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New Concord, Ohio
New Concord is located at 39°59'40" North, 81°44'11" West (39.994389, -81.736412).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,651 people, 672 households, and 376 families residing in the village. The population density is 682.4/km² (1,771.0/mi²). There are 709 housing units at an average density of 182.5/km² (473.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 96.15% White, 1.43% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 672 households out of which 26.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% are non-families. 36.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the village the population is spread out with 12.7% under the age of 18, 48.5% from 18 to 24, 13.6% from 25 to 44, 12.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $27,011, and the median income for a family is $43,333. Males have a median income of $34,750 versus $25,583 for females. The per capita income for the village is $17,973. 24.6% of the population and 16.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.2% of those under the age of 18 and 13.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Claims to fame
John Glenn, a former United States Senator and the first American to orbit the Earth, was raised in New Concord and attended Muskingum College, a Presbyterian liberal arts college also located in the village. Incidentally, on May 1, 1860, a horse was struck by a meteorite near New Concord. (To stretch this theme a bit further, Muskingum graduate Agnes Moorehead played the role of an anonymous woman whose house is attacked by a miniature flying saucer in the 1961 Twilight Zone episode "The Invaders".)
New Concord's more down-to-Earth claims to fame include the local John Glenn High School 's annual canned food drive, which set national records for five years up to and including 2003.
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