Centerville, Ohio

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Centerville, Ohio

Introduction to Centerville, Ohio

Centerville, Ohio, in Montgomery county, is 4 miles S of Kettering, Ohio and 36 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Dayton - Springfield metropolitan area. Centerville has a population of 23,024.

Centerville History

Centerville was named by Benjamin Roberts after his hometown in New Jersey, called Centreville. The area was officially incorporated as a city in December of 1968.

Centerville and nearby Attractions

  • Town Hall Theatre
  • Washington-Centerville Public Library
  • Yankee Trace Golf
  • Stubbs Park
  • Benham's Grove
  • Americana Festival

Things To Do In Centerville

Centerville is home to the largest gathering of early stone houses, many of which are mentioned in the National Register of Historic Places. These are very popular destinations and specially attract thousands of people evert year. The Heart of Centerville is a lively area with restaurants, boutiques and other businesses, located in quaint historic surroundings.

Centerville Transportation

Flights are available from the James M. Cox Dayton International Airport.

Centerville Higher Education

The University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College and Wright State University all lie within a distance of a few miles.

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High Points

Centerville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 8% Centerville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Centerville Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Centerville College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 11% Centerville Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 12% Centerville People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Centerville Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Centerville, Ohio

Comparing Centerville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Racial Diversity 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1

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Centerville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Kettering, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Montgomery
Metro Area Dayton - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 45458, 45459
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.628
Longitude -84.159

Centerville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Centerville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,024 100%
Male 10,689 46.4%
Female 12,335 53.6%
Under 18 4,971 21.6%
18+ 18,053 78.4%
65+ 4,356 18.9%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.82
White 21,258 92.3%
African-American 678 2.9%
Asian 730 3.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 0.1%
Other 61 0.3%
Mixed Race 254 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 272 1.2%

Estimated Centerville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 23,162
Growth 138
Growth % 0.6%

Centerville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.3%
Irish 13.2%
English 12%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 7.5%
Italian 4.5%
Polish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
European 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Russian 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
British 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Centerville 23,024 $68,580
Beavercreek 37,984 $75,965
Bellbrook 7,009 $69,770
Kettering 57,502 $55,849
Moraine 6,897 $41,792
Oakwood 9,215 $88,263
Springboro 12,380 $78,786
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Centerville High Schools (2004)

Serves 2,657 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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