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Jefferson township, OH map Land area: 33.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.6 sq. mi.
Population: 13,231 (88% urban, 12% rural)
Males: 6,405  (48.4%)
Females: 6,826  (51.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,045 (9,685 owner occupied, 3,360 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%


Races in Jefferson township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.8%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 39.6

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Average household size: 2.46

Jefferson township:

2.5 people
Ohio:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,277 ($38,143 in 1999)
This township:

$42,277
Ohio:

$45,395

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $444 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $522)
Here:

$444
State:

$528

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $116,001 (it was $87,900 in 2000)
Jefferson township:

$116,001
Ohio:

$134,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,739 - $174,368

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $139,399
Here:

$139,399
State:

$165,947

Townhouses or other attached units: $109,447
Here:

$109,447
State:

$149,379

In 2-unit structures: $76,915
Here:

$76,915
State:

$118,479

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $646,446
Here:

$646,446
State:

$128,262

Mobile homes: $27,749
Here:

$27,749
State:

$32,066
Population density: 391 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

11.0%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

4.0%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Celina.


Click to draw/clear Jefferson township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson township: Northwood Lighthouse (A), Northmoor Marina (B), Mercer County Sportsman Club (C), Celina Main Street Commercial Historic District (D), Northmoor Golf Course (E), Mercer County Fairgrounds (F), Lake Drive-In (G), Mercer County Home (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson township include: Beaver Chapel (A), Friends Home Church (B), East Oldtown Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Swamp College Cemetery (1), Mercer Memory Gardens (2), Oldtown Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Beaver Creek (A), Coldwater Creek (B), Buck Run (C), Hardin Creek (D), Brocks Run (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson township include: Pullman Bay Park (1), Grand Lake State Park (2), Harbor Point State Park (3), Bunge Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 181 (55% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson township:  1.4%
State:  3.0%

55% of Jefferson township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Ohio.

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

  • This state: 10979
  • Northeast: 203
  • Midwest: 1085
  • South: 599
  • West: 219

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $67,400


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Jefferson township, Ohio:

  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,079
  • One, attached: 99
  • Two: 422
  • 3 or 4: 266
  • 5 to 9: 262
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 20 to 49: 52
  • 50 or more: 47
  • Mobile homes: 439

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Jefferson township with a mortgage: 2,085 (220 second mortgage, 339 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,212

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 75
  • 1995 to 1998: 327
  • 1990 to 1994: 412
  • 1980 to 1989: 618
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,072
  • 1960 to 1969: 695
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,053
  • 1940 to 1949: 423
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,063

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 297
  • 5 rooms: 773
  • 6 rooms: 902
  • 7 rooms: 989
  • 8 rooms: 446
  • 9 or more rooms: 322

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

  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 280
  • 4 rooms: 480
  • 5 rooms: 429
  • 6 rooms: 188
  • 7 rooms: 65
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 70
  • 2 bedrooms: 685
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,158
  • 4 bedrooms: 761
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 102

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson township:

  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 335
  • 2 bedrooms: 808
  • 3 bedrooms: 296
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

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

  • no vehicle: 85
  • 1 vehicle: 1,028
  • 2 vehicles: 1,663
  • 3 vehicles: 755
  • 4 vehicles: 204
  • 5 or more vehicles: 41

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

  • no vehicle: 150
  • 1 vehicle: 827
  • 2 vehicles: 429
  • 3 vehicles: 125
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Machinery (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson township:

  • German (58.1%)
  • United States or American (11.2%)
  • Irish (7.1%)
  • English (5.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.7%)
  • Italian (1.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.2%)

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

  • Canada (15%)
  • India (13%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Bolivia (8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,411 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 650 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 91 (1%)
  • Other means: 24 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 137 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

People in group quarters in Jefferson township, Ohio:

  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

97.4% of residents of Jefferson township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,140
  • In family households: 11,245 (2,978 male householders, 701 female householders)
    2,929 spouses, 4,224 children (3,758 natural, 114 adopted, 352 stepchildren), 143 grandchildren, 40 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 57 other relatives, 148 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,895 (640 male householders (522 living alone)), 1,025 female householders (966 living alone)), 230 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 188 (153 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,589 2-persons, 860 3-persons, 720 4-persons, 344 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,488 1-person, 144 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 4 5-persons,

2,469 married couples with children.
846 single-parent households (189 men, 657 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 210
Here:

12.3%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

1.8%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

13.8%
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 Jefferson township:

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