Deerfield Township, Warren County, Ohio
|Deerfield Township, Warren County, Ohio|
|Motto: "Choose Deerfield"|
|• Total||16.8 sq mi (43.6 km2)|
|• Land||16.6 sq mi (43.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Elevation||840 ft (256 m)|
|• Density||1,534.2/sq mi (592.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087112|
|Website||Choose Deerfield Township|
Deerfield Township, one of the eleven townships of Warren County, Ohio, United States, is located in the southwest corner of the county. The most urbanized of the eleven, it had 36,059 people in the 2010 census. Before that, it had 25,515 people in the 2000 census and 26,359 in the 1990 census. (The drop from 1990 to 2000 is because the city of Mason, which was included in the 1990 figures, withdrew from the township in February 1997.) Until it was annexed into Mason in 1997, Kings Island amusement park was in the township. Statewide, other Deerfield Townships are located in Morgan, Portage, and Ross Counties.
One of the original four townships of Warren County, it was created on May 10, 1803, when the county was just nine days old. As originally created, it included all of what is now Union, the southern part of Turtlecreek Township, and Salem north of the Little Miami River.
Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Turtlecreek Township - north
- Union Township - northeast
- Hamilton Township - east
- Symmes Township, Hamilton County - south
- Sycamore Township, Hamilton County - southwest
- West Chester Township, Butler County - west
- Liberty Township, Butler County - northwest
The median age for males in the township is 33.4 years of age. The median age for females in the township is 33.8 years of age.
The median income for a household in the township was $84,427 in 2008. In 1999, the median income for a household in the township was $71,800.
The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
Members of the board include President Dan Corey, Vice-President Pete Patterson, and Chris Romano. The fiscal officer is John R. Wahle.
Voters in 2002 rejected a proposal to expand the board of trustees to five members.
Most of the township is in the Mason City and Kings Local School Districts, but the extreme southwest corner of the township is in the Princeton City School District. Telephone service is provided through the Mason exchange through most of the township, but the southeastern part is in the Little Miami exchange. Mail is provided through the Mason, Lebanon, Kings Mills, Maineville, and Loveland post offices and the Sharonville and Sycamore branches of the Cincinnati post office.
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