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Beach City, Ohio
Beach City Fire & Rescue depot
Beach City Fire & Rescue depot
Location of Beach City, Ohio
Location of Beach City, Ohio
Location of Beach City in Stark County
Location of Beach City in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°39′10″N 81°34′48″W / 40.65278°N 81.58000°W / 40.65278; -81.58000
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyStark
TownshipSugar Creek
Area
 • Total0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,001 ft (305 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total940
 • Density2,196.26/sq mi (847.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44608
Area code330
FIPS code39-04458[3]
GNIS feature ID1083966[2]
Websitewww.beachcityohio.org

Beach City is a village in southwestern Stark County, Ohio, United States. The population was 940 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Canton–Massillon metropolitan area.

History

Beach City is named after Henry Beach, a railroad official.[4]

A cave known locally as Machan's Rock exists south of Beach City. The site is rumored to be a former Underground Railroad stop. In recent years, the cave and its surrounding rock formations have been covered with graffiti and have purportedly been the site of two accidental deaths since the 1950s.[5]

Geography

Beach City is located at 40°39′10″N 81°34′48″W / 40.65278°N 81.58000°W / 40.65278; -81.58000 (40.652723, -81.579965),[6] along Sugar Creek.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1880282
1900364
191067184.3%
1920658−1.9%
193072510.2%
194081212.0%
195094015.8%
19601,15122.4%
19701,133−1.6%
19801,083−4.4%
19901,051−3.0%
20001,1378.2%
20101,033−9.1%
2020940−9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,033 people, 419 households, and 284 families living in the village. The population density was 2,245.7 inhabitants per square mile (867.1/km2). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 993.5 per square mile (383.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8%.[10]

Of the 419 households 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.2% of households were one person and 15.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 39.5 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 1,137 people, 456 households, and 311 families living in the village. The population density was 2,454.8 people per square mile (954.3/km2). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 1,023.4 per square mile (395.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.77% White, 0.09% African American, 0.26% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88%.[3]

Of the 456 households 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.2% of households were one person and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median household income was $36,250 and the median family income was $41,313. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $22,045 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,589. About 5.4% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 10.
  5. ^ Botos, Tim (April 5, 2010). "Around Beach City, everybody knows 'Machan's Rock'". Canton Rep. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. p. 51. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013.