Philo, Ohio

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Philo is a village in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States, along the Muskingum River. The population was 769 at the 2000 census.

Philo is the closest municipality to Blue Rock State Park.


Philo is located at 39°51′41″N 81°54′32″W / 39.86139°N 81.90889°W / 39.86139; -81.90889 (39.861308, -81.908816)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 769 people, 284 households, and 201 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,837.8 people per square mile (706.9/km²). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 748.0/sq mi (287.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.31% White, 0.39% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.

There were 284 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,346, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $27,039 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,057. About 12.5% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.



Adamsville | Dresden | Frazeysburg | Fultonham | Gratiot‡ | New Concord | Norwich | Philo | Roseville‡ | South Zanesville

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