ⓘ Deshler, Ohio. Deshler was platted in 1873, and named for John G. Deshler, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Deshler s ..

                                     

ⓘ Deshler, Ohio

Deshler was platted in 1873, and named for John G. Deshler, the original owner of the town site. A post office has been in operation at Deshler since 1872. The village was incorporated in 1876. A large economic presence since the early 1900s for the town was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Deshler, once called "The Crossroads of the B&O," was where the B&Os Detroit/Toledo to Cincinnati line crossed the very busy Chicago to Washington, D.C., mainline. Today, CSX Transportation owns and operates both lines.

                                     

1. Geography

Deshler is located at 41°12′25″N 83°54′9″W 41.207011, -83.902445.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.30 square miles 5.96 km 2, of which 2.26 square miles 5.85 km 2 is land and 0.04 square miles 0.10 km 2 is water.

Deshlers street pattern is laid out around the railroad line.

CSX Transportation owns two lines formerly Baltimore and Ohio and Chessie System which run through the community 50 to 70 trains daily and is popular with rail fans; a YouTube channel operates a continuous live webcast from the "diamond" intersection in addition to a "Crossroads Park" where trains can be observed.

                                     

2.1. Demographics 2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1.799 people, 678 households, and 485 families living in the village. The population density was 796.0 inhabitants per square mile 307.3/km 2. There were 771 housing units at an average density of 341.2 per square mile 131.7/km 2. The racial makeup of the village was 91.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 4.4% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.9% of the population.

There were 678 households of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 36.5 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

                                     

2.2. Demographics 2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1.831 people, 702 households, and 504 families living in the village. The population density was 808.8 people per square mile 312.8/km². There were 755 housing units at an average density of 333.5 per square mile 129.0/km². The racial makeup of the village was 93.99% White, 0.11% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 3.22% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.88% of the population.

There were 702 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36.897, and the median income for a family was $44.145. Males had a median income of $31.360 versus $23.810 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16.639. About 5.6% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.



                                     

3. Notable people

  • Marc Krauss, professional baseball player
  • Vicki Lynne Cole, teenage girl who gained unexpected fame after 1968 Richard Nixon Presidential campaign
  • Willard Rhodes, ethnomusicologist
  • Harold McMaster, scientist and inventor
  • Rich Reese, professional baseball player and CEO of Jim Beam Brands
  • Jerry Fosnow, professional baseball player