Springboro, Ohio

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City of Springboro, Ohio
City
Lower Springboro from the air
Lower Springboro from the air
Motto: "Live. Work. Play. Learn. Grow."
Location of Springboro, Ohio
Location of Springboro, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°33′20″N 84°14′00″W / 39.55556°N 84.23333°W / 39.55556; -84.23333Coordinates: 39°33′20″N 84°14′00″W / 39.55556°N 84.23333°W / 39.55556; -84.23333
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Warren, Montgomery
Area[1]
 • Total 9.36 sq mi (24.24 km2)
 • Land 9.36 sq mi (24.24 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 17,409
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 17,643
 • Density 1,859.9/sq mi (718.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45066
Area code(s) 937, 513
FIPS code 39-74076[5]
GNIS feature ID 1061205[2]
Website http://www.cityofspringboro.com/

Springboro, officially known as The City of Springboro is an affluent suburb of Cincinnati and Dayton, located in Warren and Montgomery counties in the U.S. state of Ohio.[6] It is in Warren County's Clearcreek and Franklin Townships and Montgomery County's Miami Township. The city is part of the Miami Valley. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 17,409 and the city is part of a greater metropolitan population of over 3 million.[7] Springboro is also known for having the highest median income of all incorporated cities in Ohio and for being one of the wealthiest in America.

Springboro is located in the geographic center of the Cincinnati-Dayton Metroplex, the 14th largest urban area in the United States and home to 3.3 Million people.[8] Most of the city is located in Warren County, and is part of the Cincinnati–Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area. The far northern portion is in Montgomery County, the central county of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has one school district with one high school, Springboro High School. In 2011, Springboro was ranked the 42nd best place to live in America by Money magazine.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.36 square miles (24.24 km2), all of it land.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Springboro is accessed by 3 of the major freeways in the Cin-Day Metro Region:

  • from the Cincinnati-Dayton Trans-Metropolitan Freeway I‑75 via the SR 73 and Austin Blvd. exits
  • from the 3-C Highway I‑71 via the Kings Mills Rd. SR 741 exit.
  • from the Greater Dayton-Bypass I‑675 via the Yankee Street exit.

SR 741 (Springboro Pike) serves as the main North-South thru-way in Springboro and it connects the city with the urban cores of Cincinnati and Dayton, and it is also used as an alternate route to Interstate-75.

Springboro is served by the Greater Dayton RTA by a single bus stop on the extreme northern border of the city at Austin Landing. Bus service began in 2013 to the dismay of the vast majority of Springboro's residents.

Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is located on Springboro Pike near the city's northern border along the Montgomery-Warren County Line. The airport does not serve commercial airlines, strictly private jets and small planes. The airport also serves as a small museum with a scale-replica of the original Wright-B Flyer. For commercial service, Dayton International Airport and Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport are each about an hour north or south of the city, respectively.

In 2010 Springboro was a proposed location for a high-speed rail station on the 3-C corridor line of the Ohio Hub Network, though federal funding for Ohio High-Speed Rail was turned away by Governor John Kasich.[10]

History[edit]

Settled as early as 1796, Springboro was founded in 1815 by Jonathan Wright, as "Springborough." Jonathan Wright's father Joel was a surveyor who plotted Columbus and Dayton, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. Springboro was predominantly Quaker during its early years.

By the 1830s, two mills and a woolen factory in Springboro had been built up on the abundant springs for which the town was named.[11]

As a stop on the Underground Railroad, Springboro played a significant role by providing hiding places for escaping slaves.[12] On October 17, 1999, Springboro was the first city to erect an Ohio Underground Railroad Historic Marker. The dedication was part of the 4th Annual Ohio Underground Railroad Summit.

Beginning in the late 1990's, Springboro's population began a boom that would redefine the city. Fueled by the growth of the Dayton Area, Springboro transformed from a sleeping town along I-75 into a real estate hotspot and arguably the most desirable area in the Miami Valley. Growth in Springboro led to a new highway exit being created at I-75 & Austin Boulevard and the construction of 3 new schools by the SCCSD in the 2000's. Today Springboro is one of the most important suburbs in the Cincinnati-Dayton metro area due to its stronghold on the growth between the two major cities. The mayor of Springboro is John H. Agenbroad, who was reelected in 2011.

As Springboro's population exploded at the turn of the new millennium, Springboro transformed from a sleeping small town into a bustling affluent suburb. The vast majority of new development occurred to the east of SR-741 (Main Street). This rift created between the new suburbanites and the former "small town community" is slowly disappearing but still imminent in Springboro Culture. It is believed that if the section of Springboro west of SR-741 were removed from the city, and the remainder of Clearcreek Township that is generally considered by locals as "Greater Springboro" were annexed, the city's per-capita income would exceed $100,000 and median family income would exceed $250,000.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 454
1860 512 12.8%
1870 477 −6.8%
1880 553 15.9%
1890 413 −25.3%
1900 433 4.8%
1910 355 −18.0%
1920 341 −3.9%
1930 366 7.3%
1940 466 27.3%
1950 516 10.7%
1960 917 77.7%
1970 2,799 205.2%
1980 4,962 77.3%
1990 6,590 32.8%
2000 12,380 87.9%
2010 17,860 44.3%
Est. 2012 17,643 −1.2%
Sources:[5][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
Western Springboro (Central Ave.)

The median household income for the city between 2008 and 2012 was $95,406 [20] About 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line.[20]

The city is in the Springboro Community City School District. The Springboro Community City Schools ranked Excellent with Distinction in the 2011-2012 school year and received national recognition as a Blue-Ribbon School in 2012. According to CNN Money Magazine, Springboro boasts a perfect 100% of residents attending public and private schools, as well as an above-average college attendance rate.[21] Telephone service is provided through the Springboro, Centerville, and Miamisburg exchanges and Springboro telephone numbers have the Dayton (937) or Cincinnati (513) area code.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 17,442 people, 5,996 households, and 4,871 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,859.9 inhabitants per square mile (718.1 /km2). There were 6,263 housing units at an average density of 669.1 per square mile (258.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 2.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 5,996 households of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.8% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 36.4 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 12,380 people, 4,261 households, and 3,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,405.1 people per square mile (542.6/km²). There were 4,423 housing units at an average density of 502.0 per square mile (193.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 0.99% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 4,261 households, of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.18.

The city's population included 32.3% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

Public safety[edit]

The Springboro police department consists of thirty-two officers and a civilian staff of seven. Chief Kruitoffk is the current police chief.

The Clearcreek Fire District provides fire protection for the City of Springboro and Clearcreek Township. Chief Bob Kidd oversees the department with a staff of approximately 80 firefighters. The district covers 47 square from three stations staffed with 18 firefighters per day. The district responds to around 3,000 calls each year.

Recreation[edit]

Wright "B" Flyer Museum
  • 1911 Wright B Flyer Museum [1] - Free museum, home to a flying replica of the Wright brothers' second airplane, where visitors get a chance to actually fly in the unique aircraft.
  • La Comedia Dinner Theatre - in western Springboro.

The City operates 3 major parks: Community Park, Clearcreek Park, and North Park. Recently, the city has been developing several smaller public park areas, including a plaza in the historic district. Clearcreek Township operates several parks in the area as well, notably Patricia Allyn Park.

Springboro is most known for its golf courses and private parks. Much of the green space belongs to Country Clubs and private neighborhoods, though the city operates a public country club, Heatherwoode CC.

Notable people[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Elva R. Adams. Warren County Revisited. [Lebanon, Ohio]: Warren County Historical Society, 1989.
  • The Centennial Atlas of Warren County, Ohio. Lebanon, Ohio: The Centennial Atlas Association, 1903.
  • Josiah Morrow. The History of Warren County, Ohio. Chicago: W.H. Beers, 1883. (Reprinted several times)
  • Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 6th ed. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, 2001. ISBN 0-89933-281-I
  • William E. Smith. History of Southwestern Ohio: The Miami Valleys. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1964. 3 vols.
  • Warren County Engineer's Office. Official Highway Map 2003. Lebanon, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
  • Emerson Biggens - invented the underwire bra in 1892 while researching gravity effects.

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. 
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  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
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  8. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/1998/11/09/story3.html
  9. ^ "Money Magazine Ranking". Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  10. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-cleveland-columbus
  11. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 425. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  12. ^ Lovelace, Janice (May 2004). Railroad Ties. Cincinnati magazine. p. 39. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ a b http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/3974076.html
  21. ^ http://apps.money.cnn.com/bestplaces_2011/compare_tool_2011.jsp?id=PL3974076,&view=c

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