Germantown, Ohio

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Germantown, Ohio
City
Location of Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio
Location of Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°37′38″N 84°21′57″W / 39.62722°N 84.36583°W / 39.62722; -84.36583Coordinates: 39°37′38″N 84°21′57″W / 39.62722°N 84.36583°W / 39.62722; -84.36583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
Government
 • Mayor Steve Boeder
Area[1]
 • Total 4.26 sq mi (11.03 km2)
 • Land 4.26 sq mi (11.03 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 5,547
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 5,525
 • Density 1,302.1/sq mi (502.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 45325, 45327
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-29932[5]
GNIS feature ID 1064716[2]
Website http://www.germantown.oh.us/

Germantown is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,547 at the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Germantown is located at 39°37′38″N 84°21′57″W / 39.62722°N 84.36583°W / 39.62722; -84.36583 (39.627133, -84.365951)[7].

Germantown is situated within German Township, in the south-western part of Montgomery County, Ohio. The town is in an area known as the Twin Valley, due to the Little Twin Creek on its east side, and Big Twin on its west and south sides, being in the forks of these streams.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.26 square miles (11.03 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Germantown Covered Bridge, east of downtown

Germantown was established in 1804 by German-speaking settlers from Berks County. Philip Gunckel, the only member of the group who spoke English, is recognized as Germantown's founder, having laid out the original town plat. [8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,438
1870 1,440 0.1%
1880 1,618 12.4%
1890 1,437 −11.2%
1900 1,702 18.4%
1910 1,778 4.5%
1920 1,827 2.8%
1930 2,029 11.1%
1940 2,095 3.3%
1950 2,478 18.3%
1960 3,399 37.2%
1970 4,088 20.3%
1980 5,015 22.7%
1990 4,916 −2.0%
2000 4,884 −0.7%
2010 5,547 13.6%
Est. 2012 5,525 −0.4%
Sources:[9][10][11][12][13][14][5][15]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 5,547 people, 2,142 households, and 1,584 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,302.1 inhabitants per square mile (502.7 /km2). There were 2,328 housing units at an average density of 546.5 per square mile (211.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 2,142 households of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 37.5 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, Germantown was a village, and there were 4,884 people, 1,898 households, and 1,412 families residing there. The population density was 1,361.2 people per square mile (525.3/km²). There were 1,994 housing units at an average density of 555.7 per square mile (214.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.53% White, 0.37% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

Local Germantown Farm

There were 1,898 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,179, and the median income for a family was $54,617. Males had a median income of $40,156 versus $28,622 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,287. About 4.0% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Germantown village, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "History". Germantown, Ohio. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "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. 

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