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Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Wright-Patterson AFB is an U.S. Air Force base located in Dayton, Ohio. It is named after the Wright brothers, who used "Wright field" as their testing ground, and the Patterson family who owned the NCR Corporation whose headquarters are in Dayton.

As of the 2000 census, the U.S. Air Force base had a total population of 6,656.


Wright-Patterson AFB is located at 39°47'55" North, 84°5'2" West (39.798708, -84.083988)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the U.S. Air Force base has a total area of 30.5 km² (11.8 mi²). 30.3 km² (11.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.76% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 6,656 people, 1,754 households, and 1,704 families residing in the U.S. Air Force base. The population density is 219.8/km² (569.2/mi²). There are 2,096 housing units at an average density of 69.2/km² (179.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the U.S. Air Force base is 76.11% White, 15.25% African American, 0.45% Native American, 2.30% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.09% from other races, and 3.68% from two or more races. 4.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,754 households out of which 78.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.0% are married couples living together, 6.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 2.8% are non-families. 2.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.60 and the average family size is 3.64.

In the U.S. Air Force base the population is spread out with 42.5% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 41.5% from 25 to 44, 4.2% from 45 to 64, and 0.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the U.S. Air Force base is $43,342, and the median income for a family is $43,092. Males have a median income of $30,888 versus $21,044 for females. The per capita income for the U.S. Air Force base is $15,341. 1.8% of the population and 1.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.4% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.

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