Minerva, Ohio
Market Street in the summer
Market Street in the summer
Flag of Minerva, Ohio
Official logo of Minerva, Ohio
Location of Minerva in Stark County
Location of Minerva in Stark County
Minerva is located in Ohio
Minerva
Minerva
Minerva is located in the United States
Minerva
Minerva
Coordinates: 40°43′44″N 81°6′7″W / 40.72889°N 81.10194°W / 40.72889; -81.10194
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountiesStark, Carroll, Columbiana
EstablishedApril 19, 1833
Founded byJohn Whitacre
Named forMinerva Ann Taylor
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorTim Tarbet[1]
Area
 • Village2.17 sq mi (5.61 km2)
 • Land2.17 sq mi (5.61 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Urban
2.13 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Rural
0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,056 ft (322 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Village3,684
 • Density1,700.05/sq mi (656.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44657
Area code(s)330, 234
FIPS code39-50834[4]
GNIS feature ID1056427[3]
School DistrictMinerva Local SD
Websiteminerva.oh.us

Minerva is a village primarily in Stark and Carroll counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, with a small district in Columbiana County. The population was 3,684 at the 2020 census.[5][6] It is part of the Canton–Massillon metropolitan area.

History

The village of Minerva began when a surveyor named John Whitacre purchased 125 acres of land from Isaac Craig in 1818 for the construction of a log mill. The town, named for his niece, Minerva Ann Taylor born April 19, 1828, grew up around the mill. She was born in a log house that still stands to this day, on which it is noted that she was born in 1828. Minerva's first schoolhouse was built in 1846. In its early years the Sandy and Beaver Canal helped drive Minerva's economy, to be replaced in importance by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1840s. Minerva manufacturers Willard and Isaac Pennock patented the United States' first steel railroad car in the nineteenth century.[7]

In 1915, the town's weekly newspaper, The Minerva News, charged one dollar for an annual subscription.[8]

Geography

Minerva is located along Sandy Creek.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.23 square miles (5.78 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1870210
1880565169.0%
18901,139101.6%
19001,2005.4%
19101,39616.3%
19202,26162.0%
19302,67518.3%
19402,9379.8%
19503,28011.7%
19603,83316.9%
19704,35913.7%
19804,5494.4%
19904,318−5.1%
20003,934−8.9%
20103,720−5.4%
20203,684−1.0%
[11]

2010 census

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 3,720 people, 1,580 households, and 1,009 families living in the village. The population density was 1,668.2 inhabitants per square mile (644.1/km2). There were 1,762 housing units at an average density of 790.1 per square mile (305.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 1,580 households, of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the village was 41.2 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,934 people, 1,603 households, and 1,082 families living in the village. The population density was 1,840.3 inhabitants per square mile (710.5/km2). There were 1,718 housing units at an average density of 803.7 per square mile (310.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.03% White, 0.05% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 1,603.5 households, out of which 30.31% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.56% were non-families. 28.41% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,468, and the median income for a family was $39,669. Males had a median income of $30,477 versus $21,156 for females. The per capita income for the village was $116,853. About 6.3% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Minerva station.

Minerva operates under a chartered council–manager government, where there are four council members elected as a legislature for 4-year terms in addition to a mayor, who serves as an executive.[1] The council employs a village manager for administration. The current mayor is Tim Tarbet, and the current village administrator is Benjamin Gunderson.[12]

Education

Children in Minerva are served by the Minerva Local School District. Schools currently serving Minerva include:

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "Village Council". The Village of Minerva. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "Minerva village, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
  7. ^ Village of Minerva (2010). "Our History." Accessed October 1, 2010. "Village of Minerva - Home Page". Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  8. ^ The farm journal rural directory of Stark County. Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Co. 1915. p. 356. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  9. ^ DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  11. ^ census data: 1870 : 1870 page 24, 1890,1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 306., 1910, 1920, 1930 : 1930 page 40, 1940, 1950 : 1950 page 26, 1960, 1970 : 1970 page=144, 1990 : 1990 , 2000 : 2000 , 2010 : "Explore Census Data". Retrieved November 25, 2012.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Village Administrator". The Village of Minerva. Retrieved October 9, 2023.
  13. ^ "Golf Pioneer Dies". Morning Journal News. January 2, 2010. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.