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Preble County, Ohio
Preble County Courthouse.jpg
Preble County Courthouse
Seal of Preble County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Preble County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1808[1][2]
Named for Edward Preble
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
 - (2020)
 - Density

40,999
auto/sq mi (Expression error: Unrecognized word "auto"./km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.prebco.org

Preble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 40,999,[3] down 3.0% from the 2010 census population of 42,270.[4] Its county seat is Eaton.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

Adjacent counties[]

Rivers and streams[]

  • Little Four Mile Creek[8]
  • Harker's Run
  • Seven Mile Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Price Creek[9]
  • Goose Creek
  • Pottinger Run

Demographics[]

Historical populations
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%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2020 [14]

2020 census[]

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 40,999 living in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 94.8% white, 0.5% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity made up 0.9% of the population.[15]

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 42,270 people, 16,341 households, and 11,867 families living in the county.[16] 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).[17] 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.[16] In terms of ancestry, 34.3% were German, 14.6% were Irish, 12.7% were American, and 11.5% were English.[18]

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.[16]

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.[19]

2000 census[]

As of the census[20] of 2000, there were 42,337 people, 16,001 households, and 12,144 families living 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.

Politics[]

Preble County is a Republican stronghold in presidential elections. The last time it supported a Democratic nominee was for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, and it only supported a Democrat four other times in the 20th century. Carter's 1976 victory is the last time a Democrat received more than 45 percent of the county's vote.

United States presidential election results for Preble County, Ohio[21]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 17,022 77.94% 4,493 20.57% 325 1.49%
2016 15,446 74.69% 4,325 20.91% 910 4.40%
2012 13,535 66.92% 6,211 30.71% 479 2.37%
2008 13,562 64.43% 6,999 33.25% 488 2.32%
2004 13,734 65.01% 7,274 34.43% 119 0.56%
2000 11,176 61.52% 6,375 35.09% 615 3.39%
1996 8,139 47.50% 6,611 38.59% 2,383 13.91%
1992 8,023 44.33% 5,557 30.71% 4,518 24.96%
1988 10,297 66.95% 4,937 32.10% 147 0.96%
1984 11,065 71.84% 4,198 27.25% 140 0.91%
1980 8,376 56.89% 5,416 36.79% 931 6.32%
1976 6,654 52.20% 5,850 45.89% 243 1.91%
1972 8,993 70.29% 3,472 27.14% 330 2.58%
1968 6,544 52.63% 3,817 30.70% 2,073 16.67%
1964 5,839 43.53% 7,574 56.47% 0 0.00%
1960 8,802 61.69% 5,467 38.31% 0 0.00%
1956 8,099 63.91% 4,574 36.09% 0 0.00%
1952 8,405 63.48% 4,836 36.52% 0 0.00%
1948 5,837 55.51% 4,656 44.28% 23 0.22%
1944 6,609 57.56% 4,872 42.44% 0 0.00%
1940 6,511 53.17% 5,735 46.83% 0 0.00%
1936 5,593 45.51% 6,366 51.80% 331 2.69%
1932 5,205 44.77% 6,221 53.51% 199 1.71%
1928 6,693 65.21% 3,513 34.23% 57 0.56%
1924 5,676 56.75% 4,033 40.33% 292 2.92%
1920 6,258 55.72% 4,933 43.92% 40 0.36%
1916 2,881 45.16% 3,387 53.09% 112 1.76%
1912 2,135 34.67% 2,859 46.43% 1,164 18.90%
1908 3,519 50.99% 3,247 47.05% 135 1.96%
1904 3,647 54.85% 2,792 41.99% 210 3.16%
1900 3,548 51.43% 3,206 46.47% 145 2.10%
1896 3,300 49.56% 3,254 48.87% 105 1.58%
1892 2,957 49.39% 2,699 45.08% 331 5.53%
1888 3,157 49.06% 2,966 46.09% 312 4.85%
1884 3,178 51.21% 2,817 45.39% 211 3.40%
1880 3,183 53.02% 2,711 45.16% 109 1.82%
1876 3,004 53.46% 2,551 45.40% 64 1.14%
1872 2,715 56.14% 2,101 43.44% 20 0.41%
1868 2,738 58.93% 1,908 41.07% 0 0.00%
1864 2,687 61.25% 1,700 38.75% 0 0.00%
1860 2,596 59.24% 1,733 39.55% 53 1.21%
1856 2,249 55.08% 1,561 38.23% 273 6.69%



Education[]

Public school districts[]

  • Eaton Community Schools
    • Eaton High School, Eaton (the Eagles)
  • National Trail Local School District
    • National Trail High School, New Paris (the Blazers)
  • Preble Shawnee Local School District
    • Preble Shawnee High School, Camden (the Arrows)
  • Tri-County North Local School District
    • Tri-County North High School, Lewisburg (the Panthers)
  • Twin Valley Community Local School District
    • Twin Valley South High School, West Alexandria (the Panthers)
  • Union County College Corner Joint School District (the Patriots)
    • College Corner Union School (grades K-5) is physically located in both Ohio and Indiana (the state line runs through the middle of the building) and serves students from both College Corner, Ohio, and West College Corner, Indiana. After finishing fifth grade, Preble County students attend Union County Middle School and Union County High School, both located across the state line in Liberty, Indiana.[22]

Higher education[]

  • Sinclair Community College
    • Preble County Learning Center, Eaton

Communities[]

Map of Preble County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City[]

  • Eaton (county seat)

Villages[]

  • College Corner
  • Camden
  • Eldorado
  • Gratis
  • Lewisburg
  • New Paris
  • Verona
  • West Alexandria
  • West Elkton
  • West Manchester

Townships[]

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

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated place[]

  • Lake Lakengren

Other unincorporated communities[]

  • Brennersville
  • Brinley
  • Browns
  • Campbellstown
  • Cedar Springs
  • Dadsville
  • Ebenezer
  • Enterprise
  • Fairhaven
  • Gettysburg
  • Greenbush
  • Hamburg
  • Ingomar
  • Morning Sun
  • Muttonville
  • New Hope
  • New Lexington
  • New Westville
  • Oklahoma
  • Sampleville
  • Sugar Valley
  • Talawanda Springs
  • West Florence
  • West Sonora
  • Wheatville

Notable residents[]

  • Sherwood Anderson - writer
  • Victor J. Banis - "the godfather of modern popular gay fiction."
  • Benjamin Hanby - wrote the Christmas carol "Up On The House Top" while living in Preble County.
  • Andrew L. Harris - Civil War general and former governor of Ohio.
  • William Stephens - former governor of California.

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Preble County, Ohio
  • Preble County District Library

References[]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Preble County Commissioners' Website: History". http://www.prebco.org/preble_county_history.htm. 
  2. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Preble County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Preble.pdf. 
  3. ^ Preble County, Ohio Demographics and Housing 2020 Decennial Census | cincinnati.com
  4. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39135.html. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  6. ^ "Preble County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39135&sid=0. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_39.txt. 
  8. ^ "GNIS Detail - Little Four Mile Creek" (in en-us). http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:%20438063. 
  9. ^ "GNIS Detail - Price Creek" (in en-us). http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:%201079587. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/oh190090.txt. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  14. ^ 2020 census
  15. ^ Preble County, Ohio Demographics and Housing 2020 Decennial Census | cincinnati.com
  16. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US39135. 
  17. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US39135. 
  18. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US39135. 
  19. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US39135. 
  20. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  21. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  22. ^ "College Corner School - Ohio/Indiana border - Border Crossings on Waymarking.com" (in en). http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3JNV/. 

External links[]

Coordinates: 39°44′N 84°39′W / 39.74, -84.65

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