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Population in 2012: 303 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 

Males: 163  (54.0%)
Females: 140  (46.0%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 45816.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,434 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Benton Ridge:

$36,434
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,703

Benton Ridge village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,042 (it was $82,900 in 2000)
Benton Ridge:

$90,042
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,684; Detached houses: $91,348; Mobile homes: $102,991

Median gross rent in 2012: $627.

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  • White alone - 285 (95.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton Ridge: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.2%), Irish (18.5%), United States (9.9%), English (4.5%), Dutch (4.1%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 778 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 653 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Benton Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton Ridge village:

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 16.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $910 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,278 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Toledo, OH (47.1 miles , pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (209.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rawson, OH (1.8 miles ), Mount Cory, OH (2.2 miles ), Gilboa, OH (2.6 miles) , McComb, OH (2.7 miles ), Jenera, OH (2.8 miles ), Findlay, OH (2.9 miles ), Bluffton, OH (3.0 miles ), Pandora, OH (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.00 N, Longitude: 83.79 W

Area code: 419

Benton Ridge household income distribution Benton Ridge home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-9.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Wholesale trade (26%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (26%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Benton Ridge-area historical tornado activity is above Ohio state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Benton Ridge village center killed 13 people and injured 104 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 tornado 15.9 miles away from the village center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Benton Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Benton Ridge center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Benton Ridge:

  • BLANCHARD VALLEY DIALYSIS SERVICES (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; FINDLAY, OH)
  • BLANCHARD VALLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; FINDLAY, OH)
  • HERITAGE THE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FINDLAY, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton Ridge:

  • The University of Findlay (about 9 miles; Findlay, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • Ohio Northern University (about 17 miles; Ada, OH; FT enrollment: 3,364)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 23 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,348)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 26 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 3,486)
  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (about 27 miles; Bowling Green, OH; FT enrollment: 14,693)
  • Tiffin University (about 33 miles; Tiffin, OH; FT enrollment: 2,204)
  • Owens Community College (about 43 miles; Perrysburg, OH; FT enrollment: 8,441)

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Notable location: Blanchard Township Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.4. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.62
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.4%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Benton Ridge compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benton Ridge travel time to work - commute


Benton Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Benton Ridge village (based on Hancock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.61%
Here45.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents26.9%26.4%14.1%6.8%3.9%
Congregations39.0%1.3%10.4%6.5%5.2%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Assemblies of God General Conference Churches of GodOther
Adherents3.6%2.4%2.2%1.8%11.8%
Congregations2.6%1.3%2.6%2.6%28.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Here:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Hancock County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Hancock County:

8.21 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

8.8%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
Ohio:

11.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$450
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$100
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,117
Sewerage 0$0 1$150
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$150
Totals for Government 0$0 12$1,967

Benton Ridge government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $36,000 ($118.81)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($79.21)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($33.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($13.20)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($9.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($9.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($125.41)

Benton Ridge government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $54,000 ($178.22)
    Highways: $2,000 ($6.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($19.80)
    General Support: $1,000 ($3.30)

Benton Ridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,000 ($16.50)

6.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Ohio average:

5.31%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($845 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.25%
Ohio average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wood County, OH  0.74% ($30,776 average AGI)
from Seneca County, OH  0.66% ($29,026)
from Wyandot County, OH  0.39% ($31,085)


6.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,657 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Ohio average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wood County, OH  0.66% ($36,117 average AGI)
to Seneca County, OH  0.50% ($24,913)
to Franklin County, OH  0.42% ($30,635)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton Ridge:

  • WFIN (1330 AM; 1 kW; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: BLANCHARD RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton Ridge:

  • WBUK (106.3 FM; OTTAWA, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W205AT (88.9 FM; HAMLER, OH; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WKXA-FM (100.5 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: BLANCHARD RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W231AJ (94.1 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: CLYDE EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUND)
  • W254CD (98.7 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • WLWD (93.9 FM; COLUMBUS GROVE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPFX-FM (107.7 FM; NORTH BALTIMORE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WONB (94.9 FM; ADA, OH; Owner: OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBVI (96.7 FM; FOSTORIA, OH; Owner: TCB HOLDINGS, INC./ C/O ROPPE CORPOR)
  • WZRX-FM (107.5 FM; FORT SHAWNEE, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIE (91.5 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLFC (88.3 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY)

TV broadcast stations around Benton Ridge:

  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLQP-LP (Channel 18; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W09CG (Channel 9; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WFND-LP (Channel 22; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • WOHL-CA (Channel 25; LIMA, OH; Owner: TV-67, INC.)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WLIO (Channel 35; LIMA, OH; Owner: LIMA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Coleman And Jackson Rd (Lat: 41.004778 Lon: -83.796056), Call Sign: KGX647, Licensee ID: L00546156
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2002, Expiration Date: 09/22/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2012
    Registrant: Blanchard Township Vol Fire Dept, 11016 Tr 125, Findlay, OH 45840, Phone: (419) 424-4331
  • Blanchard Twp House Coleman & Jackson Rds (Lat: 41.004778 Lon: -83.796056), Call Sign: KKV874, Licensee ID: L00078756
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.165 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2002, Expiration Date: 11/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2013
    Registrant: Blanchard, Township Of, 11016 Tr 125, Findlay, OH 45840, Phone: (419) 859-3535


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Benton Ridge, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John583.2 years
Charles360.0 years
Edward377.0 years
Mary371.4 years
Harl278.5 years
Carl260.0 years
Anna282.0 years
Caroline269.6 years
Bernice290.0 years
Betty252.0 years
Most common last names in Benton Ridge, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Beck369.1 years
Bracy380.7 years
Brown379.0 years
Kennedy372.0 years
Hissong377.0 years
Schoonover382.7 years
Hoenicke278.0 years
Crow280.0 years
Bryan275.5 years
Knepper280.0 years
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