Benton Ridge, Ohio

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Benton Ridge, Ohio
—  Village  —
Location of Benton Ridge, Ohio
Location of Benton Ridge in Hancock County
Coordinates: 41°0′16″N 83°47′34″W / 41.00444°N 83.79278°W / 41.00444; -83.79278Coordinates: 41°0′16″N 83°47′34″W / 41.00444°N 83.79278°W / 41.00444; -83.79278
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHancock
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]791 ft (241 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total299
 • Density678.6/sq mi (262.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code45816
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-05662[2]
GNIS feature ID1064415[1]
 
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Benton Ridge, Ohio
—  Village  —
Location of Benton Ridge, Ohio
Location of Benton Ridge in Hancock County
Coordinates: 41°0′16″N 83°47′34″W / 41.00444°N 83.79278°W / 41.00444; -83.79278Coordinates: 41°0′16″N 83°47′34″W / 41.00444°N 83.79278°W / 41.00444; -83.79278
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHancock
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]791 ft (241 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total299
 • Density678.6/sq mi (262.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code45816
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-05662[2]
GNIS feature ID1064415[1]

Benton Ridge is a village in Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Benton Ridge is located at 41°0′16″N 83°47′34″W / 41.00444°N 83.79278°W / 41.00444; -83.79278 (41.004330, -83.792655).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 315 people, 118 households, and 82 families residing in the village. The population density was 678.6 people per square mile (264.4/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 262.8 per square mile (102.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.37% White, 0.32% African American and 0.32% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 118 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,000, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,426. About 1.3% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Benton Ridge is the setting of David Foster Wallace's short story "Asset", published in the June 21, 1999 issue of The New Yorker.

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