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American township, OH map Land area: 24.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 15,516 (93% urban, 7% rural)
Males: 8,378  (54.0%)
Females: 7,138  (46.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,657 (10,484 owner occupied, 3,173 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%


Races in American township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 86.9%
  • Black: 9.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.4
Median age of females: 41.2

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Average household size: 2.43

American township:

2.4 people
Ohio:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,421 ($43,475 in 1999)
This township:

$44,421
Ohio:

$45,395

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $543 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $644)
Here:

$543
State:

$528

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $112,905 (it was $94,400 in 2000)
American township:

$112,905
Ohio:

$134,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,803 - $164,394

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $131,376
Here:

$131,376
State:

$165,947

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,119
Here:

$190,119
State:

$149,379

In 2-unit structures: $141,815
Here:

$141,815
State:

$118,479

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $138,761
Here:

$138,761
State:

$128,262

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $69,666
Here:

$69,666
State:

$119,997

Mobile homes: $81,576
Here:

$81,576
State:

$32,066
Population density: 634 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.3%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.1%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Elida.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in American township: Tamarac Golf Course (A), Countryside Greenhouse (B), American Township Fire Department Station 2 (C), Allentown Nursery (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lima Mall Shopping Center (1), Westgate Shopping Center (2), American Mall Shopping Center (3), Lima Center Shopping Center (4), Lima Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in American township include: Ash Grove Church (A), Allentown United Methodist Church (B), Lima Baptist Temple (C), Peace Lutheran Church (D), Sharon Park United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ash Grove Cemetery (1), East Cemetery (2), Union Cemetery (3), Greenlawn Cemetery (4), Westley Cemetery (5), Allentown Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Long Pool (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kessler Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 152 (38% naturalized citizens)

American township:  1.0%
State:  3.0%

60% of American township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Ohio.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12243
  • Northeast: 426
  • Midwest: 1137
  • South: 1119
  • West: 251

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $106,300

American township, Ohio satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in American township, Ohio:

  • 1,497 people in state prisons
  • 209 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 134 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,187
  • One, attached: 243
  • Two: 378
  • 3 or 4: 295
  • 5 to 9: 214
  • 10 to 19: 156
  • 20 to 49: 217
  • 50 or more: 100
  • Mobile homes: 153

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,200


Housing units in American township with a mortgage: 2,448 (328 second mortgage, 323 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,208

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 138
  • 1995 to 1998: 384
  • 1990 to 1994: 439
  • 1980 to 1989: 788
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,578
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,158
  • 1950 to 1959: 839
  • 1940 to 1949: 315
  • 1939 or earlier: 304

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in American township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 174
  • 5 rooms: 660
  • 6 rooms: 1,231
  • 7 rooms: 930
  • 8 rooms: 514
  • 9 or more rooms: 470

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in American township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 107
  • 3 rooms: 250
  • 4 rooms: 450
  • 5 rooms: 391
  • 6 rooms: 178
  • 7 rooms: 105
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in American township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 46
  • 2 bedrooms: 492
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,606
  • 4 bedrooms: 790
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 94

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in American township:

  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 379
  • 2 bedrooms: 813
  • 3 bedrooms: 268
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 21

Cars and other vehicles available in American township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 58
  • 1 vehicle: 1,048
  • 2 vehicles: 1,962
  • 3 vehicles: 685
  • 4 vehicles: 211
  • 5 or more vehicles: 64

Cars and other vehicles available in American township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 825
  • 2 vehicles: 486
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in American township:

  • German (35.8%)
  • United States or American (13.1%)
  • English (8.0%)
  • Irish (7.9%)
  • Italian (4.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.4%)
  • Welsh (2.2%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (18%)
  • India (13%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Nigeria (8%)
  • Canada (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,974 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 412 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (1%)
  • Walked: 107 (2%)
  • Other means: 18 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 187 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

People in group quarters in American township, Ohio:

  • 1,497 people in state prisons
  • 209 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 134 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

95.7% of residents of American township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,545
  • In family households: 11,693 (3,255 male householders, 664 female householders)
    3,253 spouses, 4,044 children (3,706 natural, 69 adopted, 269 stepchildren), 152 grandchildren, 26 brothers or sisters, 71 parents, 82 other relatives, 146 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,852 (710 male householders (624 living alone)), 928 female householders (844 living alone)), 214 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,864 (1,653 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,929 2-persons, 814 3-persons, 704 4-persons, 353 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,468 1-person, 133 2-persons, 37 3-persons,

2,525 married couples with children.
590 single-parent households (132 men, 458 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 398
Here:

24.4%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 148
Here:

14.3%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 207
Here:

28.4%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in American township:

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