Trotwood, Ohio

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Trotwood, Ohio
—  City  —
Location of Trotwood, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°47′41″N 84°17′24″W / 39.79472°N 84.29°W / 39.79472; -84.29Coordinates: 39°47′41″N 84°17′24″W / 39.79472°N 84.29°W / 39.79472; -84.29
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMontgomery
Government
 • City managerMichael J. Lucking
Area
 • Total30.5 sq mi (79.1 km2)
 • Land30.5 sq mi (79.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total27,431
 • Density898.1/sq mi (346.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s)937
FIPS code39-77504[2]
GNIS feature ID1061709[1]
Websitehttp://www.trotwood.org/
 
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Trotwood, Ohio
—  City  —
Location of Trotwood, Ohio
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°47′41″N 84°17′24″W / 39.79472°N 84.29°W / 39.79472; -84.29Coordinates: 39°47′41″N 84°17′24″W / 39.79472°N 84.29°W / 39.79472; -84.29
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMontgomery
Government
 • City managerMichael J. Lucking
Area
 • Total30.5 sq mi (79.1 km2)
 • Land30.5 sq mi (79.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total27,431
 • Density898.1/sq mi (346.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s)937
FIPS code39-77504[2]
GNIS feature ID1061709[1]
Websitehttp://www.trotwood.org/

Trotwood is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The population was 27,431 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is served by the Trotwood-Madison City School District. It is named for Betsy Trotwood, the Charles Dickens character.

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Geography

Trotwood is located at 39°47′41″N 84°17′24″W / 39.79472°N 84.29°W / 39.79472; -84.29 (39.794807, -84.289892)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.5 square miles (79 km2), of which, 30.5 square miles (79 km2) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

In 1996, Trotwood merged with the surrounding Madison Township, thereby extinguishing Madison as a separate entity. This merger resulted in the creation of a Trotwood neighborhood (Townview) that is completely surrounded by the City of Dayton. Several smaller sections are attached to Trotwood by only a roadway or a small strip of land. The merger also added a large rural area to this suburban community consisting of farms, golf courses, and large rural estates.

Wolf Creek, a tributary of the Miami River, runs through Trotwood providing fishing and many scenic areas. Also along Wolf Creek is the only state park in Montgomery County. The 3,000-acre (12 km2) Sycamore Woods State Park offers horseback riding, hiking, hunting, and Group camping.

The city is adjacent to the cities of Dayton, Clayton, and Englewood.

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1930660
194077016.7%
19501,06638.4%
19604,992368.3%
19706,99740.2%
19807,80911.6%
19908,81612.9%
200027,420211.0%
201027,4310%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 27,420 people, 11,110 households, and 7,343 families residing in the city. The population density was 898.1 people per square mile (346.8/km²). There were 12,020 housing units at an average density of 393.7 per square mile (152.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 38.66% White, 58.34% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 11,110 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,931, and the median income for a family was $40,426. Males had a median income of $33,771 versus $26,324 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,329. About 13.6% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Tourism and attractions

Trotwood is the home of Hara Arena, where the annual Dayton Hamvention is held.[5] Every year, thousands of Amateur Radio Operators from around the world attend this convention. The Hara Arena is home to the new Dayton Devils team in the Federal Hockey League.

Trotwood is also home to United Theological Seminary, one of thirteen seminaries of the United Methodist Church.

Trotwood has three golf courses: Larch Tree, Moss Creek, and Hara Greens.

In popular culture

Trotwood is the alleged childhood home of John Dorian on the television show Scrubs.

Trotwood is the confirmed childhood home of legendary detective Thomas J. Cope.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder2". http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ 2008 Dayton Hamvention - The Greatest Amateur Radio Convention in the World!

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