- Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio
official_name = Centerville, Ohio
established_title = Founded
established_date = 1796
imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Centerville and Washington Township
mapsize1 = 250px
map_caption1 = Location within
Montgomery County, Ohio
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mark Kingseed
unit_pref = Imperial
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_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
Centerville is a city in Montgomery and Greene Counties in the
U.S. stateof 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, Canadaand 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, [ [http://www.ci.centerville.oh.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=552&Itemid=488 The City of Centerville Ohio] Location. City of Centerville, 2006. Accessed 20 May 2007.] a small portion is located in Greene County. [ [http://www.co.greene.oh.us/website/gcMaps Greene County, Ohio] , Greene County Auditor's Office, 2002. Accessed
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. [http://www.daytondailynews.com/search/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/08/22/ddn082208elexweb.html]
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 densitywas 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 incomefor 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
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.
Heart of Centervilleis 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. [http://www.heartofcenterville.com]
The town's Fourth of July parade, the
Americana Festival, draws thousands of people each year.
Washington-Centerville Public Libraryoffers residents access to more than 380,000 books, movies, music, as well as educational programs, community services and research assistance. [http://www.wclibrary.info]
Centerville has two sister cities, as designated by
Sister Cities International:
Famous people from this community's public secondary school, Centerville High School, include actor
Gordon Jumpand A. J. Hawk, a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Centerville native Mike Nugentalso played football for Ohio State, and is currently placekickerfor the New York Jets. A fellow teammate on the OSU football team, Nick Mangold, now also plays for the New York Jetswith Nugent. Mangold attended Archbishop Alter High Schoolin Kettering. Kirk Herbstreit, is a Centerville native, and in 1988 was the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year. He played quarterbackat Ohio State before becoming a sports analyst on the ESPNprogram College Gameday. Andy Harmon, former Philadelphia Eagles star and All-Madden Team Member also hails from Centerville. Comic actor Pat Kilbaneis from and has a home in Centerville. Poker player Chip Reeseis from Centerville and was a graduate of Centerville High School. Singer Stevie Brock, a Centerville native, currently attends Centerville High School.
* [http://www.ci.centerville.oh.us/ City of Centerville]
* [http://www.heartofcenterville.com/ Heart of Centerville]
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