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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,035
Male Share of the Population44%
Female Share of the Population56%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+4,293
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married61.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.8%
Median Earnings25+$70,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,472

Wealth

Median Family Income$123,918
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,127
Median House Value$224,800

Ancestry

German30.8%
Irish18.6%
English11.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.6%
Italian6%
Polish3.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.3%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.4%
Czech1.2%
Greek1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Romanian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
African0.2%
South African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
New Zealand0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Oakwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Paulding County
Standard Zip Codes45873
Phone Area Codes419
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.09
Approximate Longitude-84.37

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)

StationDAYTON MCD
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationFRANKLIN
Distance14.3 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
StationFAIRFIELD
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beavercreek46,255$104,221
Dayton140,939$37,556
Huber Heights38,825$62,637
Kettering55,567$70,207
Moraine6,433$52,209
Riverside25,064$52,394

Oakwood Public Libraries

Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 FAR HILLS AVE.
Oakwood, Ohio
(937) 294-7171

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Oakwood Public Schools

Oakwood Elementary School
309 N 1st St
ZIP: 45873
(419) 594-3346
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
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