Mingo Junction, Ohio

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Mingo Junction is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 3,631 at the 2000 census. In 1900, its only manufacturing plant was a steel mill owned by Carnegie Steel Company. Past population figures are: 1900, 2,954; 1910, 4,049; 1940, 5,192.

Mingo Junction is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Mingo Indian tribe once had a settlement at the location of the present day village, which is the source of its name. Originally known as Mingo Bottom, it was the starting point for the ill-fated Crawford expedition against hostile Indians in 1782, during the American Revolutionary War.

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Geography

Mingo Junction is located at 40°19′12″N 80°36′44″W / 40.32°N 80.61222°W / 40.32; -80.61222 (40.319869, -80.612240)[3]. It is in the Eastern time zone, and the average elevation is 797 ft. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,631 people, 1,542 households, and 1,062 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,430.7 people per square mile (551.9/km²). There were 1,691 housing units at an average density of 666.3/sq mi (257.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.35% White, 3.00% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

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