Harrisville, Ohio

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Harrisville is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 259 at the 2000 census.

During Morgan's Raid, a decisive Union victory in the Civil War in 1863, Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan traveled through the Moorefield, Harrisville, New Athens, Smithfield, New Alexandria, Wintersville, Two Ridge, Richmond, East Springfield, Bergholz, and Monroeville on his way to defeat at the Battle of Salineville.


Harrisville is located at 40°10′55″N 80°53′13″W / 40.18194°N 80.88694°W / 40.18194; -80.88694 (40.181820, -80.886956)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 259 people, 107 households, and 66 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,713.3 people per square mile (666.7/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 800.4/sq mi (311.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.61% White and 0.39% Asian.

There were 107 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,750, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,732. About 3.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 10.9% of those sixty five or over.

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