# Villages

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Antwerp is located in the former wetland region known until the 19th century as the Great Black Swamp. The area was avoided by the early settlers due to its thick forestation and extensive swamps and marshes. After the area had been drained, small industries developed here, and the construction of the canals along the Maumee River in the 1840s and the land reclamation project that followed helped convert the former swamplands into fertile farmlands, leading to the growth of a farming community in Antwerp.

In the late 19th century, Antwerp was the largest village in Paulding County; its economy was driven by a lucrative local logging industry. Accordingly, when the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway decided to erect a train station in the village, it was built larger than stations in most other communities in the region. After the train station closed in 1976, it was purchased by the local historical society; today, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the “Antwerp Norfolk and Western Depot.”

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,740 people, 739 households, and 487 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,500. 1 people per square mile. There were 784 housing units at an average density of 675.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.82% White, 0.34% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.69% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 739 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,139, and the median income for a family was $40,441. Males had a median income of $33,684 versus $23,158 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,785. About 5.6% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2000, there were 166 people, 57 households, and 45 families residing in the village. The population density was 768.2 people per square mile (291.3/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 273.0 per square mile (103.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.99% White, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.01% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% 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 3.26.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 112.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,808. About 4.1% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

A post office with the name Crane was established December 31, 1866; the name was changed to Cecil with effect from June 8, 1868.

As of the census of 2000, there were 216 people, 77 households, and 48 families residing in the village. The population density was 147.2 people per square mile. There were 81 housing units at an average density of 55.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.22% White, 0.93% Native American, 0.93% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% 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 3.35. In the village the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 120.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 133.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,393, and the median income for a family was $28,000. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $11,667 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,687. About 20.0% of families and 23.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.8% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 or over.

Grover Hill is located at 41°01′07″N 84°28′37″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles, all of it land.

As of the census of 2000, there were 412 people, 167 households, and 115 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,420.4 people per square mile. There were 183 housing units at an average density of 630.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 96.12% White, 0.49% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.73% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population. There were 167 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,872. About 11.5% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2000, there were 180 people, 68 households, and 48 families residing in the village. The population density was 626.6 people per square mile. There were 79 housing units at an average density of 275.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.78% White, 0.56% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.56% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population. There were 68 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,029. About 10.0% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

As of the census of 2000, there were 200 people, 77 households, and 56 families residing in the village. The population density was 748.2 people per square mile. There were 82 housing units at an average density of 306.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 82.50% White, 9.50% African American, 2.00% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 1.50% from other races, and 4.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.00% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 380 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age0 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $38,214 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,801. About 8.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 23.9% of those sixty five or over.

As of the census of 2000, there were 322 people, 111 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 374.4 people per square mile. There were 124 housing units at an average density of 144.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.83% White, 2.17% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population.

There were 111 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.35. In the village the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 14.9% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $39,688. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,484. About 11.3% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2000, there were 607 people, 236 households, and 172 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,037.0 people per square mile. There were 263 housing units at an average density of 449.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.85% White, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 236 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males. The median income for a household in the village was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $34,500 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,273. About 8.0% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Paulding is a village in and the county seat of Paulding County, Ohio, United States. It is located predominantly in Paulding Township. The population was 3,595 at the 2000 census.

Paulding was a planned community, founded in 1848 at the center of the county, and named after the county by speculators who expected to profit by moving the county seat. In 1851, the county seat was moved from Charloe, which had been the county seat for a decade; prior to that, court was held at Rochester. The town square is devoted to the courthouse, an orange brick structure surrounded by trees upon a spacious lawn. In the centennial year of 1876, the county commissioners determined to build a new courthouse, and visited many courthouses, finally deciding to erect a duplicate of the courthouse in Adrian, Michigan at a cost of $40,000. The courthouse was finished in 1886.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,595 people, 1,466 households, and 988 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,577.1 people per square mile. There were 1,583 housing units at an average density of 694.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 91.04% White, 2.56% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 3.81% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.93% of the population. There were 1,466 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96. In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $35,943, and the median income for a family was $41,962. Males had a median income of $33,042 versus $22,103 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,383. About 6.3% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,166 people, 508 households, and 325 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,168.6 people per square mile. There were 544 housing units at an average density of 1,011.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.26% White, 0.43% African American, 0.09% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

There were 508 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85. In the village the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $42,024. Males had a median income of $36,912 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,908. About 3.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.