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Centerville, Ohio

Centerville, Ohio
City
Centerville and Washington Township
Centerville and Washington Township
Official seal of Centerville, Ohio
Seal
Motto: "Progress, Stability"
Location of Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio
Location of Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
Founded 1796
Government
 • Mayor Mark Kingseed
Area[1]
 • Total 10.85 sq mi (28.10 km2)
 • Land 10.78 sq mi (27.92 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,999
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 23,974
 • Density 2,226.3/sq mi (859.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 45440, 45458-45459
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-13190[5]
GNIS feature ID 1056237[2]
Website The City of Centerville, Ohio

Centerville is a city in Montgomery and Greene counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. A part of the Dayton metropolitan area, its population was 23,999 as of the 2010 census.[6]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Arts and culture 3
    • Stone houses 3.1
    • Town Hall Theatre 3.2
    • Heart of Centerville 3.3
  • Education 4
    • Public schools 4.1
    • Private schools 4.2
    • Public library 4.3
  • Notable people 5
  • Sister cities 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Geography

Centerville is located at (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.[1]

Centerville and Washington Township voted November 4, 2008 on whether to create a merger commission.[10] The proposed merger commission succeeded in the city but failed in the township.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 23,999 people, 10,693 households, and 6,694 families residing 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 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 23,024 people, 9,996 households, and 6,597 families residing 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 culture

Stone houses

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 Theatre

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

Heart of Centerville

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.[19]

Education

Public schools

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. Students attend Centerville High School.[20]

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

Private schools

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 library

Nationally ranked Washington-Centerville Public Library offers residents access to more than 380,000 books, movies, Video Games, and music as well as educational programs, community services and research assistance.[21]



Notable people

Famous people from this community's public secondary school, Centerville High School, include actor Gordon Jump and A. J. Hawk, a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals. Centerville native Mike Nugent also played football for Ohio State, and is currently placekicker for the Cincinnati Bengals. Another former OSU player, center Nick Mangold, now plays for the New York Jets. Mangold attended Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering. Kirk Herbstreit, is a Centerville native, and in 1988 was the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year. He played quarterback at Ohio State before becoming a sports analyst on the ESPN program College Gameday. Andy Harmon, former Philadelphia Eagles star and All-Madden Team Member also hails from Centerville. Comic actor Pat Kilbane is from and has a home in Centerville. Singer Stevie Brock and late poker legend Chip Reese were from Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School. Humorist Erma Bombeck lived in Centerville on the same block as future talk show Phil Donahue.

Sister cities

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

See also

References

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External links

  • City of Centerville
  • Heart of Centerville
  • City School School District
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