See where population changed in every Dayton area city, Huber Heights, Beavercreek, Springboro, Fairborn, Kettering

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Top 5 growing cities in Dayton region      
  2020 2010 Population change
Huber Heights 43,439 38,101 5,338
Fairborn 34,510 32,352 2,158
Kettering 57,862 56,163 1,699
Springboro 19,062 17,409 1,653
Beavercreek 46,549 45,193 1,356
       
5 cities that lost most population      
Dayton 137,644 141,527 (3,883)
Trotwood 23,070 24,431 (1,361)
Riverside 24,474 25,201 (727)
Xenia 25,441 25,719 (278)
Miamisburg 19,923 20,181 (258)
Source: U.S. Census    

Miami County Commission President Gregory Simmons said the county’s overall quality of life – good schools and availability of good jobs – will probably continue drawing people.

Scott Falkowski, interim city manager for Huber Heights, and Simmons said those jobs at Wright-Patt and related logistics centers were major engines of growth. City investments in amenities such as the Rose Music Center also helped attract and hold residents, Falkowski said.

The influx is evident from a boom in home construction, he said.

“Over the past 10 years we have seen a lot of growth in the residential market at the north end of the city,” Falkowski said.

The city issued more than 200 new home permits both in 2019 and 2020 and as of Aug. 1 already had 210 this year. Newer developments include Artisan Walk, Carriage Trails, Lexington Place, Silver Oaks of Huber Heights and Windbrooke. New apartment buildings also brought new residents, Falkowski said.

“We’re expecting that 10 years from now, that number is going to keep increasing,” he said.

The same is underway now in Tipp City, Troy and West Milton, said Simmons, who’s also on the county zoning board.

“We’ve got builders building homes everywhere here,” he said.

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New single-family homes are being built at Arden Place in Fairborn. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

Fairborn, east of Wright-Patt as Huber Heights is to the west, grew 6.7% by adding 2,158 residents.

“I think one of the reasons we see that kind of growth is our location,” City Manager Rob Anderson said – not just proximity to WPAFB, but also access to Interstate 675 and I-70.

Elected officials have made it easier to build houses in the city, and more events are bringing people there, Anderson said. He expects more growth on the city’s east side.

“We’re still adding quite a few houses each year,” Anderson said.

The biggest population losses among area cities came in Dayton and Trotwood. Dayton lost 2.7% of its population, or 3,883; while Trotwood lost 5.6%, or 1,361. Riverside, Xenia and Miamisburg also lost several hundred people each.

Judy Dodge, Montgomery County Commission president, said the Dayton area took several blows in the last few years, such as the Oregon District shooting, the effects of COVID-19, and destruction of housing by the 2019 tornado.

The downtown core is rebounding with new apartments, restaurants and the renovated Dayton Arcade, she said. And the city’s population loss was offset by strong growth in smaller surrounding towns to the north and east. That’s probably due to their easy access to I-70 and 75, Dodge said.

Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald attributed her city’s population shifts to housing losses from the 2019 tornado that have not been replaced, and to the omission of hundreds of nursing home residents from the census count due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

Growth near Wright-Patt, however, was enough to boost Montgomery County as a whole to 0.4% growth.

To the south, Warren County population shot up by 13.9%, adding 29,644 people. One of its centers for growth is Springboro, which grew by 9.5%, or 1,653.

City Manager Chris Pozzuto credited quality of life for families as a reason for growth. Springboro is among the top-ranked cities in Ohio based on low taxes and good city services, he said.

“(Future) challenges are to maintain the best services we can and increase our tax base to maintain those services,” Pozzuto said. “The same way we did through our major growth spurt in the 1990s.”

Springboro is growing, according to the 2020 census. JIM NOELKER/STAFF
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Springboro is growing, according to the 2020 census. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

The second-fastest growing county in the region was Butler County, with population growth of 6.0%, or 22,227 people. Residents 18 and over grew by 8.5%, nearly twice the rate of that group for Ohio as a whole, said county Development Director David Fehr. That indicates people are moving in for jobs: from Butler County, one member of a household can commute to Cincinnati while another drives to Dayton, he said.

“We’re getting a lot of residential development in Liberty Township, West Chester Township and Fairfield Township,” Fehr said.

Most of the decade’s growth has been suburban, but Hamilton has increased its downtown living options, he said.

Overall, the current surge of development has been paced much more manageably than growth in the 1990s, Fehr said. While new and expanded services are serving the increased population, it hasn’t been a strain, he said.

Some places grew more than others from 2010 to 2020, but nowhere in the region could match the rate of Morrow.

The population of the village on U.S. 22 in Warren County swelled by 72.5% in the last decade — from 1,188 to 2,049, a jump of 861 people.

“This is primarily due to a large housing development, the Woodlands, in the southern part of the village,” Village Administrator Caroline Whitacre said in an email.

Morrow, founded as a railroad town on the Little Miami line, actually lost population during the previous census, she said. But that changed dramatically with the sale of a 400-acre farm to developers in 2004. Since then about 500 houses have gone up and another 300 are planned, Whitacre said.

“The Woodlands has brought an influx of new families and new vitality into Morrow,” she said. “The predominant comment I hear is that the new people in Morrow want to get away from the city bustle and want a less crowded and more peaceful lifestyle.”

The former rail line is now part of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. But the increased population, while increasing the tax base, also brought more traffic and greater demand for services, Whitacre said. As a result, the water system is getting a $2 million upgrade.

Dayton-area population changes from 2010-2020        
         
Name 2,020 2,010 Change % change
DARKE COUNTY        
Adams Twp. 3,343 3,441 -98 -2.8%
Allen Twp. 1,008 1,098 -90 -8.2%
Ansonia 1,160 1,174 -14 -1.2%
Arcanum 2,347 2,129 218 10.2%
Bradford 1,796 1,842 -46 -2.5%
Brown Twp. 2,056 2,073 -17 -0.8%
Burkettsville 272 244 28 11.5%
Butler Twp. 1,455 1,535 -80 -5.2%
Castine 110 130 -20 -15.4%
Franklin Twp. 1,210 1,241 -31 -2.5%
Gettysburg 463 513 -50 -9.7%
Gordon 245 212 33 15.6%
Greenville 12,786 13,227 -441 -3.3%
Greenville Twp. 17,159 17,613 -454 -2.6%
Harrison Twp. 2,164 2,255 -91 -4.0%
Hollansburg 243 227 16 7.0%
Ithaca 81 136 -55 -40.4%
Jackson Twp. 2,668 2,876 -208 -7.2%
Liberty Twp. 986 1,071 -85 -7.9%
Mississinawa Twp. 688 752 -64 -8.5%
Monroe Twp. 1,647 1,735 -88 -5.1%
Neave Twp. 2,198 2,330 -132 -5.7%
New Madison 840 892 -52 -5.8%
New Weston 124 136 -12 -8.8%
North Star 224 236 -12 -5.1%
Osgood 306 302 4 1.3%
Palestine 180 200 -20 -10.0%
Patterson Twp. 1,452 1,365 87 6.4%
Pitsburg 381 388 -7 -1.8%
Richland Twp. 820 841 -21 -2.5%
Rossburg 159 201 -42 -20.9%
Twin Twp. 4,249 4,060 189 4.7%
Union 1,582 1,666 -84 -5.0%
Van Buren Twp. 1,528 1,469 59 4.0%
Versailles 2,692 2,687 5 0.2%
Wabash Twp. 909 887 22 2.5%
Washington Twp. 1,286 1,325 -39 -2.9%
Wayne Lakes 693 718 -25 -3.5%
Wayne Twp. 4,491 4,489 2 0.0%
York Twp. 564 503 61 12.1%
Yorkshire 95 96 -1 -1.0%
Darke County 51,881 52,959 -1,078 -2.0%
         
GREENE COUNTY        
Bath Twp. 39,365 39,392 -27 -0.1%
Beavercreek 46,549 45,193 1,356 3.0%
Beavercreek Twp. 56,025 52,156 3,869 7.4%
Bellbrook 7,317 6,943 374 5.4%
Bowersville 261 312 -51 -16.3%
Caesarscreek Twp. 1,185 1,137 48 4.2%
Cedarville Twp. 5,899 5,500 399 7.3%
Cedarville 4,257 4,019 238 5.9%
Fairborn 34,510 32,352 2,158 6.7%
Jamestown 2,052 1,993 59 3.0%
Jefferson Twp. 1,119 1,254 -135 -10.8%
Miami Twp. 4,933 4,790 143 3.0%
New Jasper Twp. 2,639 2,568 71 2.8%
Ross Twp. 818 750 68 9.1%
Silvercreek Twp. 3,732 3,738 -6 -0.2%
Spring Valley Twp. 2,478 2,581 -103 -4.0%
Spring Valley 415 479 -64 -13.4%
Sugarcreek Twp. 9,534 8,041 1,493 18.6%
Xenia 25,441 25,719 -278 -1.1%
Xenia Twp. 6,742 6,537 205 3.1%
Yellow Springs 3,697 3,487 210 6.0%
Greene County 167,966 161,573 6,393 4.0%
         
MIAMI COUNTY        
Bethel Twp. 4,758 4,843 -85 -1.8%
Brown Twp. 1,585 1,595 -10 -0.6%
Casstown 270 267 3 1.1%
Concord Twp. 31,417 30,353 1,064 3.5%
Covington 2,548 2,584 -36 -1.4%
Elizabeth Twp. 1,686 1,648 38 2.3%
Fletcher 451 473 -22 -4.7%
Laura 398 474 -76 -16.0%
Lostcreek Twp. 1,606 1,676 -70 -4.2%
Ludlow Falls 175 208 -33 -15.9%
Monroe Twp. 16,114 15,553 561 3.6%
Newberry Twp. 6,395 6,449 -54 -0.8%
Newton Twp. 3,516 3,399 117 3.4%
Piqua 20,354 20,522 -168 -0.8%
Pleasant Hill 1,241 1,200 41 3.4%
Potsdam 225 288 -63 -21.9%
Springcreek Twp. 2,144 1,948 196 10.1%
Staunton Twp. 2,439 2,090 349 16.7%
Tipp City 10,274 9,689 585 6.0%
Troy 26,305 25,058 1,247 5.0%
Union Twp. 9,569 9,871 -302 -3.1%
Washington Twp. 1,503 1,576 -73 -4.6%
West Milton 4,697 4,630 67 1.4%
Miami County 108,774 102,506 6,268 6.1%
         
MONTGOMERY        
Brookville 5,989 5,884 105 1.8%
Butler Twp. 8,269 7,894 375 4.8%
Centerville 24,240 23,999 241 1.0%
Clay Twp. 8,876 8,847 29 0.3%
Clayton 13,310 13,209 101 0.8%
Dayton 137,644 141,527 -3,883 -2.7%
Englewood 13,463 13,465 -2 0.0%
Farmersville 975 1,009 -34 -3.4%
German Twp. 8,747 8,429 318 3.8%
Germantown 5,796 5,547 249 4.5%
Harrison Twp. 21,814 22,397 -583 -2.6%
Huber Heights 43,439 38,101 5,338 14.0%
Jackson Twp. 6,076 6,335 -259 -4.1%
Jefferson Twp. 5,855 6,972 -1,117 -16.0%
Kettering 57,862 56,163 1,699 3.0%
Miami Twp. 52,156 50,735 1,421 2.8%
Miamisburg 19,923 20,181 -258 -1.3%
Moraine 6,393 6,307 86 1.4%
New Lebanon 3,796 3,995 -199 -5.0%
Oakwood 9,572 9,202 370 4.0%
Perry Twp. 5,848 5,999 -151 -2.5%
Phillipsburg 498 557 -59 -10.6%
Riverside 24,474 25,201 -727 -2.9%
Trotwood 23,070 24,431 -1,361 -5.6%
Union 6,859 6,419 440 6.9%
Union City Twp. 6,811 6,369 442 6.9%
Vandalia 15,209 15,246 -37 -0.2%
Washington Twp. 61,682 56,607 5,075 9.0%
West Carrollton 13,129 13,143 -14 -0.1%
Montgomery County 537,309 535,153 2,156 0.4%
         
PREBLE COUNTY        
Camden 1,989 2,046 -57 -2.8%
College Corner 387 407 -20 -4.9%
Dixon Twp. 568 567 1 0.2%
Eaton 8,375 8,407 -32 -0.4%
Eldorado 458 509 -51 -10.0%
Gasper Twp. 3,911 3,909 2 0.1%
Gratis Twp. 4,224 4,408 -184 -4.2%
Gratis 842 881 -39 -4.4%
Harrison Twp. 4,305 4,594 -289 -6.3%
Israel Twp. 1,131 1,169 -38 -3.3%
Jackson Twp. 1,141 1,190 -49 -4.1%
Jefferson Twp. 3,226 3,309 -83 -2.5%
Lanier Twp. 3,727 3,853 -126 -3.3%
Lewisburg 1,745 1,820 -75 -4.1%
Monroe Twp. 2,084 2,258 -174 -7.7%
New Paris 1,494 1,629 -135 -8.3%
Somers Twp. 3,829 3,992 -163 -4.1%
Twin Twp. 2,669 2,790 -121 -4.3%
Verona 403 494 -91 -18.4%
Washington Twp. 1,809 1,824 -15 -0.8%
West Alexandria 1,334 1,340 -6 -0.4%
West Elkton 164 197 -33 -16.8%
West Manchester 415 474 -59 -12.4%
Preble County 40,999 42,270 -1,271 -3.0%
         
WARREN COUNTY        
Butlerville 155 163 -8 -4.9%
Clearcreek Twp. 36,238 30,265 5,973 19.7%
Corwin 484 421 63 15.0%
Deerfield Twp. 40,525 36,059 4,466 12.4%
Franklin 11,690 11,771 -81 -0.7%
Franklin Twp. 31,676 30,312 1,364 4.5%
Hamilton Twp. 30,587 23,556 7,031 29.8%
Harlan Twp. 4,929 4,698 231 4.9%
Harveysburg 554 546 8 1.5%
Lebanon 20,841 20,033 808 4.0%
Loveland 1,034 792 242 30.6%
Maineville 1,405 975 430 44.1%
Mason 34,792 30,712 4,080 13.3%
Massie Twp. 1,195 1,141 54 4.7%
Morrow 2,049 1,188 861 72.5%
Pleasant Plain 129 154 -25 -16.2%
Salem Twp. 5,215 4,389 826 18.8%
South Lebanon 6,384 4,115 2,269 55.1%
Springboro 19,062 17,409 1,653 9.5%
Turtlecreek Twp. 17,644 15,143 2,501 16.5%
Union Twp. 6,251 4,696 1,555 33.1%
Washington Twp. 2,752 2,717 35 1.3%
Wayne Twp. 8,658 8,180 478 5.8%
Waynesville 2,669 2,834 -165 -5.8%
Warren County 242,337 212,693 29,644 13.9%
         
*** Some township populations include incorporated areas from adjacent cites.        
         
Source: U.S. Census Bureau      


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