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Carey, Ohio
—  Village  —
Aerial view of Carey
Location of Carey, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°57′7″N 83°22′54″W / 40.95194°N 83.38167°W / 40.95194; -83.38167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wyandot
 - Mayor John S. Rymer
 - Total 2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 - Land 2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,901
 - Density 1,977.6/sq mi (763.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43316
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-12112[2]
GNIS feature ID 1056766[1]

Carey is a village in Wyandot County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,901 at the 2000 census.



Carey is located at 40°57′7″N 83°22′54″W / 40.95194°N 83.38167°W / 40.95194; -83.38167 (40.951978, -83.381673)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.51% is water.


The village of Carey was founded in 1843 when William M. Buell and R. M. Shuler laid out the town on land that they owned. The town was named after Judge John Carey.[4]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,901 people, 1,543 households, and 1,023 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,977.6 people per square mile (764.6/km²). There were 1,607 housing units at an average density of 814.6/sq mi (315.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.41% White, 0.15% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 1,543 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,116, and the median income for a family was $40,921. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $22,123 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,309. About 4.6% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


Carey is predominantly Roman Catholic. The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation can be found here. There is an annual gathering of Catholics, mainly from the Middle East, who come from around the country on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. During this gathering, chanting can be heard even from across town, and thousands of people camp in public parks and empty lots to attend the religious procession.


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