Introduction to Gahanna, Ohio

Gahanna, Ohio is 7 miles NE of Columbus, Ohio. It is in Franklin county. The city is part of the Columbus metro area. The population of Gahanna is 32,636.

Gahanna History

Gahanna was originally established as a plantation spread over 800 acres of land by John Clark. The area developed over the following years and was officially incorporated in 1881. Gahanna is situated at the convergence of the branches of Big Walnut Creek, which was formerly called Gahanna Creek. According to local lore, the name of the area was derived from an Indian word meaning "the meeting of three creeks." Gahanna is also known as the Herb Capital of Ohio.

Gahanna and nearby Attractions

  • Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve
  • William H Thomas Art Gallery
  • Old Wood Market
  • Columbus Jewish Historical Society
  • Jefferson Golf and Country Club
  • Blendon Woods Metro Park

Things To Do In Gahanna

In 2007, Gahanna was listed by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. It has more than 700 acres of parkland and reserves which offer playgrounds, picnic areas, trails and a paddleboat marina, among many other attractions.

Gahanna Transportation

The local airport is Port Columbus International.

Gahanna Higher Education

There are several higher educational institutions around including Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College and Franklin University.


Total Population 33,786
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 18,421
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,501
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,839
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,706


Median Family Income $91,172
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $981
Median House Value $186,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 16.4%

Gahanna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles NE of Columbus, Ohio
County Franklin
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43230
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.019
Longitude -82.879

Gahanna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bexley 13,286 $112,773
Columbus 811,943 $54,492
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