Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio

Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Centerville, Ohio
settlement_type = City
nickname =
motto =
established_title = Founded
established_date = 1796

imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Centerville and Washington Township


mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio

mapsize1 = 250px
map_caption1 = Location within Montgomery County, Ohio

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Montgomery

government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mark Kingseed
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =

area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 26.5
area_land_km2 = 26.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 10.2
area_land_sq_mi = 10.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 23024
population_density_km2 = 871.5
population_density_sq_mi = 2257.2

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 311
elevation_ft = 1020
latd = 39 |latm = 38 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 8 |longs = 53 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 45440, 45458-45459
area_code = 937
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 39-13190GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1056237GR|3
website =
footnotes =

Centerville is a city in Montgomery and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. A part of the Greater Dayton Area, its population was 23,122 as of the 2000 census. The mayor of Centerville is Mark Kingseed.

Centerville has the largest collection of early stone houses in the state of Ohio. Many are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Centerville is sister city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony, Germany. Besides one high school, Centerville has an alternative high school, 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, one kindergarten through first grade school, and one pre-school. There is also one Catholic K-8 School serving the city. Centerville also has a collection of blue ribbon schools.


Centerville is located at coor dms|39|38|19|N|84|8|53|W|city (39.638709, -84.148087)GR|1. Although the city is located primarily in Montgomery County, [ [ The City of Centerville Ohio] Location. City of Centerville, 2006. Accessed 20 May 2007.] a small portion is located in Greene County. [ [ Greene County, Ohio] , Greene County Auditor's Office, 2002. Accessed 2007-10-23.]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), of which, 10.2 square miles (26.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.2%) is water.

Centerville and Washington Township will vote November 4, 2008 on whether to create a merger study commission. []


As of the censusGR|2 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/sq mi (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.

Attractions and entertainment

The Town Hall Theatre, run by the Recreation Center, is located in the "Heart of Centerville", and has been serving the community for over 70 years.

The Heart of Centerville is where you'll find a fabulous selection of boutiques, restaurants and businesses in a quaint historic setting. In addition you'll find Ohio's largest collection of early stone buildings. []

The town's Fourth of July parade, the Americana Festival, draws thousands of people each year.

Nationally ranked Washington-Centerville Public Library offers residents access to more than 380,000 books, movies, music, as well as educational programs, community services and research assistance. []

ister cities

Centerville has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:
* Waterloo, Ontario
* Bad Zwischenahn

Famous people

Famous people from this community's public secondary school, Centerville High School, include actor Gordon Jump and A. J. Hawk, a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Centerville native Mike Nugent also played football for Ohio State, and is currently placekicker for the New York Jets. A fellow teammate on the OSU football team, Nick Mangold, now also plays for the New York Jets with Nugent. Mangold attended Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering. Kirk Herbstreit, is a Centerville native, and in 1988 was the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year. He played quarterback at Ohio State before becoming a sports analyst on the ESPN program College Gameday. Andy Harmon, former Philadelphia Eagles star and All-Madden Team Member also hails from Centerville. Comic actor Pat Kilbane is from and has a home in Centerville. Poker player Chip Reese is from Centerville and was a graduate of Centerville High School. Singer Stevie Brock, a Centerville native, currently attends Centerville High School.

ee also

*Centerville City School District, Montgomery County, Ohio
*Mad River Road
*State Route 48
*State Route 725


External links

* [ City of Centerville]

* [ Heart of Centerville]

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