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Census Data for Brady Lake ...

Population ...

The last Decennial Census<1> was in 2010, which gave Brady Lake a population of 464 people.

The village of Brady Lake is located in Portage County. The 2010 Census gave Portage County; a population of 161,419 people. This means that Brady Lake had 0.29% of the county's total population, making it Portage's 9th most populous community.

At the same time, Ohio had a population of 11,536,504 people.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Brady Lake has a total area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. Of this total, 0.31 square miles [0.8 km²] is land, with the balance (23.79%) being water (0.1 square miles [0.3 km²]).

Portage County has a land area of 487.4 square miles [1,262.3 km²]. At 0.31 square miles [0.8 km²], Brady Lake has 0.06% of the county's total land area.

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like Brady Lake, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the village.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Brady Lake reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Brady Lake might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   41° 9' 45"   (or 41.16°)
    • Lon:   -81° 18' 44"   (or -81.31°)
    • More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brady Lake had 226 Housing Units<2> and with its population of 464 people, this averages 2.05 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows Brady Lake had a land area of 0.31 square miles [0.8 km²]. This translates to 548 Housing Units per square mile [211.8 housing units/km²].
    • From the Census of 2000: Brady Lake had 212 Housing Units, a population of 513 people and a land area of 0.32 square miles [0.8 km²]. This gives a density of 2.42 people per Housing Unit and 503 Housing Units per square mile [194.5 housing units/km²].
    • Note: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Brady Lake and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Portage County ...

Brady Lake is located in Portage County<3>.

The county had a population of 161,419 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 464 people, Brady Lake represented 0.29% of the county's total.

In addition, where the village of Brady Lake has a population density of 1,126 people per square mile [434.8 people/km²], Portage County averages 331.2 people per square mile [127.9 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Portage County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Brady Lake, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Brady Lake. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Brady Lake or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Brady Lake, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Brady Lake.

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    • For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   41.162587°   (or 41°9'45" N)
    • Lon:   -81.312381°   (or -81°18'44" W)
    • For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
    • Lat:   41.163329°   (or 41°9'47" N)
    • Lon:   -81.312803°   (or -81°18'46" W)
    • The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 294.3 feet to the southeast<4> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2398168) to Brady Lake. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Brady Lake. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   41.162433°   (or 41°9'44" N)
    • Lon:   -81.314288°   (or -81°18'51" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 526 feet to the east<5> of the point given by the GNIS for Brady Lake. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Brady Lake.

Miscellaneous Information for Brady Lake ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Portage County or the village of Brady Lake:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Brady Lake:
    • GNIS ID for Brady Lake: 2398168
    • GNIS ID for Portage County: 1074079
    • GNIS ID for State of Ohio: 1085497
  • The FIPS Codes ...
    • An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
    • State Code: 39 (Ohio)
    • County Code: 133 (Portage County)
    • Place Code: 08168 (Brady Lake)
    • State & County Code: 39/133 (Ohio / Portage County)
    • State & Place Code: 39/08168 (Ohio / Brady Lake)
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Brady Lake is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Brady Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Portage County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brady Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Ohio:

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<3>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Portage, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 203 degrees and a distance of 294.3 feet.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 276 degrees and a distance of 526 feet.






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