Bowerston, Ohio

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Bowerston is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 414 at the 2000 census.

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History

The village of Bowerston was settled in the early 19th century by Barnhard Bower and his brother John. When they first moved to the area, two mills were already built on the south side of Conotton Creek. One mill was a sawmill, the other a gristmill, and in 1804, they started to rebuild the mills. In 1816, the settlement called Bower's Mills was laid out and later it was called Bowersville and finally Bowerston. Bowerston was platted by David Bower, Henry Hoover, and Nathaniel Bower on August 21, 1851 and was filed in court August 2, 1852. The village was incorporated April 2, 1883.

Geography

Bowerston is located at 40°25′37″N 81°11′15″W / 40.42694°N 81.1875°W / 40.42694; -81.1875 (40.426806, -81.187523)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 414 people, 145 households, and 100 families residing in the village. The population density was 816.9 people per square mile (313.4/km²). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 325.6/sq mi (124.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 145 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $28,036 versus $16,932 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,267. About 1.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

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