Oakwood, Ohio

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Oakwood, Ohio

Introduction to Oakwood, Ohio

Oakwood, Ohio, in Montgomery county, is 2 miles S of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 41 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. There are 9,215 residents in the city.

Oakwood History

Oakwood was officially incorporated in 1908. It was initially farmland, but after a disastrous flood that destroyed most of downtown Dayton, the property of Oakwood was largely advertized for real estate investment. Growth took place rapidly and by 1930, the population of the village topped 6,000. In 1908, Oakwood was incorporated as a city. Orville Wright was one of the city's early inhabitants, and his home, Hawthorn Hill, is still present.

Oakwood and Nearby Attractions

  • Newport Aquarium
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Caesar Creek State Park
  • Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village
  • National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
  • Trapshooting Hall of Fame

Things To Do In Oakwood

Shafor Park, Fairridge Park, and Orchardly Park are situated in Oakwood. Historic sites located near the city include Miamisburg Mound, the Paul Lawrence Dunbar House, and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Splash Moraine is a waterpark that has exciting fun rides for everyone. Carriage Hill Metro Park features a historical farm and nature area as well as fishing spots, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Museums include Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.

Oakwood Transportation

James M Cox Dayton International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Oakwood Higher Education

The nearest colleges to Oakwood include the University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, Cedarville University, and Wilmington College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Oakwood College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Oakwood Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Oakwood Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Oakwood People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Oakwood Median Family Income
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 14% Oakwood Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Oakwood Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Oakwood, Ohio

Comparing Oakwood 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Oakwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Dayton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 45409, 45419, 45873
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.725
Longitude -84.174

Oakwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.9 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 14.3 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 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
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Oakwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,215 100%
Male 4,339 47.1%
Female 4,876 52.9%
Under 18 2,684 29.1%
18+ 6,531 70.9%
65+ 1,269 13.8%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.08
White 8,976 97.4%
African-American 44 0.5%
Asian 90 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 27 0.3%
Mixed Race 69 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 111 1.2%

Estimated Oakwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,749
Growth -466
Growth % -5.1%

Oakwood 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 29.8%
English 14.2%
Irish 13.7%
US/American 7.2%
Italian 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Polish 2.2%
Scottish 2.1%
Hungarian 2%
European 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Dutch 1.9%
Russian 1.4%
Swedish 1.3%
British 1.1%
Welsh 1.1%
Norwegian 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Romanian 0.6%
Eastern European 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oakwood 9,215 $88,263
Beavercreek 37,984 $75,965
Dayton 166,179 $34,978
Huber Heights 38,212 $53,579
Kettering 57,502 $55,849
Moraine 6,897 $41,792
Riverside 23,545 $43,650
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