Amelia, Ohio

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Amelia is a village in Clermont County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,752 at the 2000 census.

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History

The name Amelia was adopted in honor of Amelia Bowdoin, a well known and popular tollgate operator on the Ohio Turnpike - Main Street, today State Route 125. Her home still stands at 94 W. Main St., across the street from where it stood when it was a tollhouse.[3]

In May 2009, Amelia survived an initiative on dissolving the village into Pierce and Batavia Townships.[4][5]

Geography

Amelia is located at 39°1′45″N 84°13′16″W / 39.02917°N 84.22111°W / 39.02917; -84.22111 (39.029123, -84.221111)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,752 people, 1,063 households, and 738 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,007.2 people per square mile (775.6/km²). There were 1,112 housing units at an average density of 811.1/sq mi (313.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.77% White, 0.58% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 1,063 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10.

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