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Eaton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Eaton had a population of 8,658 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Eaton is located at latitude 39.7511 and longitude -84.6345 in Preble County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eaton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Preble County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Eaton (GNIS ID: 1086845) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eaton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Eaton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,658
Population in Households 8,390
Population in Familes 6,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 268
Population Density1 1,381
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 3,614
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,247 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,367 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 345 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $96,614
Average Home Value $120,470


Median Household Income $43,919
Average Household Income $57,645
Per Capita Income $23,914
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.23%
Households 0.57% 0.3%
Families 0.78% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Eaton, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eaton to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 201 84th
Population Density1 # 530 56th
Diversity Index2 # 577 53rd
Median Household Income # 774 36th
Per Capita Income # 575 53rd

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