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About Huber Heights, OH
Huber Heights is a city in Montgomery and Miami Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is a suburb of Dayton, and is the third-largest suburb in the Dayton metropolitan statistical area by population, behind Kettering with 57,862, and Beavercreek with 46,549. The population of Huber Heights was 43,439 at the 2020 census. This was a 14% increase since the 2010 census, making it the largest growth in Montgomery County in the last decade.
Hubert Heights' origins trace back to the now-defunct Wayne Township, which was settled in the early to mid-1800s. Wayne Township 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 later constituted the city. Suburban development began in the area in 1956. Huber Heights continued to grow by annexing parcels in Miami County.
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.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.37 square miles (57.94 km), of which about 61 acres (25 ha) are covered by water.
As of the census of 2010, 38,101 people, 14,720 households, and 10,552 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,710.9 inhabitants per square mile (660.6/km2). The 15,875 housing units had an average density of 712.8 per square mile (275.2/km). 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.1% of the population.
Of the 14,720 households, 35.8% had children under 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 not families. About 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 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; The age distribution was 25.4% under 18; 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, 38,212 people, 14,392 households, and 10,779 families were residing in the city. The population density was 1,817.2/sq mi (701.6/km2). The 14,938 housing units had an average density of 710.4/sq mi (274.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 84.88% White, 9.78% African American, 0.28% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 2.25% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.66% of the population.
Of the 14,392 households, 36.9% had children under 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 nont amilies. About 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.64, and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city, the age distribution was 27.4% under 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 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,073, and 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.
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. Also, various strip malls are 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.
The city chamber of commerce notes these 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.
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 11 homes in the city is owned by the firm.
According to the city's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
Huber Heights has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: