Centerville, Ohio

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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: 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
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 an affluent suburb 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]

Geography[edit]

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.[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[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 252
1900 290 15.1%
1910 353 21.7%
1920 335 −5.1%
1930 400 19.4%
1940 561 40.3%
1950 827 47.4%
1960 3,490 322.0%
1970 10,333 196.1%
1980 18,886 82.8%
1990 21,082 11.6%
2000 23,024 9.2%
2010 23,999 4.2%
Est. 2012 23,974 −0.1%
Sources:[11][12] [13][14][15][16][5][17]

2010 census[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Stone houses[edit]

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[edit]

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

Heart of Centerville[edit]

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]

Fourth of July Parade[edit]

The town's Fourth of July parade, the Americana Festival, draws thousands of people each year.

Residents of the city associate most with their neighbors in nearby suburbs Bellbrook and Springboro, as well as Oakwood though the latter is farther away.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

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.[19]

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

Private schools[edit]

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[edit]

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.[20]



Notable people[edit]

Famous people from this community's public secondary school, Centerville High School, include actor Gordon Jump and A. J. Hawk, a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. 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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 400
1940 561 40.3%
1950 827 47.4%
1960 3,490 322.0%
1970 10,333 196.1%
1980 18,953 83.4%
1990 21,082 11.2%
2000 23,024 9.2%
2010 23,999 4.2%

Surrounding communities[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder2". 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, Greene County Auditor's Office, 2002. Accessed 2007-10-23.
  10. ^ Hulsey, Lynn (2008-08-22). "First step in Centerville/Washington Twp. merger to go before voters". Dayton Daily News. 
  11. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Heart of Centerville". Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  19. ^ "Centerville City Schools". Centerville City Schools. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Washington Centerville Public Library". Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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