Hicksville, Ohio

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Hicksville is a village in Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,649 at the 2000 census.

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History

Hicksville was founded by a group of land speculators. Led by Henry W. Hicks, the Hicks Land Company platted the community in 1835 and 1836.[3]

Geography

Hicksville is located at 41°17′39″N 84°45′43″W / 41.29417°N 84.76194°W / 41.29417; -84.76194 (41.294281, -84.762078)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,649 people, 1,476 households, and 957 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,450.4 people per square mile (559.1/km²). There were 1,567 housing units at an average density of 622.8/sq mi (240.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.88% White, 0.14% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.34% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.32% of the population.

There were 1,476 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

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