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Whitehouse, Ohio

Whitehouse, Ohio
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
 • Mayor Angela Kuhn
 • Total 4.29 sq mi (11.11 km2)
 • Land 4.29 sq mi (11.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,149
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,280
 • Density 967.1/sq mi (373.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43571
Area code(s) 419

Whitehouse is a village in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,149 at the 2010 census.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Places of interest 3
  • Whitehouse Fire Department 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2), all of it land.[1]


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,149 people, 1,524 households, and 1,145 families residing in the village.[2] The population density was 967.1 inhabitants per square mile (373.4/km2). There were 1,591 housing units at an average density of 370.9 per square mile (143.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.4% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 1,524 households of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the village was 39 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,733 people, 1,036 households, and 762 families residing in the village. The population density was 791.2 people per square mile (305.9/km²). There were 1,063 housing units at an average density of 307.7 per square mile (119.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.46% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 1,036 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,037, and the median income for a family was $66,050. Males had a median income of $43,438 versus $30,882 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,964. About 2.1% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Places of interest

  • The Butterfly House
  • Blue Creek Conservation Area
  • Oak Openings
  • Whitehouse Village Park
  • Wabash Cannonball Trail
  • Generals Ice Cream, located in a renovated grain weight station next to the Wabash Cannonball Trail

Whitehouse Fire Department

The Whitehouse Fire Department consists of 1 staffed station, a full-time Fire Chief, 10 full-time Firefighter/Paramedics, 19 part-time Firefighter/EMT-Basics or higher and 30 volunteers (some of these are full or part-time employees also). The Whitehouse Fire Department was established in 1896. In 1978, the Lucas County Life Squad was housed at the Whitehouse Fire Station. The station is manned 24 hours a day and responds to emergency calls throughout Whitehouse and the surrounding area.

The first meeting of the Whitehouse Fire Department was held on May 25, 1896 with Chief William K. Jones presiding. In 1908, the Whitehouse Fire Department joined the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association. After Chief Jones was elected to Council in 1912, Mayor E.R. Sly appointed Willard Doren to serve as Chief and F.B. Jones to serve as Assistant Chief. Accurate records and minutes were not kept until 1920, so it is unclear how long Doren and Jones remained in office. On January 1920 a citizens meeting was held and W.K. Jones was made Chief. The department has remained active since that date.In the beginning, the equipment consisted of a hand pumper, hose cart, buckets, horse drawn equipment and plenty of strong men. In February 1926 the first motorized fire truck arrived, a REO chassis which was purchased from Lehman & Sullivan of Whitehouse, and the Howe Fire Apparatus Company of Indiana installed a 15 year old vertical three piston pump, for a total cost of $5,000.00. The second piece of equipment, a 1941 Buffalo pumper, was purchased and delivered on July 17, 1941. Also that year, an addition to the Town Hall was built for the purpose of a new and larger fire station.The Fire Department’s funds came from donations, money from the Village, and from the firemen themselves. On January 6, 1944, the Whitehouse Village Fire Department voted to buy a used Dodge 1,000 gallon tank truck so that water could be carried to fires outside the Village limits. On April 5, 1945, a used Dodge panel truck was purchased to serve as a rescue vehicle, bringing the fleet to a total of 4 vehicles: a 1926 REO, a 1941 Buffalo, a Dodge 1,000 gallon tank truck, and the Dodge panel rescue truck.From that time on, the fire Department seemed to draw more interest from the community, and began extensive training courses for its members. Additional equipment was added regularly, creating a space problem for housing of the equipment and gear. In order to hold a meeting, the trucks were removed from the fire station and chairs were set up. In 1975 the Fire Department began planning for a new station. After one year of planning and looking for a location, a parcel of land was donated by the American Can Company (now known as Rexam Beverage Can Company).On May 22, 1977, a grand dedication ceremony was held in honor of the new Fire Station located on Waterville Street. On January 1, 1978, the County Life Squad was added and staffed with Village personnel after attending extensive paramedic courses.Due to the extensive growth of the community and additional equipment, the spring of 1999 brought a large addition to the station to accommodate the EMS vehicles and equipment.[5]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^

External links

  • more Whitehouse, Ohio info from
  • Anthony Wayne Schools
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