Magnetic Springs, Ohio

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Magnetic Springs, Ohio
Main Street (Ohio State Route 37) in Magnetic Springs
Main Street (Ohio State Route 37) in Magnetic Springs
Location of Magnetic Springs, Ohio
Location of Magnetic Springs, Ohio
Location of Magnetic Springs in Union County
Location of Magnetic Springs in Union County
Coordinates: 40°21′11″N 83°15′46″W / 40.35306°N 83.26278°W / 40.35306; -83.26278Coordinates: 40°21′11″N 83°15′46″W / 40.35306°N 83.26278°W / 40.35306; -83.26278
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyUnion
TownshipLeesburg
Area
 • Total0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Land0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation932 ft (284 m)
Population
 • Total268
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
298
 • Density1,290.04/sq mi (497.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43036
Area code(s)937 and 326
FIPS code39-46830[5]
GNIS feature ID1042895[2]

Magnetic Springs is a village in Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, United States. The population was 268 at the 2010 census. The village supports a post office that has the ZIP Code of 43036.[6]

History[edit]

Magnetic Springs was platted in 1879 when underground springs were discovered there.[7] The community earned its name from the mineral waters used for healing processes. Word spread across the country of these springs, and tourists began visiting from locations nationwide; even foreigners appeared occasionally. Hotel resorts sprang up, and the village boomed. Following the discovery of modern medicinal cures, including the vaccine for polio, the interest in natural healing remedies faded, and the city's tourism industry collapsed. By the early 1980s, the hotel resorts had been torn down.[8][9]

During the Prohibition era of the 1920s, the village was a local hotbed of bootlegging and gambling, although it faced vigorous opposition from the mayor, Mary McFadden. She also led bond raising campaigns for a public services and a larger town hall, and to encourage full council meetings she cooked dinner for all the members.[9]

Geography[edit]

Magnetic Springs is located at 40°21′11″N 83°15′46″W / 40.35306°N 83.26278°W / 40.35306; -83.26278 (40.353133, -83.262894).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), of which 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890257
1900194−24.5%
1910155−20.1%
192019425.2%
1930178−8.2%
194024638.2%
195032130.5%
19603447.2%
19703491.5%
1980314−10.0%
199037318.8%
2000323−13.4%
2010268−17.0%
2019 (est.)298[4]11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 268 people, 110 households, and 75 families living in the village. The population density was 1,165.2 inhabitants per square mile (449.9/km2). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 552.2 per square mile (213.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races.

There were 110 households, of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the village was 39.8 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 35% were from 45 to 64; and 7.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 323 people, 120 households, and 80 families living in the village. The population density was 1,325.0 people per square mile (519.6/km2). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 516.9 per square mile (202.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.52% White, 0.62% Asian, 1.24% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races.

There were 120 households, out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 29.4% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,208, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,821. About 7.0% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

The Magnetic Springs Water Company was originally founded in Magnetic Springs, but has since relocated to Columbus.[13]

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. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  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. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  7. ^ Durant, Pliny A. (1883). The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county; its townships, towns ... Chicago: Beers, W. H., & co. p. 425.
  8. ^ Heritage Pursuit, Magnetic Springs
  9. ^ a b Grant, Arthur Hastings & Buttenheim, Harold Sinley, The American City, Volume 26, Buttenheim Publishing Corporation, 1922, p. 544.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Logsdon, Gene, You Can Go Home Again, Indiana University Press, 1998, p. 112.