Sinking Spring, Ohio

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Population in 2014: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.5%
 
Males: 64  (48.5%)
Females: 68  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  51.4 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years

Zip code: 45172

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,521 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$48,521
OH:

$48,081

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,241 (it was $15,089 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $80,589 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$80,589
OH:

$127,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $563.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sinking Spring: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (32.0%), Irish (21.3%), English (16.0%), German (13.3%), United States (5.3%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 873 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 282 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sinking Spring:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 52.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sinking Spring village:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,075 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $708 (1.3%)

Sinking Spring satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kettering, OH (59.4 miles , pop. 57,502).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (60.0 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (296.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cynthiana, OH (2.7 miles) , Peebles, OH (3.0 miles ), Highland Holiday, OH (3.1 miles ), Rocky Fork Point, OH (3.1 miles ), Rarden, OH (3.6 miles) , Seaman, OH (3.7 miles ), Hillsboro, OH (3.9 miles ), Winchester, OH (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 39.07 N, Longitude: 83.39 W

Area code: 937

Sinking Spring household income distribution Sinking Spring home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-10.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (39%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (35%)
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Sinking Spring, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sinking Spring-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.9 miles away from the Sinking Spring 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 28.5 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:

Sinking Spring-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 80% 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 67.2 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 69.7 miles away from Sinking Spring center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 246.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 229.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from Sinking Spring center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sinking Spring topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sinking Spring:

  • HILLCREST NURSING HOME/MH (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PEEBLES, OH)
  • HILLSIDE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PEEBLES, OH)
  • MAPLE VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BAINBRIDGE, OH)
  • LAURELS OF HILLSBORO (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, OH)
  • OAKLAND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, OH)
  • SKILLED NURSING II INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HILLSBORO, OH)
  • HEARTLAND OF HILLSBORO (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HILLSBORO, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sinking Spring:

  • Southern State Community College (about 17 miles; Hillsboro, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,418)
  • Shawnee State University (about 32 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 44 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • Ohio Christian University (about 46 miles; Circleville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Central State University (about 52 miles; Wilberforce, OH; FT enrollment: 2,094)
  • Cedarville University (about 52 miles; Cedarville, OH; FT enrollment: 3,396)

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Notable locations in Sinking Spring: Brushcreek Life Squad (A), Brushcreek Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Byrd Cemetery (1), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.91
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  69.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Ohio average:

10.9

Sinking Spring travel time to work - commute Sinking Spring mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sinking Spring village (based on Highland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,43665
Mainline Protestant4,49032
Catholic7802
Black Protestant3742
Other1254
None29,384-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Highland County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Highland County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Highland County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Highland County:

28.8%
Ohio:

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

14.2%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$20$2400$0
Other Government Administration 8$105$1580$0
Totals for Government 9$125$1670$0

Sinking Spring government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $95,000 ($719.70)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,000 ($90.91)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($15.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($60.61)

Sinking Spring government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $27,000 ($204.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $160,000 ($1212.12)
    Highways: $3,000 ($22.73)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($22.73)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($7.58)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $151,000 ($1143.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $76,000 ($575.76)

5.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Ohio average:

4.72%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clinton County, OH  0.94% ($26,028 average AGI)
from Fayette County, OH  0.59% ($22,967)
from Ross County, OH  0.44% ($20,803)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Ohio average:

5.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clinton County, OH  1.15% ($28,823 average AGI)
to Fayette County, OH  0.52% ($22,886)
to Clermont County, OH  0.38% ($26,207)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sinking Spring:

  • 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)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSRW (1590 AM; 1 kW; HILLSBORO, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sinking Spring:

  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W214BI (90.7 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVNU (97.5 FM; GREENFIELD, OH; Owner: SOUTHERN OHIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAC (103.1 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: DREAMCATCHER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSRW-FM (106.7 FM; HILLSBORO, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVXW (89.5 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WXIZ (100.9 FM; WAVERLY, OH; Owner: CRYSTAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WOHC (90.1 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVXC (89.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WOUH-FM (91.9 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: OHIO 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.)
  • WXZQ (100.1 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: DBA PIKETON COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAXZ (97.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, OH; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER, SR.)

TV broadcast stations around Sinking Spring:

  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WWHO (Channel 53; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • W17AY (Channel 17; SEAMAN, OH; Owner: TRANQUILITY COMMUNITY CHURCH)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Maggie Staton, 10211 Coss Rd (Lat: 39.070167 Lon: -83.513917), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6145594448, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, 3000 CORPORATE EXCHANGE DR STE200
  • Maggie Staton, 10211 Coss Rd (Lat: 39.070167 Lon: -83.513917), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6145594448, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DR
  • Kyle B Entz, 10211 Coss Rd (Lat: 39.070167 Lon: -83.513917), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 6145594448, Maggie.Staton@nextel.Com, 3000 CORPORATE EXCHANGE DR STE200
  • Kyle B Entz, 10211 Coss Rd (Lat: 39.070167 Lon: -83.513917), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 8664006040, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Richard J Byrne, 10211 Coss Rd (Lat: 39.070167 Lon: -83.513917), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 9194695559, Shart@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Edward G Roach, 10211 Coss Rd (Lat: 39.070167 Lon: -83.513917), Type: 96.0, Structure height: 39071 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Washington St (Lat: 39.074500 Lon: -83.384917), Call Sign: KNAI298, Licensee ID: L00073305
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.400 MHzGrant Date: 01/17/1991, Expiration Date: 01/17/2001Registrant: Brushcreek, Township Of, Sinking Springs, OH 45172, Phone: (513) 588-2942

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)

Sinking Spring compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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