°37′46″W / 40.52306°N 80.62944°W / 40.52306; -80.62944 (40.523054, -80.629405). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 593
1930 791 33.4%
1940 579 −26.8%
1950 467 −19.3%
1960 311 −33.4%
1970 386 24.1%
1980 356 −7.8%
1990 278 −21.9%
2000 277 −0.4%
2010 294 6.1%
2019 (est.) 275 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
W. H. Sammis Power Plant
The W.H. Sammis Power Plant, located in Stratton, is built over State Route 7.

Stratton is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 294 people, 145 households, and 76 families living in the village. The population density was 544.4 inhabitants per square mile (210.2/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 279.6 per square mile (108.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.0% White and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 145 households, of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.6% were non-families. 45.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 49.5 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 25.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Economy

A major local employer is the W. H. Sammis Power Plant.

Education

Public education in the village of Stratton is provided by the Edison Local School District. Campuses serving the village include Stanton Elementary School (Preschool-Grade 8) and Edison High School [1] (Grades 9-12).

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