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Wintersville, Ohio
Village
Along State Route 43 in Wintersville
Along State Route 43 in Wintersville
Location of Wintersville, Ohio
Location of Wintersville, Ohio
Location of Wintersville in Jefferson County
Location of Wintersville in Jefferson County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Townships Cross Creek, Island Creek
Area
 • Total 3.12 sq mi (8.08 km2)
 • Land 3.12 sq mi (8.08 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,924
 • Estimate (2012) 3,844
 • Density 1,257.7/sq mi (485.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 43952, 43953
Area code(s) 740
Website http://www.wintersville.net/

Wintersville is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,924 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village is residential/suburban in nature and is governed by a Mayor and Village Council elected by non-partisan ballot.

History

The first settlement at Wintersville was made in 1831. The village was named for its founder, John Winters. A post office was established at Wintersville in 1831, and remained in operation until 1901.

During Morgan's Raid, a Union victory in the Civil War in 1863, Confederate Brid. Gen. John Hunt Morgan traveled through the Moorefield, Harrisville, New Athens, Smithfield, New Alexandria, Wintersville, Two Ridge, Richmond, East Springfield, Bergholz, and Monroeville on his way to defeat at the Battle of Salineville.

Geography

Wintersville is located at 40°22′38″N 80°42′23″W / 40.37722°N 80.70639°W / 40.37722; -80.70639 (40.377190, -80.706510).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.12 square miles (8.08 km2), all land.

In addition to an excellent highway system, Wintersville is strategically located 30 miles from the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, 20 miles from the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, and abuts the Jefferson County Airport on its south corporate line. River and rail transportation are available along the Ohio River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 121
1860 127 5.0%
1870 113 −11.0%
1950 1,950
1960 3,597 84.5%
1970 4,921 36.8%
1980 4,724 −4.0%
1990 4,102 −13.2%
2000 4,067 −0.9%
2010 3,924 −3.5%
Est. 2015 3,795 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,924 people, 1,740 households, and 1,083 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,257.7 inhabitants per square mile (485.6/km2). There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 589.7 per square mile (227.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.4% White, 6.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 1,740 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 48.8 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 24.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,067 people, 1,743 households, and 1,188 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,154.4 people per square mile (446.1/km²). There were 1,802 housing units at an average density of 511.5 per square mile (197.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.82% White, 6.02% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 1,743 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the village, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,330, and the median income for a family was $46,190. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $20,969 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,941. About 3.7% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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