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Eaton, Ohio
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Eaton, Ohio

Eaton is a city located in Preble County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,133. It is the county seat of Preble County6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Schools
4 Famous Residents
5 Misc.


Eaton is located at 39°44'51" North, 84°38'2" West (39.747603, -84.633818)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.7 km² (5.7 mi²). 14.7 km² (5.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.18% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 8,133 people, 3,274 households, and 2,183 families residing in the city. The population density is 553.8/km² (1,434.2/mi²). There are 3,467 housing units at an average density of 236.1/km² (611.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.02% White, 0.39% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,274 households out of which 30.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 29.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $37,231, and the median income for a family is $42,241. Males have a median income of $32,404 versus $24,006 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,771. 8.7% of the population and 5.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.0% are under the age of 18 and 9.5% are 65 or older.


East Elementary School, Bruce Elementary School, Dixon-Israel Middle School(closed in 2004), Eaton High School

Famous Residents

The most famous resident of Eaton was Andrew L. Harris, a hero at Gettysburg and the last General of the Civil War to serve as a Governor.

Birthplace of William Stephens former mayor of Los Angeles, governor of California 1917-1923 (b.1859 - d.1944)


Eaton also hosts a yearly Pork Festival in September which attracts many craft lovers and pork aficionados.