Centerville, Ohio

Centerville is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. A part of the Dayton metropolitan area, its population was 23,999 as of the 2010 census.[6]

Centerville, Ohio
Centerville Historic District
Centerville Historic District
Official seal of Centerville, Ohio
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Progress, Stability"
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°38′19″N 84°8′53″W / 39.63861°N 84.14806°W / 39.63861; -84.14806Coordinates: 39°38′19″N 84°8′53″W / 39.63861°N 84.14806°W / 39.63861; -84.14806
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMontgomery
Founded1796
Incorporated1968
Government
 • MayorBrooks Compton
Area
 • Total11.03 sq mi (28.57 km2)
 • Land10.97 sq mi (28.41 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation1,020 ft (310 m)
Population
 • Total23,999
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
23,703
 • Density2,160.71/sq mi (834.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45440, 45458-45459
Area code(s)937, 326
FIPS code39-13190[5]
GNIS feature ID1056237[2]
WebsiteThe City of Centerville, Ohio

GeographyEdit

Centerville is located at 39°38′19″N 84°8′53″W / 39.63861°N 84.14806°W / 39.63861; -84.14806 (39.638709, -84.148087).[7] Although the city is located primarily in Montgomery County,[8] a small portion is located in Greene County.[9]

 
Centerville Municipal Building, the seat of government for the city

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.85 square miles (28.10 km2), of which 10.78 square miles (27.92 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[10]

Centerville and Washington Township voted November 4, 2008 on whether to create a merger commission.[11] The proposed merger commission succeeded in the city but failed in the township.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880274
1890252−8.0%
190029015.1%
191035321.7%
1920335−5.1%
193040019.4%
194056140.3%
195082747.4%
19603,490322.0%
197010,333196.1%
198018,88682.8%
199021,08211.6%
200023,0249.2%
201023,9994.2%
2019 (est.)23,703[4]−1.2%
Sources:[5][12][13][14][15][16][17]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 23,999 people, 10,693 households, and 6,694 families living in the city. The population density was 2,226.3 inhabitants per square mile (859.6/km2). There were 11,421 housing units at an average density of 1,059.5 per square mile (409.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.2% White, 4.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 10,693 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 46.9 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 24.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 23,024 people, 9,996 households, and 6,597 families living in the city. The population density was 2,257.2 people per square mile (871.5/km2). There were 10,422 housing units at an average density of 1,021.7 per square mile (394.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.33% White, 2.94% African American, 0.13% Native American, 3.17% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 9,996 households, out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,892, and the median income for a family was $68,580. Males had a median income of $52,331 versus $34,881 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,210. About 3.4% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and cultureEdit

Stone buildingsEdit

Centerville has the largest collection of early stone houses in the state of Ohio. Many are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Town Hall TheatreEdit

The Town Hall Theatre is located in the "Heart of Centerville" and has been serving the community for over 70 years.

Heart of CentervilleEdit

The Heart of Centerville features a selection of boutiques, restaurants and businesses in a historic setting which includes Ohio's largest collection of early stone buildings.[18]

EducationEdit

Public schoolsEdit

Centerville Public Schools are part of the Centerville City School District. The district has a preschool which is located in each of the two elementary schools teaching kindergarten to first grade. The district also has six elementary schools teaching second through fifth grade, three middle schools teaching sixth through eight grade, as well as one high school and an alternative high school.

The other public schools in this district include:

  • Centerville Primary Village North
  • Centerville Primary Village South (2007)
  • Normandy Elementary School (1963)
  • Stingley Elementary School
  • Driscoll Elementary School
  • W.O. Cline Elementary School (1955)
  • John Hole Elementary School
  • C.W. Magsig Middle School (1924)
  • Hadley E. Watts Middle School (1969)
  • Tower Heights Middle School (1966)
  • Centerville School of Possibilities
  • Centerville High School (1973)[19]


 
Main entrance of Centerville High School, taken May 9, 2014

Private schoolsEdit

There is also one Catholic K-8 School, and a Seventh-day Adventist Pre-12 Preparatory School serving the city. Several of the public and private schools have achieved blue ribbon status.

Public libraryEdit

Nationally ranked Washington-Centerville Public Library offers residents access to more than 380,000 books, audios, movies, and music as well as educational programs, community services, and research assistance for youth and adults.

Notable peopleEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Centerville has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved 2010-03-20.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "The City of Centerville". Retrieved 20 May 2007.
  9. ^ Greene County, Ohio Archived November 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Greene County Auditor's Office, 2002. Accessed 2007-10-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  11. ^ Hulsey, Lynn (2008-08-22). "First step in Centerville/Washington Twp. merger to go before voters". Dayton Daily News.
  12. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Ninth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 1870. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 1880. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. 1960. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Heart of Centerville". Retrieved 2009-08-06.
  19. ^ "Centerville City Schools". Centerville City Schools. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  20. ^ "Centerville graduate chosen as chief of staff to Defense Secretary". daytondailynews.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2017-02-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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