Pemberville, Ohio

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Pemberville, Ohio
Front Street downtown “the strip”
Front Street downtown “the strip”
Location of Pemberville, Ohio
Location of Pemberville, Ohio
Location of Pemberville in Wood County
Location of Pemberville in Wood County
Coordinates: 41°24′41″N 83°27′31″W / 41.41139°N 83.45861°W / 41.41139; -83.45861Coordinates: 41°24′41″N 83°27′31″W / 41.41139°N 83.45861°W / 41.41139; -83.45861
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyWood
TownshipFreedom
Government
 • MayorCarol Ann Bailey
Area
 • Total1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)
 • Land1.20 sq mi (3.10 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation650 ft (198 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,326
 • Density1,108.70/sq mi (428.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43450
Area code419
FIPS code39-61504[3]
GNIS feature ID1049070[2]
Websitehttp://pembervillelibrary.org/

Pemberville is a village located on the banks of the Portage River in Wood County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,371 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Pemberville was platted in 1854, and named for James Pember, a first settler.[4] An early variant name was The Forks.[5] A post office called Pemberville has been in operation since 1866.[6] The village was incorporated in 1876. The mayor of Pemberville is Carol Bailey.[7]

Geography[edit]

Pemberville is located at 41°24′41″N 83°27′31″W / 41.41139°N 83.45861°W / 41.41139; -83.45861 (41.411371, -83.458710).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880644
189084330.9%
19001,08128.2%
19101,006−6.9%
1920938−6.8%
19309602.3%
19401,0367.9%
19501,0996.1%
19601,23712.6%
19701,3015.2%
19801,3211.5%
19901,279−3.2%
20001,3656.7%
20101,3710.4%
20201,326−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 1,371 people, 532 households, and 373 families living in the town. The population density was 1,181.9 inhabitants per square mile (456.3/km2). There were 578 housing units at an average density of 498.3 per square mile (192.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 3.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.

There were 532 households, of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the town was 39.6 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,365 people, 541 households, and 374 families living in the town. The population density was 1,232.7 people per square mile (474.8/km2). There were 560 housing units at an average density of 505.7 per square mile (194.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.68% White, 0.29% Native American, 2.64% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.13% of the population.

There were 541 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,938, and the median income for a family was $57,361. Males had a median income of $40,050 versus $26,944 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,248. About 2.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Opera House[edit]

The Pemberville Opera House is a completely restored and functioning opera house, located on the second floor of the town hall. Built in 1891, it is the oldest functioning opera house in the state of Ohio.[12] An 860-square-foot (80 m2) two-story addition was added in early 2016 by Adohr Corp that created easier, ADA compliant, accessibility into the existing building as well as an Elevator to get from the first floor to the second floor where the Opera House is located. The second floor included the construction of a Men's and Women's restroom so that the audience would not have to walk down the back stairs to get to the first floor public restrooms.

Library[edit]

The Pemberville Public Library serves the communities in eastern Wood County from its administrative offices in Pemberville and branches in Stony Ridge and Luckey. In 2006, the library loaned 105,183 items and provided 348 programs to its patrons. Total holdings in 2006 were over 64,000 volumes with 240 periodical subscriptions.[13]

Free Fair[edit]

Pemberville has one of the last free fairs in Ohio, held in August each year. Every year there is a tug of war contest held in the valley in between the church and the elementary school.

Notable person[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Leeson, Michael A. (1897). Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Early Settlement and Development. J.H. Beers & Company. p. 261.
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 108.
  6. ^ "Wood County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Cities, Townships, & Villages". Wood County Government. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  12. ^ Pemberville Opera House aims for $25,000 from online voting
  13. ^ "2006 Ohio Public Library Statistics". State Library of Ohio. Archived from the original on May 19, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2008. (Microsoft Excel file format)

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