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 7,871 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canal Winchester: Winchester.

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


Total Population 7,871
Daytime Population: Workers 5,119
Daytime Population: Residents 4,014
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 7,691
Population in Familes 6,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density2 1,056
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $81,375
Average Household Income $100,752
Per Capita Income $38,251


Total Housing Units 3,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,373 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 564 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $203,689
Average Home Value $224,220


Total Households 2,937
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 2,091
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 1.43% 1.11%
Households 1.45% 1.11%
Families 1.15% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 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 # 214 82nd
Population Density # 709 42nd
Diversity Index # 264 78th
Median Household Income # 95 92nd
Per Capita Income # 124 90th

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