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The Village of Bluffton had a population of 4,223 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluffton: Croghan, Shannon.

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


Total Population 4,223
Daytime Population: Workers 2,997
Daytime Population: Residents 2,058
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,055
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 3,489
Population in Familes 2,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 734
Population Density2 1,159
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $58,823
Average Household Income $71,035
Per Capita Income $28,454


Total Housing Units 1,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 467 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $153,625
Average Home Value $187,040


Total Households 1,472
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 967
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 0.15% 0.07%
Households 0.21% 0.07%
Families 0.51% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 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 # 322 74th
Population Density # 648 47th
Diversity Index # 475 61st
Median Household Income # 353 71st
Per Capita Income # 346 72nd

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