Orrville, Ohio

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Orrville, Ohio
—  City  —
Central Orrville
Location of Orrville, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°50′29″N 81°46′17″W / 40.84139°N 81.77139°W / 40.84139; -81.77139Coordinates: 40°50′29″N 81°46′17″W / 40.84139°N 81.77139°W / 40.84139; -81.77139
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyWayne
Government
 • MayorDave Handwerk
Area
 • Total5.3 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total8,551
 • Density1,600.8/sq mi (618.1/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code44667
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-58828[2]
GNIS feature ID1065216[1]
Websitehttp://www.orrville.com/
 
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Orrville, Ohio
—  City  —
Central Orrville
Location of Orrville, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°50′29″N 81°46′17″W / 40.84139°N 81.77139°W / 40.84139; -81.77139Coordinates: 40°50′29″N 81°46′17″W / 40.84139°N 81.77139°W / 40.84139; -81.77139
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyWayne
Government
 • MayorDave Handwerk
Area
 • Total5.3 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total8,551
 • Density1,600.8/sq mi (618.1/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code44667
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-58828[2]
GNIS feature ID1065216[1]
Websitehttp://www.orrville.com/

Orrville is a city in Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,551 at the 2000 census.

The J.M. Smucker Co., owner of the Smucker's brand, is headquartered in Orrville.

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Geography

Orrville is located at 40°50′29″N 81°46′17″W / 40.84139°N 81.77139°W / 40.84139; -81.77139 (40.841441, -81.771524).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.3 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.19% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,551 people, 3,305 households, and 2,343 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,600.8 people per square mile (618.3/km²). There were 3,489 housing units at an average density of 653.2 per square mile (252.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.89% White, 5.93% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. There were 3,305 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 7.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,500, and the median income for a family was $46,728. Males had a median income of $32,565 versus $25,252 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,419. About 5.7% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Orrville is corporate headquarters for The J.M. Smucker Company. Smucker's has a factory and office complexes located within city limits and a tourist attraction gift shop called "The J.M. Smucker Company Store & Cafe" just south of the city.

Orrville is also the home of Orrco Inc., the maker of Orrville Pet Products, and to Will-Burt, a company that specializes in telescoping masts for emergency lighting.

Smith Dairy Products Company, one of northeast Ohio's largest milk producing companies is located in Orrville. Smith Dairy was established in Orrville in 1909. It has been family owned and operated since.

The Schantz Organ Company, the largest pipe organ builder still under ownership of the original family, can be found in Orrville.

Since 1933, The Quality Castings Company is headquartered in Orrville and produces gray and ductile iron castings. QC continues to be local family owned.

JLG Industries reopened its 340,000-square-foot (32,000 m2) facility in Orrville producing lifts and booms that are sold worldwide. The city has recently seen the opening of Scotts, a producer of lawn and garden fertilizers, as well as Holtec Industries, which specilizes in aluminum extrusion for various applications.

Orrville has formerly been home to a division of Ingersoll-Rand Company, Volvo Heavy Truck, Crown-Steel, Orrville Bedding, Crystal Casket, Orrville Cottage Creamery, Orrville Milk Condensory, American Weather Seal, Spectrum Brands, Round Top Windows, Swartout Castings, Hagan Control, Mathias and Whitson concrete, Sanderson Cyclone Drill, Novelty Comb company, Military Stock Yards, Pennsylvania Rail Road repair center and depot, Coppers Wood Preservative Yards, Orrville Products, and Westinghouse.

Education

Orrville is home to Orrville City Schools, and Wayne College, which is a branch campus of The University of Akron.

Notable residents

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