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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,361
Male Share of the Population44.6%
Female Share of the Population55.4%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+9,808
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married32.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,169
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,163
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,798

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,013
% Above Poverty Level73%
% Below Poverty Level27%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$749
Median House Value$72,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65%
German6.7%
Irish4.2%
English2.1%
African1.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Scottish0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Jamaican0.5%
Italian0.5%
Polish0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Senegalese0.3%
Russian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Trotwood Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMontgomery County
Standard Zip Codes45416, 45426, 45406
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.81
Approximate Longitude-84.26

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)

StationDAYTON MCD
Distance7.1 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
Distance17.1 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
StationRICHMOND WTR WKS
Distance31 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookville5,813$65,917
Clayton13,172$79,306
Dayton140,782$40,814
Englewood13,485$75,658
New Lebanon4,243$61,685
Union1,755$36,094

Trotwood Public Schools

Madison Park Elementary
301 S Broadway St
ZIP: 45426
(937) 854-4456
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Northmont Preschool
6500 Westford Rd
ZIP: 45426
(937) 854-3196
Trotwood Fitness & Prep Acad
3100 Shiloh Springs Rd
ZIP: 45426
(937) 854-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Trotwood-madison Early Learning Center
4400 N Union Rd
ZIP: 45426
(937) 854-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Trotwood-madison High School
4440 N Union Rd
ZIP: 45426
(937) 854-4908
High
Total Enrollment 784
Trotwood-madison Middle School
4420 N Union Rd
ZIP: 45426
(937) 854-0017
Middle
Total Enrollment 560
Westbrooke Village
6500 Westford Rd
ZIP: 45426
(937) 854-3196
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
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