Newtown, Ohio

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Newtown, Ohio
Odd Fellows' Cemetery Mound, southern side, closeup.jpg
Native American mound in a Newtown cemetery
Hamilton County Ohio Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Newtown highlighted.svg
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 39°7′33″N84°21′29″W / 39.12583°N 84.35806°W / 39.12583; -84.35806 Coordinates: 39°7′33″N84°21′29″W / 39.12583°N 84.35806°W / 39.12583; -84.35806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton
Government
  MayorMark Kobasuk (R) [1]
Area
[2]
  Total2.23 sq mi (5.76 km2)
  Land2.07 sq mi (5.35 km2)
  Water0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
Elevation
[3]
499 ft (152 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total2,702
  Density1,307.21/sq mi (504.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45244
Area code 513
FIPS code 39-55678 [4]
GNIS feature ID1065151 [3]
Website www.newtownohio.gov

Newtown is a village in southeastern Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, near Cincinnati. The population was 2,672 at the 2010 census. [5] Newtown was settled in 1792 and incorporated as a village in 1901.

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History

Multiple Native American mounds and other earthworks were once located on the site of Newtown. [6]

Newtown was first settled in 1792 under the name of Mercersburg. The name was changed before the village incorporated in 1901. Still in existence today are the Odd Fellows' Cemetery Mound and the Perin Village Site, plus the Turpin site and the Hahn Field Archeological District just outside the village's boundaries. [7]

Newtown withdrew from Anderson Township in the 1960s by forming a paper township. [8]

Geography

Newtown is located at 39°7′33″N84°21′29″W / 39.12583°N 84.35806°W / 39.12583; -84.35806 (39.125811, -84.358102). [9] It is surrounded by Anderson Township, from which it was split in the 1960s. [10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.37 square miles (6.14 km2), of which 2.17 square miles (5.62 km2) is land and 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) is water. [11]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 424
1890 55230.2%
1910 546
1920 534−2.2%
1930 93975.8%
1940 1,14622.0%
1950 1,46227.6%
1960 1,75019.7%
1970 2,03816.5%
1980 1,817−10.8%
1990 1,589−12.5%
2000 2,42052.3%
2010 2,67210.4%
2020 2,7021.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [12]

2010 census

As of the census [13] of 2010, there were 2,672 people, 1,123 households, and 724 families living in the village. The population density was 1,231.3 inhabitants per square mile (475.4/km2). There were 1,227 housing units at an average density of 565.4 per square mile (218.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.6% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 1,123 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 39 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 2,420 people, 924 households, and 669 families living in the village. The population density was 1,042.4 people per square mile (402.7/km2). There were 977 housing units at an average density of 420.8 per square mile (162.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.36% White, 1.86% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 924 households, out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,980, and the median income for a family was $56,902. Males had a median income of $41,976 versus $28,810 for females. The per capita income for the village was $32,590. About 4.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Culture

Newtown has a decades-long tradition of hosting an open-to-the-public fish fry every Friday during Lent. Originally run solely by the local volunteer fire department, it has become an event staffed by volunteers from throughout the community. [14] In addition Newtown also holds an annual Winterfest celebration in December.

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  14. Newtown fish fry to return March 11 Rob Dowdy, Cincinnati.com, 2/25/2011