Salesville, Ohio

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Salesville is a village in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. The population was 154 at the 2000 census.

In 1828 at a Salesville camp meeting, Joseph C. Dylkes made his public claim as a messiah, becoming known as the Leatherwood God.


Salesville is located at 39°58′26″N 81°20′14″W / 39.97389°N 81.33722°W / 39.97389; -81.33722 (39.973987, -81.337326)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 154 people, 53 households, and 40 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,567.6 people per square mile (594.6/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 682.0/sq mi (258.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.35% White, and 0.65% from two or more races.

There were 53 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $39,583. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $15,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,250. About 7.3% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.1% of those sixty five or over.



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