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Arcanum, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Arcanum had a population of 2,178 as of July 1, 2017. Arcanum ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arcanum is located at latitude 39.9923 and longitude -84.5543 in Darke County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Arcanum (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Darke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,047 feet.

The Village of Arcanum (GNIS ID: 2397978) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Arcanum is located within Township of Twin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Darke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arcanum population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arcanum: Smithville.

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Arcanum, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,178
Daytime Population: Workers 686
Daytime Population: Residents 1,069
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,755
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 2,178
Population in Familes 1,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,712
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $54,363
Average Household Income $65,190
Per Capita Income $27,293


Total Housing Units 976 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 286 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $118,850
Average Home Value $137,281


Total Households 916
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 630
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% -0.03%
Households 0.49% 0.04%
Families 0.56% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Arcanum, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcanum to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 460 62nd
Population Density # 373 69th
Diversity Index # 1146 6th
Median Household Income # 488 60th
Per Capita Income # 416 66th

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