Lockington, Ohio

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Lockington is a village in Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio, United States, along Loramie Creek. The population was 208 at the 2000 census.

Founded as Locksport[3] and located along the old Miami and Erie Canal, Lockington was named for its location by a series of canal locks. It sat at the junction of the main canal with a feeder coming from Port Jefferson and Sidney.

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History

Lockington was incorporated in 1850.[4] A post office was established in Lockington on June 28, 1847, but it closed on August 30, 1914. Since that time, Lockington's mail has gone through the Piqua post office.[5]

Geography

Lockington is located at 40°12′31″N 84°14′9″W / 40.20861°N 84.23583°W / 40.20861; -84.23583 (40.208681, -84.235779)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 208 people, 74 households, and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,494.0 people per square mile (1,003.9/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 923.3/sq mi (371.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.12% White, 2.40% African American and 0.48% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.11.

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