Community Profile

Trotwood has long been known for its civic pride and entrepreneurial spirit, governmental excellence and commercial success, and its small town charm with big city advantages. Today, Trotwood’s leadership is working hard to elevate its urban-suburban amenities and offer up its hometown values to attract more businesses and residents by taking bold steps towards turning things around.

Trotwood’s rich farmland, scenic railway bikeway, and picturesque Olde Town district preserve its historic backbone. This 1st outer ring suburb of Dayton opens up the largely undeveloped northwest Montgomery County region. Its nearly 30,000 residents are spread comfortably over almost 30 square miles, enjoying affordable family living in a non-congested setting.

The community’s solid median income yields substantial buying power to support its regional shopping hub and drive more upscale housing to take root. The Trotwood-Madison City Schools' $90 million investment has yielded a new high school, middle school, and a K-1 school all located on a central campus, as well as 2 brand new elementary schools located in Trotwood neighborhoods.


As Trotwood has a population of approximately 24,431 with 12,152 housing units; a land are of 30.53 square miles; a water area of 0.01 square miles, and a population density of 898.14 people per square mile (per 2010 Census).  Trotwood is an incorporated city (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 39 degrees 47' 50" N and longitude 84 degrees 18' 41" W.  The elevation is 840 feet.  We are in the Eastern time zone and observe Daylight Savings Time.

The City of Trotwood has been an incorporated political subdivision for 109 years, and Madison Township has been an incorporated political subdivision for 200 years.  Trotwood and Madison Township merged in 1996.