Alger, Ohio

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High Points

Alger strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Alger Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Alger Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Alger Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Alger, Ohio

Comparing Alger to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2
People Above Poverty 3 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Alger Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles S of Toledo, Ohio
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 45812
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.706
Longitude -83.843

Alger Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KENTON
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
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Alger Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 888 100%
Male 393 44.3%
Female 495 55.7%
Under 18 240 27%
18+ 648 73%
65+ 126 14.2%
Median Age 33.6
Average Family Size 2.91
White 883 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Alger Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 888
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Alger Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 47.2%
German 15.7%
Irish 12.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
English 5.8%
Dutch 3.6%
Scottish 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Italian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Swedish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alger 888 $33,438
Ada 5,582 $39,300
Beaverdam 356 $47,188
Harrod 491 $43,611
Lafayette 304 $47,969
McGuffey 522 $25,313
Waynesfield 803 $40,000

Alger Public Libraries

Alger Public Library
Alger, Ohio
(419) 757-7755
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