Montgomery County, Ohio

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Montgomery County
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Current Montgomery County Courthouse
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Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
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Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°45′N84°17′W / 39.75°N 84.29°W / 39.75; -84.29
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Ohio.svg  Ohio
FoundedMay 1, 1803 [1]
Named for Richard Montgomery
Seat Dayton
Largest cityDayton
Area
  Total464 sq mi (1,200 km2)
  Land462 sq mi (1,200 km2)
  Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.6%%
Population
 (2020)
  Total537,309
  Estimate 
(2021)
535,840 Decrease2.svg
  Density1,200/sq mi (450/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 10th
Website www.mcohio.org

Montgomery County is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 537,309, [2] making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. The county seat is Dayton. [3] The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. [4] Montgomery County is part of the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 464 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 462 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.6%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1810 7,722
1820 15,999107.2%
1830 24,36252.3%
1840 31,93831.1%
1850 38,21819.7%
1860 52,23036.7%
1870 64,00622.5%
1880 78,55022.7%
1890 100,55228.0%
1900 130,14629.4%
1910 163,76325.8%
1920 209,53227.9%
1930 273,48130.5%
1940 295,4808.0%
1950 398,44134.8%
1960 527,08032.3%
1970 606,14815.0%
1980 571,697−5.7%
1990 573,8090.4%
2000 559,062−2.6%
2010 535,153−4.3%
2020 537,3090.4%
2021 (est.)535,840 [6] −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2020 [2]

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 559,062 people, 229,229 households, and 146,935 families living 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.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 535,153 people, 223,943 households, and 138,060 families living in the county. [11] The population density was 1,159.5 inhabitants per square mile (447.7/km2). There were 254,775 housing units at an average density of 552.0 per square mile (213.1/km2). [12] The racial makeup of the county was 73.9% white, 20.9% black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.3% of the population. [11] In terms of ancestry, 24.9% were German, 12.8% were Irish, 9.7% were American, and 8.8% were English. [13]

Of the 223,943 households, 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families, and 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33, and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 39.2 years. [11]

The median income for a household in the county was $43,965, and the median income for a family was $56,559. Males had a median income of $45,680 versus $34,991 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,828. About 11.7% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those aged 65 or over. [14]

Government

Current officials

See also:

Politics

In the six presidential elections until 2016, Montgomery County has voted for the Democratic candidate, but not by large margins. However, in 2016, Republican Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. Montgomery County was also the most populated county in Ohio to go for Trump in 2016, and it was the only county in Ohio to flip for Joe Biden in 2020.

United States presidential election results for Montgomery County, Ohio [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.%No.%No.%
2020 129,03447.94%135,06450.18%5,0661.88%
2016 123,90947.68%122,01646.95%13,9515.37%
2012 124,84146.81%137,13951.42%4,7271.77%
2008 128,67946.12%145,99752.32%4,3551.56%
2004 138,37148.97%142,99750.60%1,2160.43%
2000 109,79247.53%114,59749.61%6,5982.86%
1996 95,39141.30%115,46950.00%20,0978.70%
1992 104,75140.02%108,01741.27%48,95218.70%
1988 131,59657.48%95,73741.82%1,6100.70%
1984 137,05358.97%94,01640.45%1,3330.57%
1980 101,44345.49%105,11047.13%16,4567.38%
1976 100,22347.40%106,46850.35%4,7452.24%
1972 120,99858.02%82,23139.43%5,3232.55%
1968 84,76640.93%96,08246.39%26,27212.68%
1964 71,97936.24%126,63363.76%00.00%
1960 109,60252.71%98,32547.29%00.00%
1956 107,27858.45%76,27041.55%00.00%
1952 91,90553.51%79,86046.49%00.00%
1948 60,04843.48%76,87955.66%1,1870.86%
1944 63,33643.47%82,36756.53%00.00%
1940 57,86640.20%86,08459.80%00.00%
1936 44,74235.02%76,43059.81%6,6065.17%
1932 49,26746.60%51,27048.50%5,1804.90%
1928 71,27964.53%38,51734.87%6650.60%
1924 50,84562.61%21,86026.92%8,50510.47%
1920 46,49351.67%38,43342.72%5,0495.61%
1916 19,68341.99%24,33951.92%2,8536.09%
1912 10,34126.15%15,54439.31%13,65334.53%
1908 20,06947.09%20,56648.26%1,9804.65%
1904 22,14458.70%13,93336.93%1,6484.37%
1900 19,60653.55%16,23644.34%7722.11%
1896 18,33353.56%15,54045.40%3591.05%
1892 13,19746.88%14,06749.97%8883.15%
1888 12,49147.89%13,14250.38%4511.73%
1884 11,52450.12%11,32649.26%1430.62%
1880 9,72648.28%10,33251.28%890.44%
1876 7,92146.82%8,97153.02%270.16%
1872 6,99849.17%7,18350.47%500.35%
1868 6,50251.54%6,11348.46%00.00%
1864 5,55451.21%5,29148.79%00.00%
1860 4,97450.07%4,71047.41%2512.53%
1856 4,03846.34%4,28549.17%3914.49%


Education

Post-secondary institutions

Public

Private

Public schools

The following public school districts are located partially or entirely in Montgomery County: [16]

There is also a public independent (not a part of any school district) STEM school:

Private schools

The following private high schools are located in Montgomery County:

Communities

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Downtown Dayton, the largest city in Montgomery County

Cities

Villages

Townships

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Defunct townships

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

See also

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Brookville, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

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Clayton, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

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Miamisburg, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Miamisburg is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio. The population was 20,181 at the time of the 2010 census. A suburb of Dayton. It is part of the Dayton metropolitan area. Miamisburg is known for its large industry and retail factors commercial business area, which is partially located in Miami Township, and as the home to the Miamisburg Mound. Miamisburg borders Miami Township, Springboro, and West Carrollton. The sister city of Miamisburg is Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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Northridge is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. It was delineated as a census-designated place (CDP) for the 2000 census, at which time its population was 8,487. It was not delineated as a CDP for the 2010 census. It is located directly north of the city of Dayton and is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Trotwood, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

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Coordinates: 39°45′N84°17′W / 39.75°N 84.29°W / 39.75; -84.29