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Heath, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Heath had a population of 10,789 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Heath is located at latitude 40.0228 and longitude -82.4446 in Licking County. The formal boundaries for the City of Heath encompass a land area of 10.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Licking County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.

The City of Heath (GNIS ID: 1086463) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


Heath, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 10,789 (100%)
Population in Households 10,610 (98.3%)
Population in Families 8,509 (78.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 179 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 1,006
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $56,199
Average Household Income $73,896
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $29,359
Wealth Index5 74


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,935 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,383 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $145,491
Average Home Value $171,645
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 4,317
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,858
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.42% 0.44%
Households 0.4% 0.45%
Families 0.28% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.41%


Heath, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Heath to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 173 86th
Population Density # 728 40th
Median Household Income # 608 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 410 34th
Per Capita Income # 489 60th
Diversity Index # 371 70th

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