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Population in 2012: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.5%
 

Males: 63  (48.4%)
Females: 69  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  45.2 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip code: 45172

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,318 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$47,318
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,135

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,271 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$84,271
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,923; Detached houses: $119,937; Mobile homes: $83,011

Median gross rent in 2012: $595.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sinking Spring: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Dutch (28.6%), Irish (28.6%), German (22.1%), English (15.6%), United States (5.2%).

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: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 27.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 52.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sinking Spring village:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,096 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $675 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-10.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (45%)
  • Construction (40%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (22%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other transportation workers (9%)
  • Cashiers (18%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)


Average climate in Sinking Spring, Ohio

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Tornado activity:

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).
Sinking Spring topographic map

Hospitals/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)

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

  • Southern State Community College (about 17 miles; Hillsboro, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,084)
  • Shawnee State University (about 32 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 3,573)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 44 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,391)
  • Central State University (about 52 miles; Wilberforce, OH; FT enrollment: 2,236)
  • Cedarville University (about 52 miles; Cedarville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,840)
  • University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College (about 56 miles; Blue Ash, OH; FT enrollment: 2,699)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 58 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)

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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
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AQI  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 3.22. This is significantly better than average.
City:

3.22
U.S.:

31.96
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.
City:

2.20
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sinking Spring, OH

Sinking Spring compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house 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


Sinking Spring travel time to work - commute


Sinking Spring mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

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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%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents25.1%23.2%8.4%8.0%4.7%
Congregations18.4%28.7%4.6%2.3%3.4%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Friends (Quakers)Other
Adherents4.4%4.4%4.2%4.1%13.5%
Congregations3.4%1.1%4.6%8.0%25.3%
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: 6
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Highland County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Ohio:

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

14.2%
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$60
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$245
Totals for Government 0$0 8$305

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)

6.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
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 Clinton County, OH  1.29% ($32,425 average AGI)
from Fayette County, OH  0.55% ($28,843)
from Adams County, OH  0.43% ($26,275)


6.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Clinton County, OH  1.26% ($27,718 average AGI)
to Fayette County, OH  0.52% ($24,583)
to Ross County, OH  0.44% ($24,771)

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, 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: 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: 9196535710, Afry@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 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/1991, Expiration Date: 01/17/2001
    Registrant: Brushcreek, Township Of, Sinking Springs, OH 45172, Phone: (513) 588-2942


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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