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Overview

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

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.

People

Total Population 9,118
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,320
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 61.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $123,661
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,042
Median House Value $231,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 19.1%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station DAYTON MCD
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
Station FRANKLIN
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
Station FAIRFIELD
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beavercreek 45,999 $98,387
Dayton 141,368 $35,141
Huber Heights 38,897 $60,936
Kettering 55,944 $64,417

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

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