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Overview

Introduction to Eaton, Ohio

Eaton, Ohio, in Preble county, is 20 miles NW of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 41 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio

Eaton History

William Bruce established the city of Eaton in 1806. It was named in honor of General William Eaton, the U.S. Consul at Tunis. A number of streets in Eaton were named in honor of Barbary Wars heroes. In 1859, Eaton lost thirteen primary business establishments in a fire.

Eaton and Nearby Attractions

  • Wayne County Historical Museum
  • Miamisburg Mound
  • Sycamore State Park
  • Splash Moraine
  • McMaze Indiana
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark

Things To Do In Eaton

Some of the museums near Eaton are the Piqua Historical Museum, Carillton Historical Park and the Muncie Children's Museum. Sycamore State Park and Hueston Woods State Park offer opportunities for recreation. There are several places of historical importance near Eaton including the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village and Fort Ancient. Splash Moraine waterpark, an attraction near the city, has waterslides, a lazy river and a wave pool. Festivals and events held in the city include Preble County Pork Festival and the Preble County Fair.

Eaton Transportation

James M Cox Dayton International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Eaton Higher Education

Miami University of Ohio, Indiana University East, Earlham College and Ivy Tech Community College - Whitewater are colleges close to the city.

People

Total Population 8,294
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,292
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $25,031
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,984
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,538

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,223
% Above Poverty Level 77.3%
% Below Poverty Level 22.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $92,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 13.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Eaton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NW of Middletown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Preble
Standard Zip Codes 45320
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.743
Longitude -84.636

Eaton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EATON
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station RICHMOND WTR WKS
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station FRANKLIN
Distance 21.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camden 2,229 $44,167
Eldorado 633 $57,188
Gratis 1,013 $53,203
Lewisburg 1,605 $59,107

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Eaton Public Libraries

Library
Preble County District Library
301 N. BARRON ST.
Eaton, Ohio
(937) 456-4250
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Eaton High Schools

EATON HIGH SCHOOL
600 HILLCREST DR
937-456-1141
Serves 688 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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