New Washington, Ohio

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New Washington is a village in Cranberry Township in Crawford County, Ohio, United States. The population was 987 at the 2000 census.



New Washington is located at 40°57′41″N 82°51′20″W / 40.96139°N 82.85556°W / 40.96139; -82.85556 (40.961465, -82.855446)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 987 people, 393 households, and 275 families residing in the village. The population density was 777.7 people per square mile (300.1/km²). There were 422 housing units at an average density of 332.5/sq mi (128.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.29% White, 0.41% Asian, and 0.30% from two or more races.

There were 393 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,563, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $24,489 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,765. About 2.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


New Washington was nicknamed "Dutchtown" due to the largely German-descent population there. The village was founded in 1874. In 1974, a village-wide centennial celebration was held and the name "Dutchtown" was more firmly attached to the village due to marketing and memorabilia using the name.

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