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Westfield Center, Ohio
Village
Church in Westfield Center
Church in Westfield Center
Location within the state of Ohio
Location within the state of Ohio
Location of Westfield Center in Medina County
Location of Westfield Center in Medina County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 2.11 sq mi (5.46 km2)
 • Land 2.11 sq mi (5.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,115
 • Estimate (2012) 1,129
 • Density 528.4/sq mi (204.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website www.villageofwestfieldcenter.com

Westfield Center is a village in Medina County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,115 at the 2010 census. Despite the community's small size, it is the home of Westfield Insurance, the largest employer in Medina County.

History

The community was founded in 1826. When it was given a post office, the name "Le Roy" was assigned. The two names were used interchangeably until it was incorporated in 1914 as Le Roy, Ohio. In the early 1970s, the name was changed back to Westfield Center.

One building in Westfield Center, the Universalist Church, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Westfield Center is located at 41°1′47″N 81°55′53″W / 41.02972°N 81.93139°W / 41.02972; -81.93139 (41.029639, -81.931467).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 192
1920 241 25.5%
1930 249 3.3%
1940 254 2.0%
1950 320 26.0%
1960 504 57.5%
1970 715 41.9%
1980 791 10.6%
1990 784 −0.9%
2000 1,054 34.4%
2010 1,115 5.8%
Est. 2015 1,134 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,115 people, 450 households, and 349 families residing in the village. The population density was 528.4 inhabitants per square mile (204.0/km2). There were 473 housing units at an average density of 224.2 per square mile (86.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 450 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.4% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the village was 48.4 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,054 people, 401 households, and 336 families residing in the village. The population density was 498.8 people per square mile (192.9/km²). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 204.0 per square mile (78.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.05% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 401 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $69,821, and the median income for a family was $76,651. Males had a median income of $55,893 versus $30,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $30,679. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.

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