- Swanton, Ohio
official_name = Swanton, Ohio
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Swanton, Ohio
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 6.2
area_land_km2 = 6.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.4
area_land_sq_mi = 2.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3307
population_density_km2 = 535.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1388.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 208
elevation_ft = 682
latd = 41 |latm = 35 |lats = 14 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 53 |longs = 29 |longEW = W
A.D. Baker, a steam engine inventor, ran a machine shop in Swanton from 1901 to 1953. [http://www.saudervillage.org/Education/Articles.asp#Baker www.saudervillage.org ] ]
Swanton is located at coor dms|41|35|14|N|83|53|29|W|city (41.587194, -83.891259)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,307 people, 1,241 households, and 903 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,388.0 people per square mile (536.5/km²). There were 1,292 housing units at an average density of 542.3/sq mi (209.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.43% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.
There were 1,241 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $44,127, and the median income for a family was $55,313. Males had a median income of $40,746 versus $32,207 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $20,160. About 1.5% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
Swanton Memorial Park is home to one of E. M. Viquesney's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" statues. The sculpture was one of several donated as a gift by France to U.S. cities that had lost many soldiers during World War I. "Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a grenade in his raised proper right hand and a rifle in his proper left hand." [ [http://siris-artinventories.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=R204856R5E668.9535&profile=ariall&source=~!siartinventories&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!299205~!95&ri=1&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Viquesney%2C+E.+M.%2C+1876-1946%2C+sculptor.&index=AUTHOR&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=1#focus The Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture) ] ] The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System lists the statue as being installed in 1926, "administered by City of Swanton, Parks Division, Swanton, Ohio." [ [http://siris-artinventories.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=R204856R5E668.9535&source=~!siartinventories&profile=ariall&page=10&group=0&term=Viquesney%2C+E.+M.%2C+1876-1946%2C+sculptor.&index=AUTHOR&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=1&ts=1204856740121&deduping=#focus SIRIS-Smithsonian Institution Research Information System ] ] Also according to the Smithsonian Institute, the inscription on the statue reads as follows: "Spirit of the/American Doughboy"/copyrighted by E. M. Viquesney/Georgia (On stone base:) SWANTON REMEMBERS/TO THE MEMORY/OF THE/VALIANT SONS OF/SWANTON & COMMUNITY/WORLD WAR/1917-1918/THIS MEMORIAL IS/LOVINGLY DEDICATED/WE HOLD THEM IN OUR/GRATEFUL HEARTS WITH/REVERENCE AND HONOR/FOREVER/ERECTED 1926 unsigned. [ [http://siris-artinventories.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=R204856R5E668.9535&profile=ariall&source=~!siartinventories&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!299205~!95&ri=1&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Viquesney%2C+E.+M.%2C+1876-1946%2C+sculptor.&index=AUTHOR&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=1#focus The Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture) ] ] Memorial Park is home to recreation facilities including several baseball diamonds. Swancreek runs through it.
Pilliod Park is located next to Swanton Public Library and is home to Swanton's red caboose, several gazebos, and a paved walkway. During the winter holiday it is home to Swanton's festive light display.
Rotary Park is an offset of Pilliod Park.
Swanton High School, home of the Bulldogs, is located at 601 North Main Street. The school's colors are purple and white.
Swanton Corn Festival
Swanton is home to an annual Corn Festival. Occurring in late August, the festival has a parade, volleyball competition, singing contest, car show, lots of food and other festivities in the past.
* [http://www.villageofswantonohio.us Village website]
* [http://www.swanton.lib.oh.us Swanton Public Library]
* [http://www.swanton.k12.oh.us Swanton Local School District]
* [http://www.swantonareacoc.com Swanton Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.swantoncornfest.com Swanton Corn Festival]
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