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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,219
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens20.6%
Employed Population 16+3,323
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.1%
Median Earnings25+$29,343
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,722
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,748

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,906
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.2%
Median Gross Rent$593
Median House Value$95,500

Ancestry

German27.4%
Irish12.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
English9.6%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Welsh0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Polish0.3%
Greek0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Eaton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Preble County
Standard Zip Codes45320
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.74
Approximate Longitude-84.63

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)

StationEATON
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationRICHMOND WTR WKS
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationFRANKLIN
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camden2,026$45,071
Eldorado560$55,750
Gratis1,133$56,771
Lewisburg1,666$64,671
West Alexandria1,601$54,500
West Manchester512$40,833

Eaton Public Libraries

Preble County District Library
450 S. BARRON ST.
Eaton, Ohio
(937) 456-4250

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Eaton Public Schools

Eaton High School
600 Hillcrest Dr
ZIP: 45320
(937) 456-1141
High
Total Enrollment 599
Eaton Middle School
602 Hillcrest Dr
ZIP: 45320
(937) 456-2286
Middle
Total Enrollment 511
Hollingsworth East Elementary School
506 Aukerman St
ZIP: 45320
(937) 456-5173
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
William Bruce Elementary School
506-b Aukerman St
ZIP: 45320
(937) 456-3875
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
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