Ashville, Ohio

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Ashville is a village in Pickaway County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,174 at the 2000 census.



A historical museum, Ohio's Small Town Museum, is operated in the community.[3] The museum claims to be home to America's oldest working traffic light, which directed traffic in downtown Ashville until the 1970s. This signal was designed by Ohio resident Teddy Boor.[4]


Ashville is located at 39°43′03″N 82°57′10″W / 39.717550°N 82.952850°W / 39.717550; -82.952850.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,174 people, 1,243 households, and 872 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,035.8 people per square mile (785.6/km2). There were 1,337 housing units at an average density of 857.5/sq mi (330.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.83% White, 0.19% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 1,243 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.

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