Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio

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Centerville is a city in Montgomery and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. A part of the Dayton metropolitan area, its population was 23,122 as of the 2000 census. The mayor of Centerville is Mark Kingseed.

Centerville has the largest collection of early stone houses in the state of Ohio. Many are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Centerville is sister city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony, Germany. Besides one high school, Centerville has an alternative high school, 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 kindergarten through first grade schools, and one pre-school. There is also one Catholic K-8 School serving the city. Centerville also has a collection of blue ribbon schools.



Centerville is located at 39°38′19″N 84°8′53″W / 39.63861°N 84.14806°W / 39.63861; -84.14806 (39.638709, -84.148087)[3]. Although the city is located primarily in Montgomery County,[4] a small portion is located in Greene County.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), of which, 10.2 square miles (26.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.2%) is water.

Centerville and Washington Township voted November 4, 2008 on whether to create a merger commission.[6] The proposed merger commission succeeded in the city but failed in the township.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,024 people, 9,996 households, and 6,597 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,257.2 people per square mile (871.5/km²). There were 10,422 housing units at an average density of 1,021.7/sq mi (394.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.33% White, 2.94% African American, 0.13% Native American, 3.17% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

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