Conneaut, Ohio

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Conneaut, Ohio
—  City  —
Aerial view of the port at Conneaut
Motto: "Ohio's Sharpest Corner"
Location of Conneaut, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°57′N 80°34′W / 41.95°N 80.567°W / 41.95; -80.567Coordinates: 41°57′N 80°34′W / 41.95°N 80.567°W / 41.95; -80.567
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyAshtabula
Settled1799
Incorporated1834 (village)
1902 (city)
Government
 • City manager
Area
 • Total26.4 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Land26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1]646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total12,841
 • Density490/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code44030
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-18350[2]
GNIS feature ID1077521[1]
Websitewww.conneautohio.gov
 
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Conneaut, Ohio
—  City  —
Aerial view of the port at Conneaut
Motto: "Ohio's Sharpest Corner"
Location of Conneaut, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°57′N 80°34′W / 41.95°N 80.567°W / 41.95; -80.567Coordinates: 41°57′N 80°34′W / 41.95°N 80.567°W / 41.95; -80.567
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyAshtabula
Settled1799
Incorporated1834 (village)
1902 (city)
Government
 • City manager
Area
 • Total26.4 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Land26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1]646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total12,841
 • Density490/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code44030
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-18350[2]
GNIS feature ID1077521[1]
Websitewww.conneautohio.gov

Conneaut (pron.: /ˈkɒni.ɔːt/)[3] is a city in Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States, along Lake Erie at the mouth of Conneaut Creek, which is the number one steelhead trout stream in the country. The population was 12,841 at the 2010 Census.

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History

Main Street in 1909

Conneaut is located on an old Native American trail, later used by early westbound pioneers. The word conneaut comes from the Seneca language, and has a disputed meaning. A Mississauga village was located at or near Conneaut, c. 1747.[4] Conneaut was originally named Salem, and the parts surrounding it were named "Lakeville" from 1944–1964, though these were eventually combined into what is now known as "Conneaut". People still refer to parts of Conneaut as Lakeville or Amboy.[citation needed]

On March 27, 1953 a three-train collision at Conneaut resulted in the deaths of 21 persons.[citation needed]

Geography

Conneaut is located at 41°57′N 80°34′W / 41.95°N 80.567°W / 41.95; -80.567 (41.9433, -80.5695).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.4 square miles (68 km2), of which, 26.4 square miles (68 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.23%) is water. Conneaut is situated along Lake Erie at the mouth of Conneaut Creek.

Conneaut is located in the northeastern-most corner of Ohio, bordering the state of Pennsylvania to the east and has 27 square miles (70 km2) within its corporate city limits.

It is a mixture of urban areas and rural farmland. The city has over seven miles (11 km) of shoreline along Lake Erie, with beaches, boating facilities and a healthy summer tourist trade.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,485 people, 5,038 households, and 3,410 families residing in the city. The population density was 473.4 people per square mile (182.8/km²). There were 5,710 housing units at an average density of 216.5 per square mile (83.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.33% White, 1.12% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population. 19.7% were of German, 16.0% Italian, 13.7% English, 12.0% Irish, 6.2% American and 6.2% Finnish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 5,038 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,717, and the median income for a family was $37,955. Males had a median income of $31,964 versus $21,198 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,703. About 10.7% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18402,642
1850818−69.0%
18601,952138.6%
18701,163−40.4%
18801,2568.0%
18903,241158.0%
19007,133120.1%
19108,31916.6%
19209,34312.3%
19309,6913.7%
19409,355−3.5%
195010,2309.4%
196010,5673.3%
197014,55237.7%
198013,839−4.9%
199013,241−4.3%
200012,485−5.7%
201012,8412.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Economy

Major industries within the city include CSP of Ohio (formerly Venture Industries), General Aluminum (automotive parts), and CW Ohio (windows and pillars). The city's historic business district and its harbor business district are not as thriving as in the past.

Government

The city has been operated under a council-manager government since 1992.[citation needed]

Transportation

Transportation services Conneaut via Interstate 90, which bisects the city, along with an international shipping port and three railroads.

Notable people

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ http://scrippsjschool.org/pronunciation/
  4. ^ Tanner, Helen Hornbeck; Adele Hast, Jacqueline Peterson, Robert J. Surtees, Miklos Pinther (1987). Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-8061-2056-8.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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