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Preble County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 41,586 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 42,337 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,637
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,924
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,631
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,780 (it was 3,370 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 425 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 98 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Preble County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.9%), Construction (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Preble County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 20,628  (49.6%)
Females: 20,958  (50.4%)
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Preble County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Preble County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,810 ($42,093 in 1999)

This county:

$45810
Ohio:

$48081

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $512 (lower quartile is $407, upper quartile is $639)
This county:

$512
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,310 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Preble:

$113,310
Ohio:

$127,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,900 - $169,450
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,065
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $410

Institutionalized population: 317

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 160
  • Thefts: 320
  • Auto thefts: 33

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 145
  • Thefts: 240
  • Auto thefts: 28
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 167 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2001: 159 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2002: 168 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 173 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2004: 121 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2007: 63 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2008: 42 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $159,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,461 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,275 (1.3%)

Preble County household income distribution in 2009 Preble County home values distribution Preble County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.3%
Preble County:

12.3%
Ohio:

16.0%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 57 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 14 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Preble County is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $568 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $736 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eaton, Lake Lakengren, Camden, Lewisburg, New Paris, West Alexandria, Gratis, Eldorado, West Manchester, Verona.

Preble County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
45070West Elkton22.21.71.951.930.3518.131.951.451.95
45311Camden4241.505.873.257.44126.753.801.407.05
45320Eaton23354.50.16.533.827.29111.664.101.708.30
45321Eldorado1138.11.29.815.9311.36115.854.003.1010.83
45330Gratis32.611.771.640.845.41.701.401.93
45338Lewisburg102570.18.524.839.72114.115.302.559.85
45347New Paris3544.40.68.85.379.21104.77.201.989.73
45378Verona813.8164.24.778.325.051.409.60
45381West Alexandria10990.30.18.274.2312.38149.714.402.308.98
45382West Manchester1345.10.111.623.7713.66117.636.400.6020.40

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

2012 air pollution in Preble County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.213 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: El Paso County, Colorado , Fairfield County , Clinton County, Missouri , Jefferson County, Colorado , Holt County, Missouri , Putnam County, Indiana , Norton County, Kansas , Pottawatomie County, Kansas , Thomas County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,356
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 265 (49% naturalized citizens)

Preble County:

0.6%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 84
  • 1990 to 1994: 32
  • 1985 to 1989: 30
  • 1980 to 1984: 23
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 32
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 44

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.9%

Preble County marital status for males Preble County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,323
  • One, attached: 231
  • Two: 596
  • 3 or 4: 426
  • 5 to 9: 332
  • 10 to 19: 164
  • 20 or more: 74
  • Mobile homes: 807
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 233

Housing units in Preble County with a mortgage: 6,944 (854 second mortgage, 1,019 home equity loan, 49 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,998

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Preble County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,94044
Mainline Protestant4,97429
Catholic8453
Other3193
None29,192-
Preble County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Preble County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Preble County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Preble County:

10.4%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Preble County:

28.5%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Preble County:

Average size of farms: 186 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $54,611
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $198.84
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,937
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,035
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.93%
Corn for grain: 60306 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6784 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 85633 harvested acres
Vegetables: 72 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 74 acres

Earthquake activity:

Preble County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 112.8 miles away from Preble County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from Preble County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • OhioSevere Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1805): October 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1805, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • OhioHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3250): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • OhioSnow, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to December 24, 2004, Emergency Declared (EM-3198): January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3198, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • OhioSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1989 to June 26, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-831): June 10, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • OhioBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3055): January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • OhioSnowstorms, Incident Period: February 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3029): February 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm

The number of natural disasters in Preble County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Japan (30%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Korea (12%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Thailand (6%)
  • Poland (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Preble County (%):

  • German (33%)
  • United States or American (26%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Preble County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,883 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 2,165 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 354 (2%)
  • Other means: 92 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 653 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Preble County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 315 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 55 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Preble County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 219 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in state prisons
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,381.

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.12% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($21,897 average AGI)
1.42% relocated from other states ($9,110 average AGI)
Preble County:

1.42%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, OH  1.29% ($32,038 average AGI)
from Butler County, OH  0.87% ($33,275)
from Wayne County, IN  0.45% ($25,726)
from Darke County, OH  0.27% ($30,500)
from Warren County, OH  0.14% ($47,391)
from Miami County, OH  0.12% ($30,579)
from Clark County, OH  0.06% ($23,000)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.31% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($18,524 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($14,482 average AGI)
Preble County:

2.01%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, OH  1.24% ($30,734 average AGI)
to Butler County, OH  0.87% ($28,336)
to Wayne County, IN  0.46% ($30,184)
to Darke County, OH  0.26% ($23,524)
to Warren County, OH  0.20% ($38,333)
to Greene County, OH  0.14% ($32,087)
to Miami County, OH  0.12% ($27,789)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Preble County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Preble County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Preble County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Preble County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Preble County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,821 (5,750 aged, 1,071 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 751 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Preble County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (621)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (453)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (339)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (308)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (228)
  • Congestive heart failure (214)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (164)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (156)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (142)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (127)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1298
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 917.060
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.05

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58.79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2.35

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 94.9. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,884
  • In family households: 36,509 (9,113 male householders, 2,754 female householders)
    9,398 spouses, 12,169 children (10,937 natural, 294 adopted, 938 stepchildren), 1,070 grandchildren, 200 brothers or sisters, 266 parents, 295 other relatives, 993 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,375 (2,134 male householders (1,687 living alone)), 2,340 female householders (2,097 living alone)), 901 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 386 (317 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,498 2-persons, 2,556 3-persons, 2,194 4-persons, 999 5-persons, 414 6-persons, 206 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,784 1-person, 565 2-persons, 69 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 8 6-persons.

8,175 married couples with children.
1,931 single-parent households (601 men, 1,330 women).

98.0% of residents of Preble County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 55% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $180,512,000 ($4242 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,223,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $95,123,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,136,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,943,000
Federal grants: $25,826,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,319,000 ($276,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,165,000 ($5,897,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,006,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,318,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,511,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,662
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,034
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +61
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -426
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Preble County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.09 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 77
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,302
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,509
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,468
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,683
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,706
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,201
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,071
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,793
Rooms in houses/apartments in Preble County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 726
  • 5 rooms: 3,201
  • 6 rooms: 3,557
  • 7 rooms: 2,509
  • 8 rooms: 1,357
  • 9+ rooms: 1,159
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 431
  • 4 rooms: 851
  • 5 rooms: 853
  • 6 rooms: 454
  • 7 rooms: 293
  • 8 rooms: 169
  • 9+ rooms: 192
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Preble County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 144
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,112
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,017
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,049
  • 5+ bedrooms: 286
  • no bedroom: 94
  • 1 bedroom: 568
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,298
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,062
  • 4 bedrooms: 260
  • 5+ bedrooms: 88
Cars and other vehicles available in Preble County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 360
  • 1 vehicle: 2,438
  • 2 vehicles: 5,678
  • 3 vehicles: 2,841
  • 4 vehicles: 918
  • 5+ vehicles: 396
  • no vehicle: 367
  • 1 vehicle: 1,394
  • 2 vehicles: 1,135
  • 3 vehicles: 381
  • 4 vehicles: 76
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

61% of Preble County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Ohio.

Preble County:

61.1%
State average:

58.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29938
  • Northeast: 582
  • Midwest: 6198
  • South: 4714
  • West: 516

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Preble County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (30.2%)
  • Utility gas (27.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.9%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Electricity (38.3%)
  • Utility gas (36.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.4%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 274
Here:

5.4%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 147
Here:

5.4%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 185
Here:

16.7%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Preble County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $922,000
    General: $38,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $6,867,000
    Police Protection: $3,875,000
    Regular Highways: $3,438,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,797,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,618,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,519,000
    General - Other: $1,348,000
    Financial Administration: $863,000
    Central Staff Services: $620,000
    General Public Buildings: $381,000
    Corrections - Other: $342,000
    Housing & Community Development: $237,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $179,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $449,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Natural Resources: $287,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Welfare - Other: $555,000
    Regular Highways: $316,000
    Police Protection: $144,000
    General Public Building: $37,000
    Financial Administration: $34,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
    General - Other: $17,000
    Central Staff: $10,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,041,000

Preble County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,502,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,725,000
    Regular Highways: $155,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $243,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $920,000
    Interest Earnings: $881,000
    Special Assessments: $132,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,414,000
    Highways: $3,169,000
    Health & Hospitals: $2,107,000
    General Support: $1,133,000
    All Other: $927,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,985,000
    Property: $2,908,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $756,000
    Other Selective Sales: $185,000
    NEC: $64,000

Preble County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,864,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,425,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $439,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $518,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $467,000

Preble County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,778,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,736,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $881,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 525
  • Number of aged recipients: 28
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 497
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 368
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 71
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 175
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 263
Preble County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Preble County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED133$110,586178$98,483833$118,57940$37,4254$620,75070$81,9008$90,875
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$105,71416$118,56357$123,6491$10,0000$01$76,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$113,11945$75,444330$122,67023$24,6090$010$63,6009$70,889
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$90,10523$78,478172$119,83111$76,6360$013$66,7692$98,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$84,3330$031$132,7743$49,0000$01$42,0000$0
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Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$110,33326$154,5001$68,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$155,33311$147,4551$308,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$48,3338$121,3750$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$162,5004$106,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$308,0001$68,0001$68,000
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Preble County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30479.9 years
Robert27470.3 years
William27074.6 years
John27075.4 years
James24971.1 years
Charles24174.9 years
Helen13477.9 years
Ruth13381.7 years
Paul12275.3 years
George12076.6 years
Most common last names in Preble County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15577.4 years
Miller12178.3 years
Brown10876.9 years
Johnson7374.8 years
Davis5775.2 years
Baker5772.5 years
Moore5671.4 years
Wright5375.5 years
Taylor4774.8 years
Jones4773.0 years
Businesses in Preble County, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King2Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In1
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
FedEx3UPS4
H&R Block2Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Kroger1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

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