The Greene Town Center mall
Location of Beavercreek in Ohio
|• Mayor||Brian Jarvis (R)|
|• Vice Mayor||Debborah Wallace|
|• Total||26.44 sq mi (68.48 km2)|
|• Land||26.40 sq mi (68.38 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||873 ft (266 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||45,780|
|• Density||1,711.9/sq mi (661.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1048393|
Beavercreek is the largest city in Greene County, Ohio, United States, and is the second largest suburb of Dayton behind Kettering. The population was 45,193 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Beavercreek area was settled in the early 1800s. A part of Beavercreek Township was incorporated and became the City of Beavercreek in February 1980. The township includes the area known as Trebein. The city boasts two golf courses, Beavercreek Golf Club (Public) and The Country Club of the North (Private). Many Beavercreek residents work on the nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Mall at Fairfield Commons and The Greene Town Center are two malls in the city. In terms of number of residents in an incorporated area, Beavercreek is third in the region behind Dayton and Kettering. In 2007, Beavercreek ranked 84th in Money's Top 100 places to live. General Janet C. Wolfenbarger, former Vice Commander, Air Force Material Command and highest-ranking woman in the United States Air Force (as of 1 January 2010), hails from Beavercreek and is 1976 graduate of Beavercreek High School.
According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 26.44 square miles (68.5 km2), of which 26.40 square miles (68.4 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.
The median income for a household in the city was $68,801, and the median income for a family was $75,965 (these figures had risen to $76,243 and $89,094 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $55,270 versus $33,572 for females. The per capita income for the city was $48,298. About 1.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 45,193 people, 18,195 households, and 12,542 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,711.9 inhabitants per square mile (661.0/km2). There were 19,449 housing units at an average density of 736.7 per square mile (284.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.5% White, 2.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.9% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.
There were 18,195 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
Beavercreek is governed by seven City Council members, elected at large with rotating terms every four years. Council members are elected in odd number years for terms beginning in even numbered years. The council member receiving the most votes in the most recent election cycle also serves in the position of Mayor for a term of 2 years, which primarily entails responsibility for presiding at City Council meetings, representing the City at local events, and other ceremonial duties. The current Mayor is Brian Jarvis, elected in November 2013 for a term starting January 2014. City Council members are limited to two consecutive four year terms.
Council Members and term start years:
- Brian Jarvis (Mayor) - 2014
- Debborah Wallace (Vice-Mayor) - 2014
- Vicki Giambrone - 2012
- Jerry Petrak - 2012
- Melissa Litteral - 2012
- Zach Upton - 2012
- Chad Whilding - 2014
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the City according to the city's Charter. The City Manager provides for the overall management direction and oversight of the City organization and is responsible for its efficient and effective operation in accordance with the policies, programs and regulations established by the City Council. The City Manager is also responsible for initiating proposals and providing advice, information and research to the City Council concerning the formulation of municipal policies, practices and projects. The current City Manager is Mike Cornell.
The City of Beavercreek has a Public-access television cable TV channel, on which all public meetings can be seen live and are rerun later. Planning Commission meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month and City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of every month except December.
Schools and libraries
Beavercreek City School District consists of 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school.
Currently, Beavercreek City Schools are researching possible methods to raise revenue in response to enrollment growth in the district. On November 4, 2008, Beavercreek residents passed a $84 million bond issue that will be used to build an elementary and middle school and renovate buildings district-wide. Beavercreek is served by a branch of the Greene County Public Library.
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