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Willshire, Ohio
Village
Businesses in Willshire's downtown
Businesses in Willshire's downtown
Location of Willshire in Van Wert County
Location of Willshire in Van Wert County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Van Wert
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 397
 • Estimate (2012) 394
 • Density 1,073.0/sq mi (414.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45898
Area code(s) 419
GNIS feature ID 2399703

Willshire is a village in Van Wert County, Ohio, United States. The population was 397 at the 2010 census. It is included within the Van Wert, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Willshire is located 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from the Ohio/Indiana State line. St. Mary's River flows along the east edge of village.

History

Willshire was founded by Captain James Riley in 1822, and is named for the man who saved him while he was a captive in Africa, William Willshire. A post office has been in operation at Willshire since 1822. Willshire served as the first county seat for Van Wert County.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 147
1860 131 −10.9%
1870 268 104.6%
1880 508 89.6%
1890 566 11.4%
1900 560 −1.1%
1910 653 16.6%
1920 546 −16.4%
1930 506 −7.3%
1940 513 1.4%
1950 567 10.5%
1960 601 6.0%
1970 623 3.7%
1980 564 −9.5%
1990 541 −4.1%
2000 463 −14.4%
2010 397 −14.3%
Est. 2015 387 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Willshire water tower

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 397 people, 162 households, and 109 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,073.0 inhabitants per square mile (414.3/km2). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 537.8 per square mile (207.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 1.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 162 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 41.1 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 463 people, 192 households, and 124 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,221.1 people per square mile (470.4/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 545.9 per square mile (210.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.92% White, 0.22% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $50,536. Males had a median income of $31,818 versus $23,281 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,425. About 4.9% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


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