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Overview

Introduction to Trotwood, Ohio

Trotwood, Ohio, in Montgomery county, is 6 miles W of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 44 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Dayton - Springfield metropolitan area. 

Trotwood History

The area presently known as Trotwood was originally inhabited by the Hopewell Indians, followed by the Shawnee and Miami Indians. In 1901, Trotwood was incorporated as a village. It was named after Betsy Trotwood, a character from Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield." Trotwood’s first Village Charter was approved on November 3, 1964 and became effective on January 1, 1966. Trotwood was reincorporated as a city on February 13, 1971. The city was merged with the Madison Township in 1996.

Trotwood and Nearby Attractions

  • Sycamore State Park
  • Splash Moraine
  • Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Things To Do In Trotwood

The Townview Park offers a basketball court and picnic shelter. Madison Park has 4 picnic shelters, tennis courts, scenic trails and soccer fields. Fishing opportunities are available at the John Wolfe Park. The Brookville Historical Society's Spitler House and Museum and America's Packard Museum have many historical artifacts on display.

Trotwood Transportation

Air transportation is available from James M. Cox Dayton International Airport.

Trotwood Higher Education

Wright State University-Main Campus, University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College are located nearby.

People

Total Population 24,258
Male Share of the Population 44.3%
Female Share of the Population 55.7%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 9,126
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 34.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $26,231
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,572
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,599

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,967
% Above Poverty Level 72.9%
% Below Poverty Level 27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $716
Median House Value $78,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.6%
US/American 0%
English 2.2%
Irish 3.9%

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

Trotwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Dayton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Montgomery
Metro Area Dayton - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 45406, 45415, 45416, 45418, 45426, 45427
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.797
Longitude -84.311

Trotwood 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 7.1 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 17.1 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 RICHMOND WTR WKS
Distance 31 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookville 6,077 $65,929
Clayton 13,196 $76,891
Dayton 141,368 $35,141
Englewood 13,456 $69,516

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

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Trotwood High Schools

TROTWOOD-MADISON HIGH SCHOOL
221 E TROTWOOD BLVD
937-854-0878
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

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