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Gahanna, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Gahanna had a population of 36,253 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gahanna: Bridgeport, Gahana, Gahannan.

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Gahanna, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,253
Daytime Population: Workers 19,261
Daytime Population: Residents 16,525
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,786
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 36,066
Population in Familes 30,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density2 2,917
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $78,939
Average Household Income $98,596
Per Capita Income $39,038


Total Housing Units 14,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,204 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,109 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $200,095
Average Home Value $230,322


Total Households 14,313
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 9,864
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 1.08%
Households 1.3% 1.13%
Families 1.04% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2017 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 # 37 97th
Population Density # 96 92nd
Diversity Index # 106 91st
Median Household Income # 109 91st
Per Capita Income # 110 91st

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