Swanton is a village in Fulton and Lucas counties in the U.S.
state of Ohio.
population was 3,307 at the 2000 census
steam engine inventor, ran a machine shop in Swanton from 1901 to
Swanton is located at (41.587194, -83.891259).
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of
2.4 square miles
), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 3,307
people, 1,241 households, and 903 families residing in the village.
The population density
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
). The racial makeup of the village was 98.43%
, 0.18% African American
, 0.60% from other races
, and 0.42% from two
or more races. Hispanic
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 income
for 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."The Smithsonian
Institution Research Information System lists the statue as being
installed in 1926, "administered by City of Swanton, Parks
Division, Swanton, Ohio." Also according to the Smithsonian, 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
unsigned.Image:SwantonDoughboy.jpg|"Spirit of the American
Doughboy" in SwantonMemorial Park is home to recreation facilities
including several baseball diamonds. Swancreek runs through
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.Image:SwantonCaboose.jpg|Swanton's Caboose at
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's football field / stadium was recently named for former
football coach, David Hansbarger.
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
- The Spirit of the American Doughboy,
- SIRIS-Smithsonian Institution Research Information