A member of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, Trotwood is a city located in Montgomery County, Ohio. Named after Betsy Trotwood (think Charles Dickens), Trotwood had a population just under 24,000 as of the 2010 census, down from the 27,420 tally taken in 2000.
Trotwood boasts numerous tourist attractions throughout the city, including Hara Arena, site of the annual Amateur Radio Operators convention. Hara Arena is also home to the Dayton Demolition and the Federal Hockey League. Popular golf courses include Hara Greens and Moss Creek.
The defendant in the 1942 U.S. Supreme Court Case of Wickard v. Filburn, Roscoe Filburn, lived and worked on land that is now urban Trotwood. On the NBC sitcom Scrubs, Zach Braff’s character, John “J.D.” Dorian, called Trotwood home. Detective Thomas J. Cope also grew up in Trotwood.
In 2010, 68% of Trotwood’s population was African American, 28% White, and 3% reported two or more races. The city’s median age came in just under 42 years old, and Trotwood’s gender composition was 44% male and 56% female. Ten years prior, the median household income for a family living in Trotwood was just under $35,000 — $33,771 for men and $26,324 for women.
The Montgomery County District Courthouse is located at 195 S. Clayton Road in New Lebanon, Ohio, 45345.