Preble County

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Preble County, Ohio

101 E Main St
Eaton, OH 45320
Phone: (937) 456-8143
Fax: (937) 456-8114

On the southwestern border of OH, west of Dayton; organized Mar 1, 1808 from Montgomery and Butler counties. Name Origin: For Capt. Edward Preble (1761-1807), commander of the U.S.S Constitution, which bombarded Tripoli in 1804 during the war against the Barbary pirates.

Area (sq mi):: 426.33 (land 424.80; water 1.52) Population per square mile: 100.10
Population 2005: 42,527 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 42,337 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,444; median household $42,093; Population below poverty level: 6.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,867-$24,015
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 26.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Eaton National operates five full-service branches in Preble County, Ohio and has approximately USD 191m in assets and USD 168m in deposits.
According to his mother, who survives him, "Jim Bob" Richards grew up on a farm in Preble County, Ohio, an area once so rural that there were no children his age nearby.
A survey of 54 household aerobic sewage-treatment units was conducted in Preble County, Ohio, in the 1970s (Brewer, Lucas, & Prascak, 1978).