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Hiram is a village in Portage Countymarker, Ohiomarker, United Statesmarker. It was formed from portions of Hiram Townshipmarker in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The population was 1,242 at the 2000 census. It is the location of Hiram Collegemarker.

Hiram is part of the Akronmarker Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Hiram is located at (41.310255, -81.146145) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,242 people, 234 households, and 147 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,367.2 people per square mile (527.0/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 274.1/sq mi (105.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.22% White, 5.39% African American, 1.45% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 234 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 58.5% from 18 to 24, 15.4% from 25 to 44, 9.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,417, and the median income for a family was $50,139. Males had a median income of $36,932 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,734. About 1.4% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Historic population figures

  • 1900—659
  • 1910—422
  • 1920—453
  • 1930—441
  • 1940—389
  • 1950—986
  • 1960—1,011
  • 1970—1,484
  • 1980—1,360
  • 1990—1,330
  • 2000—1,242
  • 2004—1,235 (U.S. Census Estimate)

People and places of note

Former U.S. President James A. Garfield resided in Hiram as a student, instructor, and principal at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, now Hiram Collegemarker. He married Lucretia Rudolph, who was a Hiram native. Several of their children were also born in Hiram, including Harry Augustus Garfield, former president of Williams College, and James Rudolph Garfield, who became the 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior under Theodore Roosevelt. Garfield's home on what is now Garfield Road in Hiram is considered by author Troy Taylor to be haunted.

Jack Trice was born in Hiram in 1902. He left Hiram to live with an uncle in 1918. On October 6, 1923, he was fatally injured while playing in a college football game at Iowa State Universitymarker against the University of Minnesotamarker. Trice died two days later. Iowa State's football stadium was renamed Jack Trice Stadiummarker in his honor in 1997.


  1. Jack Trice, Papers, 1923-[ongoing], RS 21/7/23, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library. Retrieved from on January 27, 2008.

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