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Thorn township, OH map Land area: 37.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 3,765 (all rural)
Males: 1,901  (50.5%)
Females: 1,864  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,759 (3,164 owner occupied, 595 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%


Races in Thorn township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.6%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 39.3

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Average household size: 2.59

Thorn township:

2.6 people
Ohio:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,750 ($49,397 in 1999)
This township:

$54,750
Ohio:

$45,395

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $545 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $650)
Here:

$545
State:

$528

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $146,599 (it was $104,200 in 2000)
Thorn township:

$146,599
Ohio:

$134,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,274 - $261,135

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $209,461
Here:

$209,461
State:

$165,947

Townhouses or other attached units: $541,337
Here:

$541,337
State:

$149,379

In 2-unit structures: $131,585
Here:

$131,585
State:

$118,479

Mobile homes: $128,131
Here:

$128,131
State:

$32,066
Population density: 101 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

5.5%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

0.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Thornville.


Click to draw/clear Thorn township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Thorn township include: Olivet Church of the Brethren (A), Zion Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Salem Methodist Protestant Cemetery (1), Olivet Cemetery (2), Crists Cemetery (3), Kemper Family Cemetery (4), New Salem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (5), Regular Baptist Cemetery (6), Zion Reformed Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Shelton Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Honey Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 37 (81% naturalized citizens)

Thorn township:  1.0%
State:  3.0%

64% of Thorn township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 95% lived in Ohio.

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

  • This state: 3016
  • Northeast: 95
  • Midwest: 68
  • South: 289
  • West: 20

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $68,900

Thorn township, Ohio satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.6%

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

6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,246
  • One, attached: 25
  • Two: 17
  • 3 or 4: 21
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • Mobile homes: 313

Median worth of mobile homes: $43,500


Housing units in Thorn township with a mortgage: 547 (85 second mortgage, 86 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 216

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 183
  • 1990 to 1994: 126
  • 1980 to 1989: 200
  • 1970 to 1979: 321
  • 1960 to 1969: 206
  • 1950 to 1959: 145
  • 1940 to 1949: 47
  • 1939 or earlier: 384

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 107
  • 5 rooms: 312
  • 6 rooms: 243
  • 7 rooms: 186
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9 or more rooms: 208

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 45
  • 5 rooms: 54
  • 6 rooms: 39
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 225
  • 3 bedrooms: 710
  • 4 bedrooms: 171
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 32

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thorn township:

  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 67
  • 3 bedrooms: 102
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 217
  • 2 vehicles: 506
  • 3 vehicles: 341
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 87
  • 2 vehicles: 98
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (29%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Thorn township:

  • German (38.3%)
  • United States or American (20.6%)
  • English (8.8%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • Italian (4.3%)
  • Dutch (3.0%)
  • Welsh (2.5%)

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

  • Philippines (62%)
  • United Kingdom (35%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,463 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 134 (8%)
  • Walked: 21 (1%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 35 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

97.3% of residents of Thorn township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,527
  • In family households: 3,112 (908 male householders, 137 female householders)
    902 spouses, 1,014 children (868 natural, 2 adopted, 144 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 40 other relatives, 71 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 415 (213 male householders (160 living alone)), 120 female householders (111 living alone)), 82 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 489 2-persons, 202 3-persons, 232 4-persons, 110 5-persons, 12 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 271 1-person, 50 2-persons, 12 3-persons,

737 married couples with children.
156 single-parent households (65 men, 91 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.8%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

11.7%
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 Thorn township:

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