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Population in 2012: 290 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +42.9%
Males: 135  (46.8%)
Females: 155  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 45361.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,474 (it was $44,375 in 2000)
Potsdam:

$35,474
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,151

Potsdam village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,015 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Potsdam:

$110,015
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,371; Detached houses: $96,591; Mobile homes: $63,641

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,031.

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  • White alone - 277 (96.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Potsdam: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Irish (26.9%), United States (3.8%), English (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 632 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Potsdam:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Potsdam village:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 72.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.5%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.7%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Potsdam, Ohio as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Potsdam to the number of sex offenders is 290 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $895 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dayton, OH (18.1 miles , pop. 166,179).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (57.4 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (214.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Laura, OH (1.5 miles ), Pitsburg, OH (2.0 miles ), Phillipsburg, OH (2.0 miles ), West Milton, OH (2.2 miles ), Ludlow Falls, OH (2.2 miles ), Gordon, OH (2.3 miles) , Verona, OH (2.4 miles ), Union, OH (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.96 N, Longitude: 84.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 937

Potsdam household income distribution Potsdam home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-12.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Potsdam-area historical tornado activity is above Ohio state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Potsdam village center killed 36 people and injured 1150 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the village center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Potsdam-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 39.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Potsdam center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 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) earthquake occurred 41.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Miami County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Potsdam:

  • ENGLEWOOD MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ENGLEWOOD, OH)
  • CYPRESS POINTE HEALTH CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ENGLEWOOD, OH)
  • GRACE BRETHREN VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ENGLEWOOD, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Potsdam:

  • Sinclair Community College (about 19 miles; Dayton, OH; Full-time enrollment: 10,009)
  • University of Dayton (about 20 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 8,899)
  • Wright State University-Main Campus (about 23 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 13,750)
  • Central State University (about 34 miles; Wilberforce, OH; FT enrollment: 2,236)
  • Cedarville University (about 36 miles; Cedarville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,840)
  • Miami University-Oxford (about 36 miles; Oxford, OH; FT enrollment: 15,487)
  • Miami University-Hamilton (about 42 miles; Hamilton, OH; FT enrollment: 2,477)

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Churches in Potsdam include: Potsdam United Methodist Church (A), Potsdam Church of the Brethren (B), Potsdam Missionary Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Miami 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 25.3. This is better than average.
City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.32. This is significantly better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.32
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.61
U.S.:

2.43

Drinking water stations with addresses in Potsdam and their reported violations in the past:

POTSDAM METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.3%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  76.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Potsdam, OH

Potsdam compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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


Potsdam travel time to work - commute


Potsdam mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

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Religion statistics for Potsdam village (based on Miami County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.61%
Here41.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurch of the BrethrenEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents31.0%15.9%10.1%7.6%7.1%
Congregations6.3%12.6%9.9%9.9%7.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.1%3.4%3.3%2.8%13.5%
Congregations5.4%3.6%4.5%3.6%36.9%
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: 11
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Miami County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Miami County:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Miami County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Miami County:

11.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$550
Totals for Government 0$0 2$550

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,000 ($51.72)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($13.79)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.45)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($3.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($17.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,000 ($27.59)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($6.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($34.48)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($3.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($17.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($72.41)
    Highways: $7,000 ($24.14)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($24.14)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.45)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $95,000 ($327.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $90,000 ($310.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($17.24)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($10.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($134.48)

5.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Ohio average:

5.31%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($235 average AGI)
Miami County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, OH  1.87% ($41,601 average AGI)
from Shelby County, OH  0.55% ($32,078)
from Darke County, OH  0.39% ($31,675)


6.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Ohio average:

5.79%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($274 average AGI)
Miami County:

0.07%
Ohio average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, OH  1.72% ($35,996 average AGI)
to Shelby County, OH  0.55% ($32,430)
to Darke County, OH  0.39% ($30,405)

Strongest AM radio stations in Potsdam:

  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WONE (980 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WING (1410 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH)
  • WHIO (1290 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNZ (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FAIRBORN, OH; Owner: L&D BROADCASTORS INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potsdam:

  • WDKF (94.5 FM; ENGLEWOOD, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGTZ (92.9 FM; EATON, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD)
  • WHKO (99.1 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLQT (99.9 FM; KETTERING, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMMX (107.7 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTUE (104.7 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRNB (92.1 FM; WEST CARROLLTON, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DAYTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOKL (96.9 FM; TROY, OH; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDPG (89.9 FM; GREENVILLE, OH; Owner: DAYTON PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDPT (95.7 FM; PIQUA, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXEG (103.9 FM; BEAVERCREEK, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDJO (106.5 FM; GREENVILLE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFCJ (93.7 FM; MIAMISBURG, OH; Owner: MIAMI VALLEY CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WQRP (89.5 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WQRP FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMOJ (94.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WPFB-FM (105.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WFMG (101.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQLK (96.1 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDPR (88.1 FM; WEST CARROLLTON, OH; Owner: DAYTON PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDHT (102.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD)

TV broadcast stations around Potsdam:

  • WHIO-TV (Channel 7; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WHIO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDTN (Channel 2; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WDTN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKEF (Channel 22; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WKEF LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WRGT-TV (Channel 45; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WRGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPTD (Channel 16; DAYTON, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TV, INC.)
  • W61DE (Channel 61; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBDT (Channel 26; SPRINGFIELD, OH; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WPTO (Channel 14; OXFORD, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKOI (Channel 43; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WRCX-LP (Channel 51; DAYTON, OH; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWRD-LP (Channel 55; CENTERVILLE, OH; Owner: LIFE BROADCASTING NETWORK)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$152,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3401.00

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