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Encyclopedia > Galion, Ohio

Galion is a city located in Crawford and Richland Counties in Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,341. Galion is the second largest city in Crawford County. Crawford County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ...

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Geography

Location of Galion, Ohio

Galion is located in the southeastern corner of Crawford county at 40°43'59" North, 82°47'19" West (40.733164, -82.788586)GR1. Image File history File links OHMap-doton-Galion. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²). 12.8 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.20% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The most important river in Galion is the Olentangy, which winds southward toward Columbus and eventually empties into the Scioto River. In Galion the Olentangy is not a very large river, though another creek joins it near Heise Park. Ohio State Highway 315 passing over the Olentangy in Columbus in 2002. ... =hiddenStructure style=font-size: smaller; text-align: center; Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,341 people, 4,791 households, and 3,090 families residing in the city. The population density was 882.8/km² (2,286.5/mi²). There were 5,150 housing units at an average density of 400.9/km² (1,038.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.28% White, 0.22% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,791 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,513, and the median income for a family was $38,554. Males had a median income of $32,517 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,113. 14.7% of the population and 11.9% of families were below the poverty line. 19.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Galion Public Library
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Galion Public Library

Galion is governed by an elected city council, which hires a city manager in lieu of an elected mayor. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 207 KB) Summary Galion Public Library building. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 207 KB) Summary Galion Public Library building. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


Education

The Galion City School District does not correspond quite exactly with the city of Galion, but most of Galion is part of the school district, and vice versa. There are a handful of neighborhoods outside of Galion that are included in the school district.


History

The name Galion was made up as a unique name when the city first obtained a post office, because the name that was originally proposed would have duplicated an already extant Ohio post office. It is not known for certain whether the name was intended to have any particular meaning otherwise, although several possible etymologies have been posited. A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ...


Transportation

Galion at one time was on the Lincoln Highway and close to an important railroad hub (in Crestline); there was also a railroad depot in Galion. Later, however, the highway was moved so that it passes north of town, and the railroad declined in importance, and the depot was converted for other uses. A new section of Route 30, opened up to traffic on August 4, 2005; the new section passes significantly closer to, but still not through, Galion. Lincoln Highway bridge in Tama, Iowa The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Crestline is a city located in Crawford and Richland counties in Ohio. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


State routes in Galion include 309, which connects Marion to the southwest with Ontario to the east; 598, which originates in Galion and stretches northward; 19, which heads westward toward the county seat and also south toward Williamsport; and 97, which goes east through Lexington. Ohio 309 is an east-west highway in central Ohio. ... Marion is a city located in Marion County, Ohio. ... Ontario is a city located in Richland County, Ohio. ... Ohio 19 is a north-south route in northern and central Ohio. ... Bucyrus is a city located in Crawford County, Ohio. ... Lexington is a village located in Richland County, Ohio. ...


Galion heavy equipment

The Galion brand of heavy equipment (such as earthmovers) was manufactured in Galion by Dresser Industries and then by Komatsu. As of 2000, the plant in Galion operated with a reduced work force, and products manufactured there are no longer branded with the Galion name. Dresser Industries was a multinational corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas, which provides a wide range of technology, products, and services used for developing energy and natural resources. ... Komatsu Limited (formally 株式会社小松製作所, commonly コマツ) (TYO: 6301) is a Japanese company on the Nikkei 225 index that manufactures construction and mining equipment, silicon wafers, lasers, and thermoelectric modules. ...


External links

  • Galion Community Hospital

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Galion, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (731 words)
Galion is governed by an elected city council, which hires a city manager in lieu of an elected mayor.
The Galion City School District does not correspond quite exactly with the city of Galion, but most of Galion is part of the school district, and vice versa.
Galion at one time was on the Lincoln Highway and close to an important railroad hub (in Crestline); there was also a railroad depot in Galion.
Galion, Ohio History (10779 words)
A great boon was this railroad to Galion; her greatest era must date from its completion; the natural growth and prosperity of Galion were immediately advanced; there were no valuable water privileges; there were no rich veins of mineral wealth hidden beneath the soil.
Galion had heretofore existed as a mere convenient center for agricultural interests; there was now a road that brought foreign produce and articles of home consumption to their doors and which took in return the wheat and corn and pork of their own production.
Camp, also a resident of Galion, was employed by the company for many years at this point as agent; he sold the first ticket at Marion, using a box car for an office; the money and tickets were carried home with him every night in a tin box.
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