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Overview

Introduction to Celina, Ohio

Celina, Ohio, in Mercer county, is 49 miles NE of Muncie, Indiana (center to center) and 92 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio

Celina History

The area now known as Celina was originally a swampy and wooded land. It was first settled in 1834. It derived its name from Salina, Ohio. However, the spelling was deliberately changed to avoid confusion. Oil and natural gas deposits were discovered in Celina around the 1880s. Soon after that, the population of Celina increased remarkably. Though it was a farming community in its initial years, a number of manufacturing establishments flourished in Celina during the 20th century.

Celina and Nearby Attractions

  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Mercer County Historical Museum
  • Fort Recovery State Memorial
  • The Bicycle Museum of America
  • Fort Amanda
  • Wilderness Trail Museum

Things To Do In Celina

In Celina, you can spend your leisure at the Aquatic Creations. The local parks include Mercelina Park, Eastview Park, Westview Park and Shore Park. You can also plan a family day trip to the Celina Main Street Commercial Historic District. The Celina Friends Church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bethany Evangelical United Brethren Church and Saint Paul’s Methodist Church are also worth visiting. Shopping and other entertainment opportunities are provided by the Harts Shopping Center and Plaza Shopping Center.

Celina Transportation

The nearest international airport is James M. Cox Dayton International Airport.

Celina Higher Education

Wright State University - Lake Campus is the local university. Other colleges and universities offering higher educational facilities include Ohio Northern University and Sinclair Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,349
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+5,045
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$30,830
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,512

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,778
% Above Poverty Level88.5%
% Below Poverty Level11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$107,000

Ancestry

German45.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
Irish12.7%
English6.2%
French Except Basque5.3%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Italian1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Hungarian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Polish0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Swedish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Celina Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes45822
P.O. Box Zip Codes45826
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.55
Approximate Longitude-84.57

Celina Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCELINA 3 NE
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationVAN WERT 1 S
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationBERNE
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chickasaw344$56,250
Coldwater4,349$74,083
Mendon583$42,222
Montezuma169$45,000
St. Henry2,646$88,281
St. Marys8,169$61,636

Celina Public Libraries

Mercer County District Public Library
303 N. MAIN ST.
Celina, Ohio
(419) 586-4442

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Celina Public Schools

Aladdin Academy
585 E Livingston St
ZIP: 45822
(877) 644-6338
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Celina Elementary School
1225 W Logan St
ZIP: 45822
(419) 586-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Celina High School
715 E Wayne St
ZIP: 45822
(419) 586-8300
High
Total Enrollment 942
Celina Intermediate Elementary School
227 Portland St
ZIP: 45822
(419) 586-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 372
Celina Middle School
615 Holly St
ZIP: 45822
(419) 586-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 425
Celina Primary School
615 E Wayne St
ZIP: 45822
(419) 586-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Education Complex
585 E Livingston St
ZIP: 45822
(419) 586-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 13
Head Start
6731 State Route 219
ZIP: 45822
(419) 268-0301
Primary
Total Enrollment 9

Celina Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
200 W Wayne St
ZIP: 45822
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
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