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Preble County, Ohio
Seal of Preble County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Preble County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1808
Seat Eaton
Largest City Eaton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

426 sq mi (1,103 km²)
424 sq mi (1,098 km²)
2.3 sq mi (6 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

42,270
100/sq mi (39/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.prebco.org
Named for: Edward Preble

Preble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,270. Its county seat is Eaton. 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.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

Rivers and streams

  • Big Ole Fat Creek
  • Four Mile Creek
  • Harker's Run
  • Seven Mile Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Prices Creek
  • Goose's Creek
  • Blair stream
  • Lake Farva
  • Joey creek

Demographics

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. 2015 41,329 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census 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

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 42,270 people, 16,341 households, and 11,867 families residing in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 34.3% were German, 14.6% were Irish, 12.7% were American, and 11.5% were English.

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.

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.

Communities

Map of Preble County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Preble County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

  • Dixon
  • Gasper
  • Gratis
  • Harrison
  • Israel
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lanier
  • Monroe
  • Somers
  • Twin
  • Washington

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities


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