Preble County, Ohio

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Preble County, Ohio
Preble County Courthouse.jpg
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 426.46 sq mi (1,105 km2)
 • Land 424.12 sq mi (1,098 km2)
 • Water 2.34 sq mi (6 km2), 0.55%
Population
 • (2010) 42,270
 • Density 99.7/sq mi (38/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.prebco.org

Preble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,270, which is a decrease of 0.2% from 42,337 in 2000.[3] Its county seat is Eaton.[4] The county is named for Edward Preble, a naval officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and against the Barbary Pirates.[5]

History[edit]

Preble County was formed on February 15, 1808 from portions of Butler County and Montgomery County. It named after Edward Preble, a marine officer in the American Revolutionary War of 1812.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 426.46 square miles (1,104.5 km2), of which 424.12 square miles (1,098.5 km2) (or 99.45%) is land and 2.34 square miles (6.1 km2) (or 0.55%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Rivers and streams[edit]

  • Seven Mile Creek
  • Four Mile Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Big Ole Fat Creek

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 3,304
1820 10,237 209.8%
1830 16,291 59.1%
1840 19,482 19.6%
1850 21,736 11.6%
1860 21,820 0.4%
1870 21,809 −0.1%
1880 24,533 12.5%
1890 23,421 −4.5%
1900 23,713 1.2%
1910 23,834 0.5%
1920 23,238 −2.5%
1930 22,455 −3.4%
1940 23,329 3.9%
1950 27,081 16.1%
1960 32,498 20.0%
1970 34,719 6.8%
1980 38,223 10.1%
1990 40,113 4.9%
2000 42,337 5.5%
2010 42,270 −0.2%
Est. 2012 41,886 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census[8] 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.

Government[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Preble County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Education[edit]

Public school districts[edit]

Higher education[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 "Preble County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Preble County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3JNV/ "College Corner School - Ohio/Indiana border" Waymark

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°44′N 84°39′W / 39.74°N 84.65°W / 39.74; -84.65