Huber Heights, Ohio

Huber Heights is a large suburban city in Montgomery and Miami counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. Huber Heights' motto is "A city with a vision, come grow with us!" The former Wayne Township, now defunct, was incorporated as the City of Huber Heights on January 23, 1981. The city is named for Charles Huber, the developer who constructed a number of the houses that would later constitute the city. Suburban development began in the area in 1956. [6] Huber Heights continued to grow by annexing parcels in Miami County. Huber Heights is the third largest suburb in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area by population, behind Kettering with 56,163, and Beavercreek with 45,193. Huber Heights' current mayor is Jeff Gore. The population of Huber Heights was 38,101 at the 2010 census.[7]

Huber Heights, Ohio
Huber Heights welcome sign with the phrase, "Come Grow With Us!"
Huber Heights welcome sign with the phrase, "Come Grow With Us!"
Official seal of Huber Heights, Ohio
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Brick City, Huber, The Heights,
Motto(s): 
Come Grow With us!
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°51′3″N 84°7′39″W / 39.85083°N 84.12750°W / 39.85083; -84.12750Coordinates: 39°51′3″N 84°7′39″W / 39.85083°N 84.12750°W / 39.85083; -84.12750
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountiesMontgomery, Miami
IncorporatedJanuary 23, 1981
Government
 • MayorJeff Gore (R)
 • City managerRobert Schommer
Area
 • Total22.37 sq mi (57.94 km2)
 • Land22.20 sq mi (57.50 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation932 ft (284 m)
Population
 • Total38,101
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
38,154
 • Density1,718.57/sq mi (663.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45424
Area code(s)937, 326
FIPS code39-36610[5]
GNIS feature ID1048856[2]
Websitewww.hhoh.org

GeographyEdit

Most of Huber Heights is in Montgomery County, while the city has more recently annexed land in Miami County. One small parcel of the city was located in Greene County, but it was detached from the city in 2013.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.37 square miles (57.94 km2), of which 22.27 square miles (57.68 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[9]

The city developed northeast of Dayton on land between the Great Miami River and the Mad River. State Routes 202 (Old Troy Pike) and 201 (Brandt Pike) serve as the main north-south arteries, while Shull Rd., Executive Blvd., Interstate 70, Taylorsville, Chambersburg, and Fishburg Roads serve as the main east-west arteries. The bulk of the city lies between Needmore Road to the south and Interstate 70 to the North. Recent development has expanded the boundaries of the city north into Miami County near National Road.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
197018,943
198034,64282.9%
199038,69611.7%
200038,212−1.3%
201038,101−0.3%
2019 (est.)38,154[4]0.1%
Population 1970-2000.[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 38,101 people, 14,720 households, and 10,552 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,710.9 inhabitants per square mile (660.6/km2). There were 15,875 housing units at an average density of 712.8 per square mile (275.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.6% White, 13.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 14,720 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 38,212 people, 14,392 households, and 10,779 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,817.2 people per square mile (701.6/km2). There were 14,938 housing units at an average density of 710.4 per square mile (274.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.88% White, 9.78% African American, 0.28% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 2.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population.

There were 14,392 households, of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,073, and the median income for a family was $53,579. Males had a median income of $40,099 versus $28,723 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,951. About 4.2% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

EconomyEdit

Huber Heights' location near the intersection of I-70 and I-75 has long made it an attractive hub for the trucking industry. With two exits on I-70, many popular chain restaurants exist near the exits such as Panera Bread, McDonald's, Burger King, Sonic, Waffle House (one at each exit), Texas Roadhouse, Arby's, Tim Horton's, Applebee's, Fazoli's, Skyline Chili, Rooster's, and Buffalo Wild Wings, among others. There are also various strip malls in Huber Heights. Marian Shopping Center, located near the intersection of Brandt Pike and Fishburg Road, is slated for redevelopment, which the city purchased for $2.8 million.[11]

The city chamber of commerce notes the following large businesses as operating within the city: ABF Freight System, Inc. Apache Technologies, Dayton Freight, NDC Technologies, AIDA/DTC, Bowser Morner, Coca-Cola, Enginetics, Fukuvi USA, Hughes-Peters, Metokote and Trimble Navigation.[12]

In January 2013, Magnetar Capital bought 1,900 properties in Huber Heights from the family of the original developer. It rents these homes as part of its overall investment strategy. About one in every eleven homes in the city is owned by the firm.[13]

Top employersEdit

According to the City's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[14] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Huber Heights City School District 935
2 Walmart 566
3 CBS Personnel Services 537
4 Trimble 530
5 ABF Freight System 510
6 Meijer 503
7 McDonald's 444
8 FedEx Freight 415
9 Kroger 378
10 AM PM Employment LLC 344

EducationEdit

  • Education in Huber Heights is consisted of 11 schools for grades K-12, (8 public, 3 private) : Wayne High School (9-12)(hhcs), Weisenborn Junior High School (7-8)(hhcs), Rushmore Elementary School (k-6)(hhcs), Charles H. Huber Elementary School (k-6)(hhcs), Monticello Elementary School (k-6)(hhcs), Valley Forge Elementary School (k-6)(hhcs), Wright Brothers Elementary School (k-6)(hhcs), Studebaker Preschool (hhcs), along with 3 private schools that are separate from the school district: Dayton Montessori Society, St. Peter Elementary School (k-8), and the Huber Heights Cristian Academy.

Tourist attractionsEdit

  • Rose Music Center at The Heights - entertainment/ music venue
  • Carriage Hill Metropark - nature/ parks & recreation
  • Charleston Falls Preserve - nature
  • Ving Tsun Museum - museum
  • Thomas Cloud Memorial Park - parks & recreation
  • Good Samaritan Field at Heidikamp Stadium (Wayne High School) - sports

MiscellaneousEdit

Huber Heights is the home of WSWO Oldies 97.3 FM[16], a community radio that specializes in music from the 50s, 60, and 70s. Oldies 97.3 broadcasts Wayne Warrior sports, with the highlight being football games in the fall. The station also hosts radio programs throughout the week.

Notable peopleEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Huber Heights has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "City History". City of Huber Heights. Archived from the original on March 18, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved 2010-03-20.
  8. ^ "City Council meeting minutes" (PDF). City of Huber Heights. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2019-03-13. WHEREAS, the subject property is the only property within the City of Huber Heights that is also located in Greene County; and WHEREAS, the City of Huber Heights consents to the Detachment.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  10. ^ "Census Of Population And Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  11. ^ "City makes shopping center buy in revitalization efforts". www.bizjournals.com. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Perlberg, Heather; Gittelsohn, John (October 21, 2013). "Magnetar Goes Long Ohio Town While Shorting Its Tax Base". Bloomberg News. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  14. ^ "City of Huber Heights CAFR".
  15. ^ "Locations". Dayton Metro Library. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Oldies FM 97.3 Radio, YOUR Community Radio Station! | The Best Rock of the 50's, 60's and 70's on FM 97.3 and Worldwide on the Web". Retrieved 2020-05-16.

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