Preble County, Ohio
|Preble County, Ohio|
Preble County Courthouse
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1808|
|Named for||Edward Preble|
|• 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%|
|• Density||99.7/sq mi (38/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Preble County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,270, which is a decrease of 0.2% from 42,337 in 2000. Its county seat is Eaton. It is named for Edward Preble, a naval officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and against the Barbary Pirates.
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.
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.
- Darke County (north)
- Montgomery County (east)
- Butler County (south)
- Union County, Indiana (southwest)
- Wayne County, Indiana (northwest)
Rivers and streams
- Seven Mile Creek
- Four Mile Creek
- Twin Creek
- Big Ole Fat Creek
As of the census 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.
- Benjamin Hanby - wrote the Christmas carol "Up On The House Top" while living in Preble County.
- Andrew L. Harris - Civil War general and former governor of Ohio.
- William Stephens - former governor of California.
Public school districts
- Eaton Community Schools
- Eaton High School, Eaton (the Eagles)
- National Trail Local School District
- National Trail High School, New Paris (the Blazers)
- Preble Shawnee Local School District
- Preble Shawnee High School, Camden (the Arrows)
- Tri-County North Local School District
- Tri-County North High School, Lewisburg (the Panthers)
- Twin Valley Community Local School District
- Twin Valley South High School, West Alexandria (the Panthers)
- Union County College Corner Joint School District
- College Corner Union School (grades K-5) is physically located in both Ohio and Indiana (the state line runs through the middle of the building) and serves students from both College Corner, Ohio, and West College Corner, Indiana. After finishing fifth grade, Preble County students attend Union County Middle School and Union County High School, both located across the state line in Liberty, Indiana.
- Sinclair Community College
- Preble County Learning Center, Eaton
- "Welcome to the Preble County Commissioners' Website: History". Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Ohio County Profiles: Preble County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Preble County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Preble County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28.[dead link]
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3JNV/ "College Corner School - Ohio/Indiana border" Waymark
- Preble County Commissioners
- Eaton-Preble County Chamber of Commerce
- Preble County District Library
- Preble County Information Resource
||Wayne County, Indiana||Darke County|
|Union County, Indiana||Butler County|