Arcanum, Ohio

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Arcanum, Ohio

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Arcanum Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Arcanum Low Rate of Poverty
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 14% Arcanum Low Property Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Arcanum People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Arcanum Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Arcanum, Ohio

Comparing Arcanum 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 3 4
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 9

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Arcanum Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Dayton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Darke
Standard Zip Codes 45304
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.99
Longitude -84.553

Arcanum Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station EATON
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
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Arcanum Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,076 100%
Male 982 47.3%
Female 1,094 52.7%
Under 18 548 26.4%
18+ 1,528 73.6%
65+ 362 17.4%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 2.92
White 2,050 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 21 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Arcanum Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,032
Growth -44
Growth % -2.1%

Arcanum 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
German 44%
US/American 15.4%
English 9.7%
Irish 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Italian 3.5%
Scottish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
European 2.1%
Swedish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Russian 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Norwegian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Arcanum 2,076 $51,429
Gordon 190 $38,125
Ithaca 102 $47,083
Pitsburg 392 $62,273
Potsdam 203 $48,333
Verona 430 $38,750
West Manchester 433 $39,583

Arcanum Public Libraries

Arcanum Public Library
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(937) 692-8484
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Arcanum High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 16

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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