Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio
Aerial view of southern Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States, with the city of Centerville in the distance. The major intersection on the right side of the picture, south of the Yankee Trace Golf Course, is that of Yankee Street and Austin/Social Row Road. Picture taken from a Diamond Eclipse light airplane at an altitude of 3,450 feet MSL and a bearing of approximately 250º.- August 12, 2008
Centerville is an affluent suburb in Montgomery and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. A part of the Dayton metropolitan area, its population was 23,999 as of the 2010 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, 2 kindergarten through first grade schools, and one pre-school. There is also one Catholic K-8 School serving the city. Centerville also has a collection of blue ribbon schools.
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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 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.
Attractions and entertainment
The Town Hall Theatre is located in the "Heart of Centerville" and has been serving the community for over 70 years.
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.
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.
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 Cincinnati Bengals. A player on the OSU football team, Nick Mangold, now plays for the New York Jets. 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. Singer Stevie Brock and late poker legend Chip Reese were from Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School.