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Utica, Ohio
—  Village  —
Location of Utica, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°14′15″N 82°26′48″W / 40.2375°N 82.44667°W / 40.2375; -82.44667
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Licking, Knox
 - Mayor Larry Friesel
 - Total 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 - Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,130
 - Density 1,254.9/sq mi (484.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43080
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-79114[2]
GNIS feature ID 1065417[1]

Utica is a village in Knox and Licking counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, along the North Fork of the Licking River. The population was 2,130 at the 2000 census.

The village is home to the general headquarters (HQ) of the Velvet Ice Cream Company at the Ye Olde Mill just south of the village. The mill is a popular regional tourist attraction with an ice cream parlor and restaurant and wildlife and picnic areas. The village hosts the annual ice cream parade every Memorial Day weekend and the simultaneous Utica Ice Cream Festival.



Utica is located at 40°14′15″N 82°26′48″W / 40.2375°N 82.44667°W / 40.2375; -82.44667 (40.237493, -82.446797)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,130 people, 822 households, and 569 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,254.9 people per square mile (483.8/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 523.2/sq mi (201.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village is 98.59% White, 0.09% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 822 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,238, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $31,281 versus $23,243 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,811. About 4.7% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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