Canal Winchester, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Canal Winchester, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Canal Winchester had a population of 7,567 as of July 1, 2016. Canal Winchester ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canal Winchester is located at latitude 39.8398 and longitude -82.8163 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canal Winchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Canal Winchester are located in Fairfield County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Franklin County.

The City of Canal Winchester (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Canal Winchester is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester: Winchester.

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


Total Population 7,567
Population in Households 7,389
Population in Familes 6,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 178
Population Density1 1,015
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,821
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 2,009
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,090 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,265 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $204,647
Average Home Value $223,897


Median Household Income $75,985
Average Household Income $95,599
Per Capita Income $36,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.15%
Households 1.03% 1.15%
Families 0.69% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Canal Winchester, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canal Winchester 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 # 216 82nd
Population Density1 # 730 40th
Diversity Index2 # 260 79th
Median Household Income # 109 91st
Per Capita Income # 123 90th

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