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Beavercreek, Ohio
From top left, left to right: The Greene Town Center, 9/11 Memorial, Aerial view of northern Beavercreek, Little Beaver Creek, Beavercreek High School
From top left, left to right: The Greene Town Center, 9/11 Memorial, Aerial view of northern Beavercreek, Little Beaver Creek, Beavercreek High School
Location of Beavercreek in Greene County
Location of Beavercreek in Greene County
Beavercreek, Ohio is located in Ohio
Beavercreek, Ohio
Beavercreek, Ohio
Location in Ohio
Beavercreek, Ohio is located in the United States
Beavercreek, Ohio
Beavercreek, Ohio
Location in the United States
Beavercreek, Ohio is located in North America
Beavercreek, Ohio
Beavercreek, Ohio
Location in North America
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
Incorporated 1980
Area
 • Total 26.63 sq mi (68.96 km2)
 • Land 26.59 sq mi (68.86 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
873 ft (266 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 46,549
 • Density 1,795.52/sq mi (693.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area codes 937, 326
FIPS code 39-04720
GNIS feature ID 1048393

Beavercreek is the largest city in Greene County, Ohio, United States, and is the second-largest suburb of Dayton. The population was 46,549 at the 2020 census. It is part of Metro Dayton. 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.

Many Beavercreek residents work at nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In terms of number of residents in an incorporated area, Beavercreek is third in the region behind Dayton and Kettering. The city features two golf courses and two shopping malls. In 2007, Beavercreek ranked 84th in Money's Top 100 places to live.

Geography

Beavercreek is located at 39°43′46″N 84°3′44″W / 39.72944°N 84.06222°W / 39.72944; -84.06222 (39.729359, -84.062310), approximately five miles east of downtown Dayton.

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 31,589
1990 33,626 6.4%
2000 37,984 13.0%
2010 45,193 19.0%
2019 (est.) 47,741 5.6%
Population 1980-2000.

2010 census

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.

Education

Beavercreek City School District consists of 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, a separate ninth grade campus, and 1 high school. Beavercreek has a public library, a branch of the Greene County Public Library.

Notable people

General Janet C. Wolfenbarger, former Commander, Air Force Material Command and the first female four-star general of the United States Air Force is from Beavercreek and is a 1976 graduate of Beavercreek High School. Taylor Ewert, 2020 graduate of Beavercreek High School, was named Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2020. Aftab Pureval, 2001 graduate of Beavercreek High School, became the 70th mayor of Cincinnati in January 2022 becoming the city's first mayor of Asian descent.

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