Westfield Center, Ohio

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Westfield Center is a village in Medina County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,054 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1826. When it was given a Post Office, the name "Le Roy" was assigned.[1] The two names were used interchangeably until it was incorporated in 1914 as Le Roy, Ohio. In the early 1970's, the name was changed back to Westfield Center. Despite the community's small size, it is the home of Westfield Insurance, the largest employer in Medina County.

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Geography

Westfield Center is located at 41°1′47″N 81°55′53″W / 41.02972°N 81.93139°W / 41.02972; -81.93139 (41.029639, -81.931467)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,054 people, 401 households, and 336 families residing in the village. The population density was 498.8 people per square mile (192.9/km²). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 204.0/sq mi (78.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.05% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 401 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.88.

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