Area Code 937

Where Is Area Code 937?

Updated: January 23rd 2021

Area code 937 is the area code for much of the southwestern part of Ohio. Area code 937 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 20 counties of Ohio. Area code 937 was put into service on September 28, 1996, and was created from a split of area code 513.

Dayton is the sixth most populous city in Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Dayton is known for being the hometown of Orville and Wilbur Wright; they are the ones who invented, built, and flew the world’s first successful plane. Dayton has been given several nicknames including “Gem City,” “Birthplace of Aviation,” and “Little Detroit.” Dayton has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters; it is also subject to severe weather typical of the Midwestern United States. Going back in history, Dayton was founded in 1796 by a group of settlers from Cincinnati known as “The Thompson Party.” Dayton became open to settlement in 1797 when the Mad River Road was laid out, which was the first overland connection between Dayton and Cincinnati. In 1803, Ohio was admitted as a state, which is the same year Dayton became the county seat of Montgomery County. During the late 19th century, Dayton was the home for many patents and inventions.

Dayton has a population of 141,527 and the racial makeup of the city is 51.7% White, 42.9% African American, 3.0% Hispanic, and 0.9% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately the crime rate in Dayton is so high that it is among the top ten most dangerous cities in Ohio.

When it comes to the economy, healthcare, namely Kettering Health Network and Premier Health Partners, accounts for much of Dayton’s economy. Other important sectors of the economy include exporting, defense, and aerospace. Dayton is also a major tourist city; the National Museum of the United States Air Force is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world and is the most visited attraction in Dayton. Other points of interest in the city include the America’s Packard Museum, the Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Dayton Art Institute, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, and the Carillon Historical Park.

Springfield is a city in Ohio and is the county seat of Clark County. Springfield is roughly 26 miles northeast of Dayton and 46 miles west of Columbus. Going back in history, Springfield was founded by James Demint in 1801 and became the county seat of Clark County in 1818. The National Road was significantly responsible for Springfield’s early growth. At the end of the 19th century, industrialists such as Asa S. Bushnell and Benjamin H. Warder dominated Springfield. At the start of the 20th century, Springfield was known as “Home City” and “Champion City.” Springfield was home to ten automobile companies from 1916 to 1926. In 1966, Springfield became the first city in Ohio to have a black mayor. Today Springfield has a population of 60,608 and the racial makeup of the city is 75.2% White, 18.1% African American, 3.0% Hispanic, and 0.8% Asian (2010 Census). Recently Springfield’s violent crime rate has steadily been increasing and as a result, it is among the top ten most dangerous cities in Ohio. Springfield is home to Wittenberg University and Clark State Community College. Points of interest in the city include the Westcott House, the Heart of Ohio Antique Center, the Buck Creek State Park, the Hartman Rock Garden, the George Rogers Clark Park, and the Springfield Museum of Art.

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Kettering is a city in Montgomery County and Greene County in Ohio and is a suburb of Dayton. The city is named for Charles F. Kettering, an inventor who contributed greatly to Dayton. Kettering has a population of 56,163 and the racial makeup of the city is 92.6% White, 3.3% African American, 2.1% Hispanic, and 1.3% Asian (2010 Census). The very low crime rate makes Kettering a safe city to reside in. Kettering is home to 20 parks and the Fraze Pavilion, a major outdoor amphitheater that hosts many popular American and international music artists. The Skate Plaza of Kettering is a skateboard park that was collaborated between the City of Kettering and professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek.

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