Old Washington, Ohio

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Old Washington is a village in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. The population was 265 at the 2000 census.



In July 1863, Old Washington was the site of a small engagement during the course of Morgan's Raid. In the course of their campaign through Ohio, the Confederate raiders appeared in several Guernsey County villages, including Old Washington, where they wreaked havoc before being caught by Union cavalry. The three Confederate dead are buried at the cemetery in Old Washington.[3]


Old Washington is located at 40°2′14″N 81°26′27″W / 40.03722°N 81.44083°W / 40.03722; -81.44083 (40.037302, -81.440827)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 265 people, 112 households, and 82 families residing in the village. The population density was 403.2 people per square mile (155.0/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 188.7/sq mi (72.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.60% White, 1.89% African American and 1.51% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $31,406 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,399. About 7.8% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.3% of those sixty five or over.

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