Minster, Ohio

Minster, Ohio
—  Village  —
St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster
Location of Minster, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°23′37″N 84°22′42″W / 40.39361°N 84.37833°W / 40.39361; -84.37833Coordinates: 40°23′37″N 84°22′42″W / 40.39361°N 84.37833°W / 40.39361; -84.37833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Auglaize
 - Mayor Dennis Kitzmiller
 - Total 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 - Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,794
 - Density 1,488.1/sq mi (574.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45865
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-50918[2]
GNIS feature ID 1070847[1]
Website http://www.minsteroh.com/

Minster is a village in Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,794 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Wapakoneta, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is adjacent to the villages of New Bremen to the north and Fort Loramie to the south in neighboring Shelby County.

Minster is the home of the world’s largest yogurt plant, operated by Dannon, which employs more than 400 people.[3] The Minster Machine Company is also headquartered in Minster.[4]



Minster is located at 40°23′37″N 84°22′42″W / 40.39361°N 84.37833°W / 40.39361; -84.37833 (40.393706, -84.378266)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,794 people, 999 households, and 748 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,488.1 people per square mile (573.8/km²). There were 1,033 housing units at an average density of 550.2 per square mile (212.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.68% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 999 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $57,315, and the median income for a family was $66,176. Males had a median income of $49,215 versus $27,826 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,149. About 4.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.


Founded in 1832 as Stallostown (for its founder Francis Stallo), the village changed its name to Minster in 1836 (after the heavily Roman Catholic region of Münster in Westphalia, from which many of the settlers came). It was mostly comprised from the beginning by German settlers coming from Cincinnati by way of the Miami-Erie Canal bringing their farming skills and Catholic faith with them. A yearly Oktoberfest is celebrated commending Minster's vast history and German roots.


Minster is predominately Roman Catholic, and its St. Augustine's Church is a prominent community landmark. The historic Roman Catholic Convent of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Spiritual Center and Shrine of the Holy Relics is also located to the west off State Route 119 on St. John's Road in nearby Maria Stein in neighboring Mercer County. The Catholic radio network Radio Maria USA operates Anna-licensed station WHJM with a local studio in Minster.

Notable residents


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