Montgomery County, Ohio

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Montgomery County, Ohio
New Montgomery County Courthouse, Dayton.jpg
Current Montgomery County Courthouse
Seal of Montgomery County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1, 1803 [1]
Named for Richard Montgomery
Seat Dayton
Largest city Dayton
Area
 • Total 464 sq mi (1,202 km2)
 • Land 462 sq mi (1,197 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2013) 535,846
 • Density 1,159/sq mi (447/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/ -4
Website www.mcohio.org

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 535,153, [2] making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. [3] The county seat is Dayton. [4] The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. [5]

Montgomery County is part of the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 464 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 462 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.6%) is water. [6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 7,722
1820 15,999 107.2%
1830 24,362 52.3%
1840 31,938 31.1%
1850 38,218 19.7%
1860 52,230 36.7%
1870 64,006 22.5%
1880 78,550 22.7%
1890 100,552 28.0%
1900 130,146 29.4%
1910 163,763 25.8%
1920 209,532 27.9%
1930 273,481 30.5%
1940 295,480 8.0%
1950 398,441 34.8%
1960 527,080 32.3%
1970 606,148 15.0%
1980 571,697 −5.7%
1990 573,809 0.4%
2000 559,062 −2.6%
2010 535,153 −4.3%
Est. 2016 531,239 [7] −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2013 [2]

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 559,062 people, 229,229 households, and 146,935 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,211 people per square mile (468/km²). There were 248,443 housing units at an average density of 538 per square mile (208/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.57% White, 19.86% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 229,229 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.30% were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.90% were non-families. 30.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,156, and the median income for a family was $50,071. Males had a median income of $38,710 versus $27,297 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,743. About 8.30% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 535,153 people, 223,943 households, and 138,060 families residing in the county. [12] The population density was 1,159.5 inhabitants per square mile (447.7/km2). There were 254,775 housing units at an average density of 552.0 per square mile (213.1/km2). [13] The racial makeup of the county was 73.9% white, 20.9% black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.3% of the population. [12] In terms of ancestry, 24.9% were German, 12.8% were Irish, 9.7% were American, and 8.8% were English. [14]

Of the 223,943 households, 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families, and 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 39.2 years. [12]

The median income for a household in the county was $43,965 and the median income for a family was $56,559. Males had a median income of $45,680 versus $34,991 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,828. About 11.7% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over. [15]

Government

Presidential Elections Results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 47.7% 123,909 47.0% 122,016 5.4% 13,951
2012 46.8% 124,841 51.4% 137,139 1.8% 4,727
2008 46.1% 128,679 52.3% 145,997 1.6% 4,355
2004 49.0% 138,371 50.6% 142,997 0.4% 1,216
2000 47.5% 109,792 49.6% 114,597 2.9% 6,598
1996 41.3% 95,391 50.0% 115,469 8.7% 20,097
1992 40.0% 104,751 41.3% 108,017 18.7% 48,952
1988 57.5% 131,596 41.8% 95,737 0.7% 1,610
1984 59.0% 137,053 40.5% 94,016 0.6% 1,333
1980 45.5% 101,443 47.1% 105,110 7.4% 16,456
1976 47.4% 100,223 50.4% 106,468 2.2% 4,745
1972 58.0% 120,998 39.4% 82,231 2.6% 5,323
1968 40.9% 84,766 46.4% 96,082 12.7% 26,272
1964 36.2% 71,979 63.8% 126,633
1960 52.7% 109,602 47.3% 98,325
1956 58.5% 107,278 41.6% 76,270
1952 53.5% 91,905 46.5% 79,860
1948 43.5% 60,048 55.7% 76,879 0.9% 1,187
1944 43.5% 63,336 56.5% 82,367
1940 40.2% 57,866 59.8% 86,084
1936 35.0% 44,742 59.8% 76,430 5.2% 6,606
1932 46.6% 49,267 48.5% 51,270 4.9% 5,180
1928 64.5% 71,279 34.9% 38,517 0.6% 665
1924 62.6% 50,845 26.9% 21,860 10.5% 8,505
1920 51.7% 46,493 42.7% 38,433 5.6% 5,049
1916 42.0% 19,683 51.9% 24,339 6.1% 2,853
1912 26.2% 10,341 39.3% 15,544 34.5% 13,653
1908 47.1% 20,069 48.3% 20,566 4.7% 1,980
1904 58.7% 22,144 36.9% 13,933 4.4% 1,648
1900 53.5% 19,606 44.3% 16,236 2.1% 772
1896 53.6% 18,333 45.4% 15,540 1.1% 359
1892 46.9% 13,197 50.0% 14,067 3.2% 888
1888 47.9% 12,491 50.4% 13,142 1.7% 451
1884 50.1% 11,524 49.3% 11,326 0.6% 143
1880 48.3% 9,726 51.3% 10,332 0.4% 89
1876 46.8% 7,921 53.0% 8,971 0.2% 27
1872 49.2% 6,998 50.5% 7,183 0.4% 50

Current officials

See also:

Politics

In the six presidential elections until 2016 Montgomery County has favored the Democratic candidate, but not by large margins, however in 2016 Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Education

Post-secondary institutions

Public

Private

Public schools

The following public school districts are located partially or entirely in Montgomery County:

Private schools

The following private high schools are located in Montgomery County:

Communities

Montgomerytownships.PNG
Downtown Dayton, the largest city in Montgomery County

Cities

Villages

Townships

Defunct townships

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities


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