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Scioto County

Population in 2012: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 

Males: 34  (40.2%)
Females: 52  (59.8%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years

Zip code: 45657

Estimated median household income in 2011: $16,735 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Otway:

$16,735
Ohio:

$45,749
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $10,216

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $56,792 (it was $41,800 in 2000)
Otway:

$56,792
Ohio:

$129,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,281; Detached houses: $68,281

Median gross rent in 2011: $775.

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  • White alone - 82 (94.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Otway: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.2%), Irish (23.2%), Dutch (17.6%), United States (11.3%), English (4.9%), Scottish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 588 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 388 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Otway:

  • High school or higher: 58.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otway village:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 32.4%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 23.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

0 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.0%
Ohio:  3.8%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Otway, Ohio as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Otway to the number of sex offenders is 21 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $555 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $700 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (51.4 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (73.1 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (313.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rarden, OH (2.2 miles) , Lucasville, OH (3.2 miles ), West Portsmouth, OH (3.3 miles ), Rosemount, OH (3.6 miles ), Peebles, OH (3.6 miles ), Portsmouth, OH (3.8 miles ), Fullerton, KY (3.9 miles ), South Shore, KY (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.86 N, Longitude: 83.19 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.1%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-14.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (94%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (57%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


Average climate in Otway, Ohio

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Tornado activity:

Otway-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Otway village center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Otway-area historical earthquake activity is below Ohio state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from Otway center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Otway center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scioto County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Otway:

  • SOUTHERN OHIO MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; PORTSMOUTH, OH)

Political contributions by individuals in Otway, OH

Airports located in Otway:

Amtrak station near Otway:

  • 16 miles: SOUTH PORTSMOUTH (SOUTH SHORE, RTE. 23 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otway:

  • Shawnee State University (about 14 miles; Portsmouth, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,573)
  • Southern State Community College (about 35 miles; Hillsboro, OH; FT enrollment: 2,084)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • Morehead State University (about 49 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)
  • Marshall University (about 52 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 57 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,391)
  • Hocking College (about 66 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,220)

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

Cemetery: Otway Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Scioto Brush Creek (A), Bloody Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Scioto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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AQI  SO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

14.7
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.20
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 42.0%
(43.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Otway, OH

Otway compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Otway travel time to work - commute


Otway mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Otway (based on Scioto County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.21%
Here26.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents22.4%16.3%10.3%8.3%8.3%
Congregations26.1%5.1%5.1%3.6%16.7%
NameChurch of the NazareneChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents6.1%3.7%3.1%2.4%19.1%
Congregations7.2%4.3%2.2%4.3%25.4%
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
Scioto County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Scioto County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Here:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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

10.3%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Scioto County:

32.4%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
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$102
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$204
Totals for Government 0$0 7$306

Otway government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,000 ($244.19)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($46.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($23.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($209.30)

Otway government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $5,000 ($58.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($151.16)
    Highways: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($69.77)
    General Support: $2,000 ($23.26)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($81.40)
    NEC: $1,000 ($11.63)

Otway government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $27,000 ($313.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $22,000 ($255.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($58.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($383.72)

3.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.67%
Ohio average:

5.31%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Franklin County, OH  0.37% ($23,835 average AGI)
from Pike County, OH  0.33% ($27,284)
from Lawrence County, OH  0.25% ($29,841)


4.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
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 Franklin County, OH  0.45% ($25,274 average AGI)
to Pike County, OH  0.35% ($25,540)
to Lawrence County, OH  0.26% ($34,203)

Strongest AM radio stations in Otway:

  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WIOI (1010 AM; 1 kW; NEW BOSTON, OH)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXIC (660 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WAVERLY, OH; Owner: CRYSTAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WPAY (1400 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Otway:

  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • W215AV (90.9 FM; SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W214BI (90.7 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZZZ (107.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF PORTSMOUTH 2, INC.)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WRAC (103.1 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: DREAMCATCHER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIZ (100.9 FM; WAVERLY, OH; Owner: CRYSTAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVXW (89.5 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXZQ (100.1 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: DBA PIKETON COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKKJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKS-FM (104.9 FM; VANCEBURG, KY; Owner: BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Otway:

  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W66CZ (Channel 66; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W17AY (Channel 17; SEAMAN, OH; Owner: TRANQUILITY COMMUNITY CHURCH)

Otway fatal accident list:

Apr 4, 1980 11:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,450
Total average daily truck traffic: 58
Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic: 2,013

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Otway)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi S Of Rarden Bearcreek On Mount Hope (Lat: 38.934250 Lon: -83.162417), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNRH664
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/2003, Expiration Date: 08/18/2013
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Friendship TS, 2273a Big Spruce- Little Bear Creek Rd (Lat: 38.786722 Lon: -83.218556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 101.8 m, Overall height: 105.8 m, Call Sign: WQEP261
    Assigned Frequencies: 6141.01 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2006, Expiration Date: 03/15/2016, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: Aepsc, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-3482, Fax: (614) 716-3535

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Otway)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION INC BREEZE LX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4065T , Serial Number: 16406, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas R Smith, 5088 Big Spruce Little Bear Rd, Otway, OH 45657
  • Aircraft: TEITELBAUM SCORPION MARK I (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 45 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7976 , Serial Number: 0001A, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 4777-A Little Bear Creek, Otway, OH 45657


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6

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