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Gahanna, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Gahanna had a population of 34,661 as of July 1, 2016. Gahanna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Gahanna is located at latitude 40.0367 and longitude -82.8799 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gahanna (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The City of Gahanna (GNIS ID: 2394837) 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 City of Gahanna is located within Township of Mifflin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gahanna 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 Gahanna: Bridgeport, Gahana, Gahannan.

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


Total Population 34,661
Population in Households 34,477
Population in Familes 28,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 2,789
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 13,662
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 9,424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,714 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,948 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 610 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $199,136
Average Home Value $229,691


Median Household Income $77,292
Average Household Income $95,186
Per Capita Income $37,646
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.9%
Households 0.75% 0.95%
Families 0.47% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Gahanna, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gahanna 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 # 41 97th
Population Density1 # 110 91st
Diversity Index2 # 106 91st
Median Household Income # 100 92nd
Per Capita Income # 107 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.