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Cedarville, Ohio
Cedarville's historic opera house
Cedarville's historic opera house
Location of Cedarville, Ohio
Location of Cedarville, Ohio
Location of Cedarville in Greene County
Location of Cedarville in Greene County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
 • Total 1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)
 • Land 1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
1,050 ft (320 m)
 • Total 4,019
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,300.23/sq mi (1,274.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-12784
GNIS feature ID 1056780

Cedarville is a village in Greene County, Ohio, United States. The village is within the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,019 at the 2010 census.


Cedarville was originally known as Milford, and under the latter name was platted in 1816. A post office called Massies Creek was established in 1837, and the name was changed to Cedarville in 1843. The present name is for cedar trees near the original town site.

For many years beginning in the 1880s, public life in Cedarville centered around the downtown Cedarville Opera House; it survives to the present day, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Cedarville is located at 39°44′34″N 83°48′26″W / 39.74278°N 83.80722°W / 39.74278; -83.80722 (39.742796, -83.807084). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.32 square miles (3.42 km2), of which 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 688
1870 753 9.4%
1880 1,181 56.8%
1890 1,355 14.7%
1900 1,189 −12.3%
1910 1,059 −10.9%
1920 1,028 −2.9%
1930 940 −8.6%
1940 1,034 10.0%
1950 1,292 25.0%
1960 1,702 31.7%
1970 2,342 37.6%
1980 2,799 19.5%
1990 3,210 14.7%
2000 3,828 19.3%
2010 4,019 5.0%
2019 (est.) 4,320 7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,019 people, 686 households, and 411 families living in the village. The population density was 3,139.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,212.3/km2). There were 759 housing units at an average density of 593.0 per square mile (229.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.4% White, 2.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 686 households, of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.1% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 21 years. 9.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 66.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 8.4% were from 25 to 44; 9.8% were from 45 to 64; and 6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.



To celebrate its distinction as the birthplace of James H. Kyle, Cedarville commemorates Labor Day with CedarFest, an annual festival including a parade, a performance by the Cedarville High School Marching Band, pancake breakfast at the fire station, carnival games and rides,a community church service, and exhibitions of local cuisine. The weekend is capped by a fireworks display on the Sunday before Labor Day in Cedar Park.

Little Town of Lights

The Little Town of Lights is held annually on the first weekend of December. Residents coordinate their outdoor lighted decorations (traditionally empty gallon milk jugs with a candle placed inside) and also compete for the best display. There are also hay rides, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, outdoor caroling and samples of local cuisine. There is a live Nativity scene complete with live animals located outside of Grace Baptist Church, where they also offer homemade cookies.


The Cedar Cliff Local School District operates three public schools combined in one building in the village: Cedarville Elementary School, Cedarville Middle School, and Cedarville High School. The Cedar Cliff Local School District gets its name from the two towns which it serves, Cedarville and Clifton.

Cedarville University, a Baptist institution, has been in operation at Cedarville since 1887.

Cedarville has a public library, a branch of the Greene County Public Library.

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