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Preble County, Ohio

Preble County, Ohio
Preble County Courthouse
Seal of Preble County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Preble County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1808[1][2]
Named for Edward Preble
Seat Eaton
Largest city Eaton
Area
 • Total 426 sq mi (1,103 km2)
 • Land 424 sq mi (1,098 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 42,270
 • Density 100/sq mi (39/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .org.prebcowww

Preble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,270.[3] Its county seat is Eaton.[4] The county was formed on February 15, 1808 from portions of Butler and Montgomery Counties. It is named for Edward Preble, a naval officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and against the Barbary Pirates.[5]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Rivers and streams 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
    • Public school districts 3.1
    • Higher education 3.2
  • Communities 4
    • City 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Townships 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
  • Notable residents 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 424 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.5%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

Rivers and streams

  • Big Ole Fat Creek
  • Four Mile Creek
  • Harker's Run
  • Seven Mile Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Prices Creek
  • Goose's Creek

Demographics

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 42,337 people, 16,001 households, and 12,144 families residing in the county. The population density was 100 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 17,186 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,001 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,093, and the median income for a family was $47,547. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $23,573 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,444. About 4.50% of families and 6.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.00% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public school districts

Higher education

Communities

Map of Preble County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Preble County Commissioners' Website: History". Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Preble County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Preble County data".  
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  13. ^ http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3JNV/ "College Corner School - Ohio/Indiana border" Waymark

External links

  • Preble County Commissioners
  • Eaton-Preble County Chamber of Commerce
  • Preble County District Library
  • Preble County Information Resource

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