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 U.S. 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 sq mi (1,103 km2)
 • Land 424 sq mi (1,098 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 42,270
 • Density 100/sq mi (39/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. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,270.[3] Its county seat is Eaton.[4] The county was formed on February 15, 1808 from portions of Butler and Montgomery Counties. It is named for Edward Preble, a naval officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and against the Barbary Pirates.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 424 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.5%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Rivers and streams[edit]

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. 2016 41,247 [9] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2013[3]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[14] 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 42,270 people, 16,341 households, and 11,867 families residing in the county.[15] The population density was 99.7 inhabitants per square mile (38.5/km2). There were 17,888 housing units at an average density of 42.2 per square mile (16.3/km2).[16] The racial makeup of the county was 97.6% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.6% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 34.3% were German, 14.6% were Irish, 12.7% were American, and 11.5% were English.[17]

Of the 16,341 households, 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.4% were non-families, and 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 40.9 years.[15]

The median income for a household in the county was $49,780 and the median income for a family was $57,711. Males had a median income of $46,383 versus $30,876 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,290. About 6.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.[18]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.7% 15,446 20.9% 4,325 4.4% 910
2012 66.9% 13,535 30.7% 6,211 2.4% 479
2008 64.4% 13,562 33.3% 6,999 2.3% 488
2004 65.0% 13,734 34.4% 7,274 0.6% 119
2000 61.5% 11,176 35.1% 6,375 3.4% 615
1996 47.5% 8,139 38.6% 6,611 13.9% 2,383
1992 44.3% 8,023 30.7% 5,557 25.0% 4,518
1988 67.0% 10,297 32.1% 4,937 1.0% 147
1984 71.8% 11,065 27.3% 4,198 0.9% 140
1980 56.9% 8,376 36.8% 5,416 6.3% 931
1976 52.2% 6,654 45.9% 5,850 1.9% 243
1972 70.3% 8,993 27.1% 3,472 2.6% 330
1968 52.6% 6,544 30.7% 3,817 16.7% 2,073
1964 43.5% 5,839 56.5% 7,574
1960 61.7% 8,802 38.3% 5,467
1956 63.9% 8,099 36.1% 4,574
1952 63.5% 8,405 36.5% 4,836
1948 55.5% 5,837 44.3% 4,656 0.2% 23
1944 57.6% 6,609 42.4% 4,872
1940 53.2% 6,511 46.8% 5,735
1936 45.5% 5,593 51.8% 6,366 2.7% 331
1932 44.8% 5,205 53.5% 6,221 1.7% 199
1928 65.2% 6,693 34.2% 3,513 0.6% 57
1924 56.8% 5,676 40.3% 4,033 2.9% 292
1920 55.7% 6,258 43.9% 4,933 0.4% 40
1916 45.2% 2,881 53.1% 3,387 1.8% 112
1912 34.7% 2,135 46.4% 2,859 18.9% 1,164
1908 51.0% 3,519 47.1% 3,247 2.0% 135
1904 54.9% 3,647 42.0% 2,792 3.2% 210
1900 51.4% 3,548 46.5% 3,206 2.1% 145
1896 49.6% 3,300 48.9% 3,254 1.6% 105
1892 49.4% 2,957 45.1% 2,699 5.5% 331
1888 49.1% 3,157 46.1% 2,966 4.9% 312
1884 51.2% 3,178 45.4% 2,817 3.4% 211
1880 53.0% 3,183 45.2% 2,711 1.8% 109
1876 53.5% 3,004 45.4% 2,551 1.1% 64
1872 56.1% 2,715 43.4% 2,101 0.4% 20

Education[edit]

Public school districts[edit]

Higher education[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Preble County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Preble County Commissioners' Website: History". Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Preble County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Preble County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "GNIS Detail - Little Four Mile Creek". geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  8. ^ "GNIS Detail - Price Creek". geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  17. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  18. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  19. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  20. ^ http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3JNV/ "College Corner School - Ohio/Indiana border" Waymark

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