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The Village of Bluffton had a population of 4,295 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bluffton is located at latitude 40.892 and longitude -83.8878 in Allen County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bluffton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Allen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Bluffton are located in Allen County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hancock County.

The Village of Bluffton (GNIS ID: 2398144) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Bluffton is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bluffton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluffton: Croghan, Shannon.

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Bluffton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,295
Population in Households 3,541
Population in Familes 2,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 754
Population Density1 1,178
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,506
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 991
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,021 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $147,642
Average Home Value $180,167


Median Household Income $56,164
Average Household Income $66,491
Per Capita Income $27,097
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.23%
Households 0.61% 0.37%
Families 0.99% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bluffton, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluffton to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 318 74th
Population Density1 # 642 47th
Diversity Index2 # 518 57th
Median Household Income # 345 72nd
Per Capita Income # 345 72nd

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