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Bluffton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Bluffton had a population of 4,263 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Bluffton is located at latitude 40.8953 and longitude -83.8888 in Allen County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bluffton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bluffton: Croghan, Shannon.

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Bluffton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bluffton, OH Housing Affordability Index is 228
State of Ohio Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bluffton, OH Wealth Index is 101
State of Ohio Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,263
Population in Households 3,521
Population in Families 2,912
Population in Group Qrtrs 742
Population Density 1,170
Diversity Index1 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $77,789
Average Household Income $86,805
Per Capita Income $30,476
Wealth Index3 101

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,038 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 452 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $169,977
Housing Affordability Index2 228
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,490
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 976
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% 0.02%
Households 0.29% 0.05%
Families 0.5% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 2019 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 # 319 74th
Population Density # 636 48th
Diversity Index # 479 61st
Median Household Income # 158 87th
Per Capita Income # 385 68th

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