Louisville, Ohio

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Louisville, Ohio
City
Motto: "The Constitution Town"
Location of Louisville, Ohio
Location of Louisville, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 81°15′33″W / 40.83722°N 81.25917°W / 40.83722; -81.25917Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 81°15′33″W / 40.83722°N 81.25917°W / 40.83722; -81.25917
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyStark
Area[1]
 • Total5.49 sq mi (14.22 km2)
 • Land5.49 sq mi (14.22 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2]1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total9,186
 • Estimate (2012[4])9,152
 • Density1,673.2/sq mi (646.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code44641
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-45094[5]
GNIS feature ID1061447[2]
 
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Louisville, Ohio
City
Motto: "The Constitution Town"
Location of Louisville, Ohio
Location of Louisville, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 81°15′33″W / 40.83722°N 81.25917°W / 40.83722; -81.25917Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 81°15′33″W / 40.83722°N 81.25917°W / 40.83722; -81.25917
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyStark
Area[1]
 • Total5.49 sq mi (14.22 km2)
 • Land5.49 sq mi (14.22 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2]1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total9,186
 • Estimate (2012[4])9,152
 • Density1,673.2/sq mi (646.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code44641
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-45094[5]
GNIS feature ID1061447[2]

Louisville (pronounced LEWIS-ville) is a city in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 9,186 at the 2010 census. It is part of the CantonMassillon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Louisville is also known as the "Constitution Town."[6]

History[edit]

On October 8, 1834, Louisville was formally settled by Henry Lautzenheiser, from Germany, and Henry Fainot, a French Huguenot. The city was named after Lautzenheiser's son, Lewis, and called Lewisville, Ohio. When the post office was established in 1837, it was discovered Ohio already had a Lewisville, so the spelling was changed to Louisville.[7]

Geography[edit]

Louisville is located at 40°50′14″N 81°15′33″W / 40.83722°N 81.25917°W / 40.83722; -81.25917 (40.837258, -81.259178).[8] The east branch of Nimishillen Creek flows through the city.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.49 square miles (14.22 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18801,650
18901,323−19.8%
19001,3743.9%
19101,67822.1%
19202,00819.7%
19303,13055.9%
19403,3798.0%
19503,80112.5%
19605,11634.6%
19706,29823.1%
19807,99627.0%
19908,0871.1%
20008,90410.1%
20109,1863.2%
Est. 20129,152−0.4%
Sources:[5][10][11][12][13][14][15]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 9,186 people, 3,727 households, and 2,498 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,673.2 inhabitants per square mile (646.0 /km2). There were 3,995 housing units at an average density of 727.7 per square mile (281.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 3,727 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% 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 2.99.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 8,904 people, 3,444 households, and 2,465 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,726.6 people per square mile (666.3/km²). There were 3,544 housing units at an average density of 687.2 per square mile (265.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.53% White, 0.31% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 3,444 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,490, and the median income for a family was $49,844. Males had a median income of $37,625 versus $22,398 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,783. About 3.1% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Louisville, as well as the majority of the surrounding Nimishillen Township, is served by the Louisville City School District, composed of Louisville High School, Louisville Middle School, Louisville Elementary School and North Nimishillen Elementary School.

Private schools[edit]

St. Thomas Aquinas High School and St. Louis Elementary School are located within the city of Louisville.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ The City of Louisville, Ohio - History of Constitution Town
  7. ^ Goodman, Rebecca (2005). This Day in Ohio History. Emmis Books. p. 121. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.
  10. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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