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. The city has a population of 8,133.

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.


Total Population 8,334
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 3,201
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $25,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,656
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,534


Median Family Income $45,433
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $96,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 16%

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


  • 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
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
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 2,264 $44,722
Eldorado 662 $54,868
Gratis 925 $55,278
Lewisburg 1,611 $56,528

Eaton Public Libraries

Preble County District Library
Eaton, Ohio
(937) 456-4250
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