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Montgomery County, Ohio

Montgomery County, Ohio
The Montgomery County's Greek revival-style courthouse was completed in 1850.
Seal of Montgomery County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1, 1803[1]
Named for Richard Montgomery
Seat Dayton
Largest city Dayton
Area
 • Total 464.34 sq mi (1,203 km2)
 • Land 461.55 sq mi (1,195 km2)
 • Water 2.78 sq mi (7 km2), 0.60%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 535,846
 • Density 1,159.5/sq mi (448/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .org.mcohiowww

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 535,153,[2] making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio.[3] The county seat is Dayton.[4] The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.[5]

The county is part of the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 464.34 square miles (1,202.6 km2), of which 461.55 square miles (1,195.4 km2) (or 99.40%) is land and 2.78 square miles (7.2 km2) (or 0.60%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

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

Government

Current officials

See also:

Politics

In the last six presidential elections Montgomery County has favored the Democratic candidate, but not by large margins.

Presidential election results, 1960–2008
Year Democrat Republican
2012 50.7% 128,983 47.7% 121,188
2008 52.3% 145,997 46.1% 128,679
2004 50.6% 142,997 49.0% 138,371
2000 49.6% 114,597 47.5% 109,792
1996 50.0% 115,469 41.3% 95,391
1992 41.3% 108,017 40.0% 104,751
1988 41.8% 95,737 57.5% 131,569
1984 40.5% 94,016 59.0% 137,053
1980 50.0% 105,110 47.1% 101,443
1976 50.4% 106,468 47.4% 100,223
1972 39.4% 82,231 58.0% 120,998
1968 46.4% 96,082 40.9% 84,766
1964 63.8% 126,633 36.2% 71,979
1960 47.3% 98,325 52.7% 109,602

Communities

Downtown Dayton, the largest city in Montgomery County

Cities

Villages

Townships

Defunct townships

Census-designated places

Other communities

Education

Post-secondary institutions

Public

Private

Public schools

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

Private schools

The following private high schools are located in Montgomery County:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Montgomery County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Montgomery County QuickFacts".  
  3. ^ "Ohio 2010 Census Population For Counties". Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Montgomery County data".  
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.ci.moraine.oh.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=102

External links

  • Montgomery County Government's website
  • Montgomery County Public Records Online

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