Centerville, Ohio facts for kids
Centerville and Washington Township
|Motto: "Progress, Stability"|
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
|• Total||10.85 sq mi (28.10 km2)|
|• Land||10.78 sq mi (27.92 km2)|
|• Water||0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)|
|Elevation||1,020 ft (311 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||23,974|
|• Density||2,226.3/sq mi (859.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||45440, 45458-45459|
|GNIS feature ID||1056237|
|Website||The City of Centerville, Ohio|
Centerville is located at(39.638709, -84.148087). Although the city is located primarily in Montgomery County, a small portion is located in Greene County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.85 square miles (28.10 km2), of which 10.78 square miles (27.92 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.
Centerville and Washington Township voted November 4, 2008 on whether to create a merger commission. The proposed merger commission succeeded in the city but failed in the township.
As of the census of 2010, there were 23,999 people, 10,693 households, and 6,694 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,226.3 inhabitants per square mile (859.6/km2). There were 11,421 housing units at an average density of 1,059.5 per square mile (409.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.2% White, 4.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 10,693 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.78.
The median age in the city was 46.9 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 24.4% 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 23,024 people, 9,996 households, and 6,597 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,257.2 people per square mile (871.5/km²). There were 10,422 housing units at an average density of 1,021.7 per square mile (394.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.33% White, 2.94% African American, 0.13% Native American, 3.17% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.
There were 9,996 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $54,892, and the median income for a family was $68,580. Males had a median income of $52,331 versus $34,881 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,210. About 3.4% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
Arts and culture
Centerville has the largest collection of early stone houses in the state of Ohio. Many are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Town Hall Theatre
The Town Hall Theatre is located in the "Heart of Centerville" and has been serving the community for over 70 years.
Heart of Centerville
The Heart of Centerville features a selection of boutiques, restaurants and businesses in a historic setting which includes Ohio's largest collection of early stone buildings.
Centerville has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:
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