Springboro, Ohio

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City of Springboro, Ohio
City
Central Springboro from the air
Motto: "Live. Work. Play. Learn. Grow."
Location of Springboro, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°33′50″N 84°13′41″W / 39.56389°N 84.22806°W / 39.56389; -84.22806Coordinates: 39°33′50″N 84°13′41″W / 39.56389°N 84.22806°W / 39.56389; -84.22806
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountiesWarren, Montgomery
Area[1]
 • Total9.36 sq mi (24.24 km2)
 • Land9.36 sq mi (24.24 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2]774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total17,409
 • Estimate (2012[4])17,643
 • Density1,859.9/sq mi (718.1/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code45066
Area code(s)937, 513
FIPS code39-74076[5]
GNIS feature ID1061205[2]
Websitehttp://www.cityofspringboro.com/
 
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City of Springboro, Ohio
City
Central Springboro from the air
Motto: "Live. Work. Play. Learn. Grow."
Location of Springboro, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°33′50″N 84°13′41″W / 39.56389°N 84.22806°W / 39.56389; -84.22806Coordinates: 39°33′50″N 84°13′41″W / 39.56389°N 84.22806°W / 39.56389; -84.22806
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountiesWarren, Montgomery
Area[1]
 • Total9.36 sq mi (24.24 km2)
 • Land9.36 sq mi (24.24 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2]774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total17,409
 • Estimate (2012[4])17,643
 • Density1,859.9/sq mi (718.1/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code45066
Area code(s)937, 513
FIPS code39-74076[5]
GNIS feature ID1061205[2]
Websitehttp://www.cityofspringboro.com/

Springboro is the most affluent suburb of Cincinnati and Dayton located in Warren and Montgomery counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, having the highest per-capita income in both the Cincinnati–Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.[6] It is in Warren County's Clearcreek and Franklin Townships and Montgomery County's Miami Township. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 17,409.[7]

Most of the city is located in Warren County, and is part of the Cincinnati–Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area. The far northern portion is in Montgomery County, the central county of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has one school district with one high school, Springboro High School. In 2011, Springboro was ranked the 42nd best place to live in America by Money magazine.[8]

Geography[edit]

Springboro is located at 39°33′50″N 84°13′41″W / 39.56389°N 84.22806°W / 39.56389; -84.22806 (39.563930, -84.228014).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.36 square miles (24.24 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Settled as early as 1796, Springboro was founded in 1815 by Jonathan Wright, as "Springborough." Jonathan Wright's father Joel was a surveyor who plotted Columbus and Dayton, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. Springboro was predominantly Quaker during its early years.

As a stop on the Underground Railroad, Springboro played a significant role by providing hiding places for escaping slaves. On October 17, 1999, Springboro was the first city to erect an Ohio Underground Railroad Historic Marker. The dedication was part of the 4th Annual Ohio Underground Railroad Summit.

The mayor of Springboro is John H. Agenbroad, who was reelected in 2011.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
19702,799
19804,96277.3%
19906,59032.8%
200012,38087.9%
201017,40940.6%
Population 1970-2000.[10]
downtown Springboro (Central Ave.)

Springboro is known for being one of the most affluent suburbs in the United States. The median household income for the city in 2010 was $104,803 in 2012, and the median family income was $105,681.[11] In 2012, the median household income was $116,012 and the median net worth per household was estimated at $859,516. The per capita income for the city was $78,786, the highest in southwest Ohio.[12] About 0.64% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

The city is in the Springboro Community City School District. The Springboro Community City Schools ranked Excellent with Distinction in the 2011-2012 school year and received national recognition as a Blue-Ribbon School in 2012. According to CNN Money Magazine, Springboro boasts a perfect 100% of residents attending public and private schools, as well as an above-average college attendance rate.[13] Telephone service is provided through the Springboro, Centerville, and Miamisburg exchanges and Springboro telephone numbers have the Dayton 937 area code.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 17,442 people, 5,996 households, and 4,871 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,859.9 inhabitants per square mile (718.1 /km2). There were 6,263 housing units at an average density of 669.1 per square mile (258.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 2.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 5,996 households of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.8% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 36.4 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 12,380 people, 4,261 households, and 3,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,405.1 people per square mile (542.6/km²). There were 4,423 housing units at an average density of 502.0 per square mile (193.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 0.99% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 4,261 households, of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.18.

The city's population included 32.3% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

Public safety[edit]

The Springboro police department consists of thirty-two officers and a civilian staff of seven. Chief Kruitoffk is the current police chief.

The Clearcreek Fire District provides fire protection for the City of Springboro and Clearcreek Township. Chief Bob Kidd oversees the department with a staff of approximately 80 firefighters. The district covers 47 square from three stations staffed with 18 firefighters per day. The district responds to around 3,000 calls each year.

Recreation[edit]

Wright "B" Flyer Museum

Patricia Allyn Park - a nice community park in Clearcreek Township.

Notable people[edit]

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