Celina, Ohio

Coordinates: 40°33′18″N 84°33′45″W / 40.55500°N 84.56250°W / 40.55500; -84.56250
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Celina, Ohio
Downtown Celina
Downtown Celina
Flag of Celina, Ohio
Nickname: 
C-Town
Motto: 
"One Of The 100 Best Small Towns!"
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Celina is located in Ohio
Celina
Celina
Celina is located in the United States
Celina
Celina
Coordinates: 40°33′18″N 84°33′45″W / 40.55500°N 84.56250°W / 40.55500; -84.56250
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMercer
TownshipCenter, Jefferson
Government
 • MayorJeffrey Hazel[citation needed]
Area
 • Total5.35 sq mi (13.87 km2)
 • Land5.03 sq mi (13.02 km2)
 • Water0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
Elevation886 ft (270 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total10,935
 • Density2,174.82/sq mi (839.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45822, 45826
Area code419
FIPS code39-12868[3]
GNIS feature ID2393778[2]
WebsiteCity of Celina, Ohio

Celina (/səˈlnə/ sə-LY-nə) is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, Ohio, United States[4] about 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Dayton. The population was 10,935 at the 2020 census. Celina is situated on the northwestern shores of Grand Lake St. Marys.[5][6]

History[edit]

James Watson Riley established Celina in 1834.[7] The settlement was named after Salina, New York.[8]

By the 1880s, the town had grown significantly, primarily due to the discovery of deposits of oil and natural gas nearby.[9]

The town was hit by a deadly EF3 tornado on May 27, 2019. Numerous homes, building, trees, and power lines and poles were damaged or destroyed. One person was killed and eight others were injured.[10]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.27 square miles (13.65 km2), of which 4.98 square miles (12.90 km2) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) is water.[11]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Celina, Ohio (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1897–1899, 1956–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 64
(18)
72
(22)
85
(29)
86
(30)
97
(36)
104
(40)
101
(38)
101
(38)
101
(38)
92
(33)
79
(26)
70
(21)
104
(40)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 54.8
(12.7)
58.7
(14.8)
69.3
(20.7)
79.2
(26.2)
86.7
(30.4)
91.8
(33.2)
92.0
(33.3)
90.3
(32.4)
89.0
(31.7)
81.6
(27.6)
67.7
(19.8)
58.3
(14.6)
93.6
(34.2)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 33.7
(0.9)
37.9
(3.3)
48.8
(9.3)
62.7
(17.1)
73.1
(22.8)
81.0
(27.2)
83.7
(28.7)
82.2
(27.9)
77.3
(25.2)
64.7
(18.2)
50.1
(10.1)
38.3
(3.5)
61.1
(16.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) 26.2
(−3.2)
29.7
(−1.3)
39.3
(4.1)
51.2
(10.7)
62.1
(16.7)
70.5
(21.4)
73.4
(23.0)
71.5
(21.9)
65.7
(18.7)
54.2
(12.3)
41.6
(5.3)
31.3
(−0.4)
51.4
(10.8)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 18.7
(−7.4)
21.5
(−5.8)
29.7
(−1.3)
39.7
(4.3)
51.1
(10.6)
60.1
(15.6)
63.0
(17.2)
60.9
(16.1)
54.2
(12.3)
43.7
(6.5)
33.1
(0.6)
24.3
(−4.3)
41.7
(5.4)
Mean minimum °F (°C) −3.1
(−19.5)
1.8
(−16.8)
11.4
(−11.4)
24.3
(−4.3)
35.7
(2.1)
46.7
(8.2)
51.4
(10.8)
49.3
(9.6)
39.8
(4.3)
29.5
(−1.4)
18.2
(−7.7)
6.3
(−14.3)
−6.3
(−21.3)
Record low °F (°C) −23
(−31)
−24
(−31)
−9
(−23)
9
(−13)
24
(−4)
37
(3)
43
(6)
37
(3)
29
(−2)
20
(−7)
−3
(−19)
−20
(−29)
−24
(−31)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.76
(70)
2.32
(59)
2.87
(73)
3.86
(98)
4.05
(103)
4.38
(111)
4.58
(116)
3.56
(90)
2.75
(70)
2.86
(73)
3.15
(80)
2.62
(67)
39.76
(1,010)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 10.8
(27)
7.1
(18)
4.1
(10)
0.5
(1.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.3
(3.3)
4.9
(12)
28.8
(73)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 11.6 9.2 11.1 12.3 12.9 11.1 9.7 8.4 8.0 9.2 9.3 10.4 123.2
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 6.9 4.5 2.8 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.0 4.8 20.8
Source: NOAA[12][13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1850222
186030738.3%
1870859179.8%
18801,34656.7%
18902,702100.7%
19002,8154.2%
19103,49324.1%
19204,22621.0%
19304,66410.4%
19404,8413.8%
19505,70317.8%
19607,65934.3%
19707,7791.6%
19809,12717.3%
19909,6505.7%
200010,3036.8%
201010,4000.9%
202010,9355.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

[14] At the 2000 census there were 10,303 people in 4,191 households, including 2,745 families, in the city. The population density was 2,346.9 inhabitants per square mile (906.1/km2). There were 4,466 housing units at an average density of 1,017.3 per square mile (392.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 0.18% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.14%.[3]

Of the 4,191 households 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.5% of households were one person and 14.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median household income was $36,057 and the median family income was $44,901. Males had a median income of $35,467 versus $22,008 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,200. About 8.1% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 10,400 people in 4,264 households, including 2,791 families, in the city. The population density was 2,087.9 inhabitants per square mile (806.1/km2). There were 4,841 housing units at an average density of 1,017.3 per square mile (392.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8%.[3]

Of the 4,329 households 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.7% of households were one person and 27.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

The age distribution was 27.9% under the age of 19, 24.4% from 20 to 39, 26.2% from 40 to 59, 15.5% from 60 to 79, and 6.1% who were 80 years of age or older. The median age was 38.3 years.

Economy[edit]

Huffy Bicycle and Mersman Furniture formerly had manufacturing plants in Celina but have since closed. Companies such as Celina Aluminum Precision Technology (a Honda supplier), Crown Equipment Corporation (located in Huffy's former location), and Reynolds and Reynolds are the largest manufacturing employers. Eighth Floor, LLC, Thieman Tailgates, McKirnan Brothers, Inc. and Celina Tent Inc. are also based out of Celina. Agriculture is a significant part of the economy, including soybeans, corn, and wheat.[15][failed verification]

Arts and culture[edit]

Celina hosts the annual Freedom Days Picnic in early July in honor of American Independence.

Mercer County Fair Demo Derby

During the last weekend in July, Celina hosts the annual Celina Lake Festival to celebrate Celina's history on Grand Lake St. Marys. The Lake Festival is host to one of the largest Amphicar gatherings in the world. The cars gather on Friday night for a "swim-in".

During the second week in August, Celina is home to the Mercer County Fair and hosts many arts and crafts, livestock, food, rides, and the demolition derby.

Celina hosts the annual Governors Cup Regatta which features hydroplane racing on Grand Lake St. Marys.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Celina Public Schools belong to the Celina City School District. The district has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.[16]

The district reorganized the grade locations for the 2014 school year. The schools include Celina Primary School (K-2), Celina Elementary School (3-4), Celina Intermediate Elementary School (5-6), Celina Middle School (7-8), and Celina High School (9-12).[17] There is an alternative high school located at the Education Complex.

The Celina-Mercer County Head Start Program is for children in Pre-School. There are two locations in the Celina district where Head Start is located: The Celina City Schools Education Complex and the Celina City Schools Franklin Building.

There are Tri-Star classes located at the Celina High School, the Celina City Schools Education Complex, and the Franklin Building.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Wright State University's Lake Campus is located off State Route 703 on 600 Lake Campus Drive in Celina.

Libraries[edit]

The Mercer County District Library's main library is located at 303 North Main Street in Celina. The district library also has branches in St. Henry, Mendon, and Chickasaw.[18]

Media[edit]

Grand Lake

Celina is served by a daily newspaper, The Daily Standard, first published in 1848. It circulates about 10,000 copies a day.

Celina is also served by three local radio stations, WCSM AM and FM and WKKI FM. WCSM-FM broadcasts at 96.7 and plays adult contemporary music. WCSM-AM broadcasts at 1350 and features news, talk, and the Music of Your Life adult standards format. WKKI broadcasts at 94.3 and plays rock.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Celina, Ohio
  3. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Along the Line in Celina, Ohio. Industrial Development Department, Nickel Plate Road. 1945.
  6. ^ Celina, Ohio: Working Together. Directions Marketing Company. 1983.
  7. ^ "History and Culture - City of Celina, Ohio". Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 73.
  9. ^ "History and Culture". City of Celina, Ohio. Retrieved May 31, 2023.
  10. ^ Ohio Event Report: EF3 Tornado (Report). National Centers for Environmental Information. 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2020. {{cite report}}: Unknown parameter |agency= ignored (help)
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "NOWData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved November 14, 2023.
  13. ^ "Summary of Monthly Normals 1991–2020". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved November 14, 2023.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Celina city, Ohio". www.census.gov. Archived from the original on August 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Mercer County Ranks First Statewide in Ohio 2002 Farm Income". The Daily Standard. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  16. ^ "Celina City Schools". Celina City Schools. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  17. ^ "Our Schools". Celina City Schools. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  18. ^ "Hours and Locations". Mercer County District Library. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  19. ^ Galen Cisco at SABR Baseball Biography Project

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