Congress, Ohio

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Population in 2022: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -31.2%
 
Males: 51  (39.0%)
Females: 81  (61.0%)
Median resident age:

50.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.9 years

Zip code: 44287

Estimated median household income in 2022: $56,143 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Congress:

$56,143
OH:

$65,720

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $26,506 (it was $14,911 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-726,027,397 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Congress $-726,027,397
OH $204,100

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $103,045; detached houses: $138,474; mobile homes: $20,739

Median gross rent in 2022: $923.

March 2022 cost of living index in Congress: -13425.9 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 14.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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Ancestries: American (30.0%), Irish (30.0%), German (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1160 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 794 people per square mile   (low).

Congress, Ohio map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Congress village:

0.9% ($725)
Ohio:

1.3% ($1,271)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Akron, OH (29.8 miles , pop. 217,074).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (298.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

West Salem, OH (2.1 miles ),
Burbank, OH (2.3 miles ),
New Pittsburg, OH (2.5 miles ),
Lodi, OH (2.8 miles ),
Cinnamon Lake, OH (2.9 miles ),
Polk, OH (2.9 miles ),
Creston, OH (3.0 miles ),
Westfield Center, OH (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.93 N, Longitude: 82.05 W

Area codes: 419, 567

Distribution of median household income in Congress, OH in 2022
Distribution of house value in Congress, OH in 2022

Congress satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.4%
Ohio:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +143 (+291.8%).
Most common industries in Congress, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (6.7%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.2%)
  • Public administration (13.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Congress, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.2%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.3%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.4%)

Average climate in Congress, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

73
Carbon Monoxide Level
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Congress-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Congress village center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.8 miles away from the village center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Congress-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 303.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 213.4 miles away from Congress center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from Congress center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from Congress center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Congress topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Congress:

  • BURBANK PARKE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BURBANK, OH)
  • COUNTRY POINTE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WOOSTER, OH)
  • LODI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LODI, OH)
  • FMC - WAYNE COUNTY KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; WOOSTER, OH)
  • SMITHVILLE WESTERN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WOOSTER, OH)
  • WEST VIEW MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WOOSTER, OH)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES WOOSTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WOOSTER, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Congress:

  • The College of Wooster (about 11 miles; Wooster, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,112)
  • Ashland University (about 15 miles; Ashland, OH; FT enrollment: 5,151)
  • Oberlin College (about 28 miles; Oberlin, OH; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (about 31 miles; Akron, OH; FT enrollment: 22,216)
  • Stark State College (about 33 miles; North Canton, OH; FT enrollment: 7,707)
  • Kent State University at Stark (about 33 miles; Canton, OH; FT enrollment: 3,259)
  • Baldwin Wallace University (about 33 miles; Berea, OH; FT enrollment: 3,699)

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Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.9 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

73.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.8%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Congress:

Marital status in Congress, OH
  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Congress:

  • High school or higher: 66.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Ohio average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Congress, OH (based on Wayne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,133163
Mainline Protestant17,46557
Catholic9,0315
Other7707
Black Protestant3722
None51,749-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Wayne County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wayne County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Here:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 56
Here:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wayne County:

9.9%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
Ohio:

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

12.9%
Ohio:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,463
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,463

Strongest AM radio stations in Congress:

  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKVX (960 AM; 1 kW; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: WWST CORP., L.L.C.)
  • WHBC (1480 AM; 15 kW; CANTON, OH; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Congress:

  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WQKT (104.5 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: WWST CORP., L.L.C.)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WNCO-FM (101.3 FM; ASHLAND, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKRW (89.3 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCWS-FM (90.9 FM; WOOSTER, OH; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKDD (98.1 FM; CANTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAKS (96.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOSV (91.7 FM; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBZW (107.7 FM; LOUDONVILLE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Congress:

  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W33BW (Channel 33; ASHLAND, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WDLI (Channel 17; CANTON, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WAKN-LP (Channel 11; AKRON, OH; Owner: AKRON TELEVISION, INC.)

Congress fatal accident list:

Oct 2, 2018 10:50 AM, Sr-539, Cr-161 Martin Rd, Lat: 40.900950, Lon: -82.052389, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 11, 2016 12:05 AM, Us-42, Cr-111, Lat: 40.988681, Lon: -82.086272, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 8, 2015 01:52 PM, I-71, Lat: 40.979200, Lon: -82.042881, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 26, 2013 01:06 PM, Mill St, Maple St, Lat: 40.926000, Lon: -82.052297, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.0mTotal length
  • 98,426Total average daily traffic
  • 22,866Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Congress, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Congress, OH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Congress)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 10200 Congress Rd (Lat: 40.923528 Lon: -82.052806), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 9.2 m, Call Sign: WQQA484, Licensee ID: L01718526,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2012, Expiration Date: 10/04/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2022, Certifier: Lois Welch, Registrant: Town & Country Fire District, 11 E Congress St, West Salem, OH 44287, Phone: (419) 853-4022, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AUKERMAN, 13418 Gearhart Rd (Lat: 40.962556 Lon: -82.007083), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WPND467,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2118.40 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/1997, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/22/1999, Phone: (415) 658-5169


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Congress, OH
  • 60.9%Utility gas
  • 19.6%No fuel used
  • 6.5%Wood
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Congress, OH
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity


Congress compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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