Montgomery County, Ohio


Montgomery County, Ohio
Montgomery County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1, 1803[1]
Named for Richard Montgomery
Seat Dayton
Largest city Dayton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

464 sq mi (1,203 km²)
462 sq mi (1,196 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.85%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

559,062
1,211/sq mi (468/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.mcohio.org

Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. The population was 535,153 in the 2010 Census.[2] It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.[3] The county seat is Dayton.[4] Montgomery County is the fifth most populous county in Ohio.[5]

The county is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 464 square miles (1,200 km2).462 square miles (1,196 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 7,722
1820 15,999 107.2%
1830 24,362 52.3%
1840 31,938 31.1%
1850 38,218 19.7%
1860 52,230 36.7%
1870 64,006 22.5%
1880 78,550 22.7%
1890 100,552 28.0%
1900 130,146 29.4%
1910 163,763 25.8%
1920 209,532 27.9%
1930 273,481 30.5%
1940 295,480 8.0%
1950 398,441 34.8%
1960 527,080 32.3%
1970 606,148 15.0%
1980 571,697 −5.7%
1990 573,809 0.4%
2000 559,062 −2.6%
2010 535,153 −4.3%

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 559,062 people, 229,229 households, and 146,935 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,211 people per square mile (468/km²). There were 248,443 housing units at an average density of 538 per square mile (208/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.57% White, 19.86% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 229,229 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.30% were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.90% were non-families. 30.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,156, and the median income for a family was $50,071. Males had a median income of $38,710 versus $27,297 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,743. About 8.30% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Montgomery County's Greek revival-style courthouse; completed 1850.

Current officials

  • Board of Commissioners:
  • County Auditor: Karl L. Keith (D)
  • Clerk of Courts: Gregory A. Brush (D)
  • County Coroner: James H. Davis (R)
  • County Engineer: Joseph Litvin (D)
  • County Prosecutor: Mathias H. Heck Jr. (D)
  • County Recorder: Willis Blackshear (D)
  • Sheriff: Phil Plummer (R)
  • County Treasurer: Carolyn Rice (D)

See also:

  • Election Results, Montgomery County, Ohio

Politics

In the last five presidential elections Montgomery County has favored the Democratic candidate, but not by large margins.

Presidential election results, 1960–2008
Year Democrat Republican
2008 52.3% 145,997 46.1% 128,679
2004 50.6% 142,997 49.0% 138,371
2000 49.6% 114,597 47.5% 109,792
1996 50.0% 115,469 41.3% 95,391
1992 41.3% 108,017 40.0% 104,751
1988 41.8% 95,737 57.5% 131,569
1984 40.5% 94,016 59.0% 137,053
1980 50.0% 105,110 47.1% 101,443
1976 50.4% 106,468 47.4% 100,223
1972 39.4% 82,231 58.0% 120,998
1968 46.4% 96,082 40.9% 84,766
1964 63.8% 126,633 36.2% 71,979
1960 47.3% 98,325 52.7% 109,602

Communities

Montgomerytownships.PNG
Downtown Dayton, the largest city in Montgomery County

Cities

Villages

Townships

Defunct townships

  • Dayton Township
  • Mad River Township
  • Madison Township
  • Randolph Township
  • Van Buren Township
  • Wayne Township

Census-designated places

Other communities

Education

Post-Secondary Institutions

Public

Private

Public schools

The following public school districts are located partially or entirely in Montgomery County:

Private schools

The following private high schools are located in Montgomery County:

  • Archbishop Alter High School, Kettering (the Knights) (Roman Catholic)
  • Carroll High School, Dayton (the Patriots) (Roman Catholic)
  • Chaminade Julienne High School, Dayton (Eagles) (Roman Catholic/Marianist)
  • Dayton Christian High School, Dayton (the Warriors) (nondenominational Christian)
  • Miami Valley School, Dayton (the Rams) (nonsectarian)
  • Spring Valley Academy, Centerville (Seventh-day Adventist)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Montgomery County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Montgomery.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder2". http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Montgomery County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Archived from the original on 2008-03-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20080327231347/http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39113&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Ohio 2010 Census Population For Counties". http://www.development.ohio.gov/research/documents/RevisedCounties2010.pdf. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links


Coordinates: 39°45′N 84°17′W / 39.75°N 84.29°W / 39.75; -84.29


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