Grove City, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grove City, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Grove City had a population of 39,631 as of July 1, 2017. Grove City 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 Grove City is located at latitude 39.8665 and longitude -83.0669 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grove City (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The City of Grove City (GNIS ID: 2394255) 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 Grove City is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grove City 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 Grove City: Grove.

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


Total Population 39,631
Daytime Population: Workers 21,097
Daytime Population: Residents 19,002
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 39,337
Population in Familes 32,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density2 2,437
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $68,207
Average Household Income $80,472
Per Capita Income $31,677


Total Housing Units 15,931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,520 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,968 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $175,900
Average Home Value $190,530


Total Households 15,489
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 10,625
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 1.5% 1.22%
Households 1.46% 1.19%
Families 1.43% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Grove City, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grove City 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 # 29 98th
Population Density # 163 87th
Diversity Index # 298 76th
Median Household Income # 186 85th
Per Capita Income # 226 81st

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