Anna, Ohio
Anna is a village in Shelby County
Shelby County, Ohio
As of the census of 2000, there were 47,910 people, 17,636 households, and 13,085 families residing in the county. The population density was 117 people per square mile . There were 18,682 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile...

, Ohio
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, United States
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. The population was 1,319 at the 2000 census.

Anna is the location of a Honda
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 Motor Co., Ltd plant that builds the GM L66 engine
GM L66 engine
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 and Honda J engine
Honda J engine
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Anna is home to the Anna Local schools, located in two separate buildings. Elementary in one and Middle and High school in the other. The Anna Rockets sports teams include male and female basketball and track and field. Other sports consist of soccer, baseball, and volleyball.

1937 earthquakes

On 9 March 1937, the largest recorded earthquake
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 in Ohio occurred near the town. It was measured at 5.4 on the Richter scale
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, while damage was at intensity VIII according to the Mercalli intensity scale
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. The shock was felt as far away as Chicago, Illinois, and Toronto, Ontario. The shaking followed a similar but somewhat weaker event that happened a week earlier on 2 March of the same year. The Shelby County area has experienced at least 40 earthquakes since 1875.


Anna is located at 40°23′43"N 84°10′25"W (40.395352, -84.173744).

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


  • Julie Ehemann- Mayor
  • Jon Hulsmeyer- Village Administrator
  • Scott Evans - Chief of Police (sworn in July 14, 2010)
  • Andrew Bixler- Superintendent of Schools


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 1,319 people, 474 households, and 365 families residing in the village. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,576.7 people per square mile (606.3/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 577.4 per square mile (222.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.59% White, 0.38% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 474 households out of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples
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 living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $48,676, and the median income for a family was $51,797. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $25,463 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the village was $19,835. About 3.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

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