Preble County, Ohio

Preble County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Eaton.


The County is located in southwestern Ohio, on the west by Indiana and has an area of 1104 square kilometers, of which four square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Darke County, Montgomery County, Butler County, Union County ( Indiana) and Wayne County ( Indiana).


Preble County was formed on February 15, 1808 from parts of Butler County and Montgomery County. It was named for Edward Preble, a naval officer during the American War of Independence.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Preble County 42 337 people in 16,001 households and 12,144 families. The population density was 38 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 98.47 percent White, 0.32 percent African American, 0.21 percent Native American, 0.26 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.11 percent from other races groups; 0.60 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.43 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 16,001 households out of which 34.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 63.5 percent were married couples living together, 8.5 percent were single mothers, 24.1 percent were non-families, 20.6 percent of all households and 8.9 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.02.

Based on the county the population was spread from 26.0 percent population under 18 years, 7.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 42,093, and the median income for a family was $ 47,547. Males have a median income of $ 35,313, women $ 23,573. The per capita income was $ 18,444. 4.5 percent of families and 6.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 7.0 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 6.1 percent are 65 years old.