Catawba, Ohio

According to beautyphoon, Catawba, Ohio is a small village located in the state of Ohio, in the United States. It is situated on the banks of the Catawba River, which flows through the area. The population of Catawba is just over 500 people and it has a small-town charm that many visitors enjoy.

The village was founded in 1832 by Dr. William Catawba and his wife Mary Catawba, who were from Virginia. They built a log cabin and named their new home after their hometown of Catawba, Virginia. The village grew slowly but steadily over the next few decades and by 1890 it had become an important center for agriculture and industry in the region.

Today, Catawba is still a small community but it offers its residents plenty to do and see. There are several historic sites in town including an old grist mill which dates back to 1832 as well as several churches including St Paul’s Lutheran Church which was built in 1818. There are also several parks in town including Miller Park which features a playground and picnic area as well as trails for walking or biking around town.

According to bestitude, Catawba is also home to many local businesses including stores, restaurants, bars, cafes, art galleries and more. Visitors can enjoy browsing through these shops or grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants or pubs. It’s also home to an annual festival called ‘The Catawbafest’ which takes place each year on July 4th weekend with live music, food vendors, crafts and activities for all ages to enjoy!

Catawba is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a peaceful getaway with plenty of historical charm to explore! With its friendly locals and beautiful scenery this quaint little village will surely leave you feeling refreshed after your stay.

Catawba, Ohio

Population: 312. Estimated population in July 2020: 317 (+1.6% change)
Males: 161 (51.6%), Females: 151 (48.4%)

Clark County

Zip code: 43010

Median resident age: 31.8 years
Median household income: $39,659
Median house value: $73,000

Races in Catawba:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • American Indian (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)

Ancestries: German (15.7%), Irish (15.4%), Dutch (9.3%), Welsh (4.8%), United States (4.2%), English (2.6%).

Elevation: 1237 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Catawba

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Catawba village

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+30.0%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Catawba:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Catawba:

  • SPRINGFIELD-BECKLEY MUNI (about 19 miles; SPRINGFIELD, OH; Abbreviation: SGH)
  • OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; Abbreviation: OSU)
  • AIRBORNE AIRPARK (about 42 miles; WILMINGTON, OH; Abbreviation: ILN)

Other public-use airports nearest to Catawba:

  • WELLER (about 8 miles; URBANA, OH; Abbreviation: 38I)
  • GRIMES FIELD (about 12 miles; URBANA, OH; Abbreviation: I74)
  • MADISON COUNTY (about 14 miles; LONDON, OH; Abbreviation: UYF)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Catawba:

  • WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; SPRINGFIELD, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; CEDARVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,782)
  • OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 42 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 42,666)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON (about 43 miles; DAYTON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 8,819)
  • SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; DAYTON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 10,577)
  • COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 10,583)
  • FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,048)