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Eaton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Eaton had a population of 8,628 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Eaton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,628
Daytime Population: Workers 6,518
Daytime Population: Residents 4,959
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,477
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 8,360
Population in Familes 6,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 268
Population Density2 1,376
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $46,231
Average Household Income $62,244
Per Capita Income $25,669


Total Housing Units 3,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,240 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,344 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $96,236
Average Home Value $123,347


Total Households 3,584
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,266
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.01%
Households 0.38% 0.02%
Families 0.52% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 2017 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 # 204 83rd
Population Density # 530 56th
Diversity Index # 588 52nd
Median Household Income # 789 35th
Per Capita Income # 547 55th

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