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Top 7 hardest working places in the Dayton area

We all work hard for what we want here in The Buckeye State, but who works the hardest?

Where are the people that go into work early Monday morning and the ones that stay late on Friday night?

Zippia created a list recently and ranked 255 of the hardest working places in Ohio.

The criteria they used was: average hours worked, average commute time, workers per household, labor force participation rate and adults with a college degree.

They used new data from the 2009-2014, 5 year estimate that the Census Bureau had released.

One local city that made into the top 10.

Here are seven local cities that have been deemed as hard working:

Workers in the Fuyao Glass America Moraine plant stack newly manufactured windshields. TY GREENLEES / STAFF.

7. Oakwood

Oakwood is a smaller city in the Dayton area with a population of 9,150, yet it seems to be jammed packed with people that know how to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

The average amount of hours worked per week is 40.2, and the percentage of college graduates is at 67.7 percent.

25. Springboro

Springboro came in at 25 with its strong work ethic.

The city has a population of 17,499, 1.5 workers per household, and work 39.7 hours per week.

38. Beavercreek

Beavercreek came in close behind Springboro with 50 percent college graduates and 1.3 workers per household.

They have a population of 45,738.

39. Bellbrook

Next on the list is Bellbrook with a population at about 7,035.

People here work about 37.9 hours a week and have 1.4 workers for household.

84. Tipp City

Tipp City has about a 29.2 percent of adults with college degrees living in this area.

Hours worked per week is at 39.6 and there are about 1.3 workers per household.

114. Centerville

The population in this city comes in at about 23,986.

Centerville has a percent of 45.8 college grads, and they work about 39.2 hours per week.

123. Kettering

Kettering wraps up this list of the top 7 local hardest working places.

Population is at 56,138, adults with a college degree is at 31.3 percent and the hours worked per week is at 38.5


223. Dayton

The Gem City fell a little behind on this list but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t hard workers in the city.

Dayton has one of the larger populations at 141,776, 34.8 hours worked per week, 1.1 workers per household, and 16.7 percent of adults with a college degree.

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