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McArthur, Ohio
Trinity Episcopal Church, a McArthur historic site
Trinity Episcopal Church, a McArthur historic site
Location in Vinton County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Vinton County and the state of Ohio.
Detailed map of McArthur
Detailed map of McArthur
Coordinates: 39°14′50″N 82°28′47″W / 39.24722°N 82.47972°W / 39.24722; -82.47972Coordinates: 39°14′50″N 82°28′47″W / 39.24722°N 82.47972°W / 39.24722; -82.47972
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyVinton
TownshipElk
Area
 • Total1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation764 ft (233 m)
Population
 • Total1,701
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,643
 • Density1,237.20/sq mi (477.76/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45651
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-45696[5]
GNIS feature ID1076353[2]

McArthur is a village in Vinton County, Ohio, United States. It is located 27 miles southeast of Chillicothe. The population was 1,701 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Vinton County.[6]

History[edit]

McArthur was laid out and platted in 1815.[7] It was originally called McArthurstown[8] and was named for Duncan McArthur, an army general in the War of 1812.[9]

Geography[edit]

McArthur is located at 39°14′50″N 82°28′47″W / 39.24722°N 82.47972°W / 39.24722; -82.47972 (39.247191, -82.479612).[10] It is located at the junction of U.S. Route 50 and Ohio State Route 93.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), of which 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850424
186082293.9%
18708614.7%
18809004.5%
1890888−1.3%
19009416.0%
19101,10717.6%
19201,30718.1%
19301,188−9.1%
19401,2807.7%
19501,46614.5%
19601,5294.3%
19701,5430.9%
19801,91223.9%
19901,541−19.4%
20001,88822.5%
20101,701−9.9%
2019 (est.)1,643[4]−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,701 people, 700 households, and 451 families living in the village. The population density was 1,278.9 inhabitants per square mile (493.8/km2). There were 771 housing units at an average density of 579.7 per square mile (223.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 700 households, of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 35.3 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,888 people, 777 households, and 512 families living in the village. The population density was 1,416.2 people per square mile (548.1/km2). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 633.8 per square mile (245.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.15% White, 0.11% African American, 0.26% Native American, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 777 households, out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,393, and the median income for a family was $33,026. Males had a median income of $30,109 versus $21,354 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,623. About 24.7% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.9% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

McArthur is served by Central Elementary School, Vinton County Middle School, and Vinton County High School, all of which are part of Vinton County Local School District [13]

McArthur has a public library, the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library.[14]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  7. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883. pp. 1215–1216.
  8. ^ McArthur, Ohio - Ohio History Central Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  9. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 193.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ http://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/
  14. ^ "Library hours". Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library. Retrieved 3 March 2018.