The Samuel Spitler House, a historic landmark in the city
|Motto: " A Proud And Progressive Community "|
Location of Brookville, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
|• Mayor||David Seagraves|
|• Total||3.82 sq mi (9.89 km2)|
|• Land||3.82 sq mi (9.89 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,030 ft (314 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||5,873|
|• Density||1,540.3/sq mi (594.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056728|
Brookville is a small city in northwestern Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,884 at the 2010 census, an increase from 5,289 in 2000. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Brookville was first established in 1832 when Warren Estabrook opened a general store just north of the present-day intersection of Main and Wolf Creek Streets. This small community began to grow in 1844 when the Wolf Creek Turnpike was opened from Dayton to Brookville.
The village land was surveyed and platted by Jacob Frees April 13, 1850, for Jacob Flory, the proprietor of fifteen lots. By 1855, the Brookville post office was established, with Moses Wagaman as Postmaster. Due to the community's continued growth, Brookville's 425 citizens incorporated on September 9, 1874.
Brookville's early growth was a direct result of its relationship with road and rail. The early trails through Brookville were the result of the work by the men under the lead of General Anthony Wayne. In 1793 his men cleared old Indian trails for easier travel.
By 1848, rail construction through Brookville had started. Housing and businesses started began to thrive with the influx of workers. The rail would connect Dayton and Greenville.
The line became a reality June 10, 1852 as the Dayton and Greenville Railroad Company was ready for travel. Railroads influence on Brookville throughout the late 19th Century into the 20th Century helped shape the modern structure of the village. Depots and warehouses sprang up to deal with all the commerce rail created.
One of the most infamous events from the Brookville rail era was the Labor Day tragedy of 1945 involving the collision between The Spirit of St. Louis Special train and a car at the Albert Rd. crossing.
Brookville has continued to grow rapidly, with many new residential areas being developed from downtown to the edge of the community, including townhouses and luxury log cabins. It has been estimated that the number of houses in the city rose from 1,040 to 2,740 between 1990 and 2008.
Brookville is served by three buses on weekdays to downtown Dayton via the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Route 40.
Brookville is located at (39.836153, -84.417006).
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,884 people, 2,508 households, and 1,626 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,540.3 inhabitants per square mile (594.7/km2). There were 2,684 housing units at an average density of 702.6 per square mile (271.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 2,508 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,289 people, 2,204 households, and 1,463 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,570.6 people per square mile (606.0/km²). There were 2,326 housing units at an average density of 690.7 per square mile (266.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.71% White, 0.08% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.
There were 2,204 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $48,068. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,124. About 3.3% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
In popular culture
Brookville was mentioned by actor Kyle Chandler in the 2011 film Super 8 (film).
Kathy Shower, Playboy Magazine's 1986 Playmate of the year, is from Brookville.
Brookville is the home to the 2012 Homecoming Queen at the Ohio State University, Aliza Bruchs
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