For population 25 years and over in Sinking Spring:
For population 15 years and over in Sinking Spring village:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,096 (1.1%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-10.7%).
Average climate in Sinking Spring, Ohio
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sinking Spring-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 58% 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 below Ohio state average. It is 93% 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 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 5.5 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 72.5 miles away from the city 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 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, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sinking Spring:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sinking Spring:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Sinking Spring compared to Ohio state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sinking Spring village (based on Highland County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sinking Spring government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Sinking Spring government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Sinking Spring government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,308 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,129 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: