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Overview

Introduction to Grove City, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 7 miles SW of Columbus, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Columbus metropolitan area. Grove City has a population of 27,075.

Grove City History

The present day Grove City was originally part of the land grants given to General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington, the Revolutionary War veterans. Later, in 1846, William Foster Breck purchased around fifteen and a half acres of the land. Along with three other men, Breck established Grove City in 1852. It was incorporated as a village in March 1866 and a local doctor, named Joseph Bulen, was elected as the first mayor. On November 16, 1959, Grove City was reincorporated as a city.

Grove City and nearby Attractions

  • Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park
  • Santa Maria
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Columbus Topiary Garden
  • James Thurber House

Things To Do In Grove City

Visitors can spend time at the gardens at Gantz Farm, which include three separate gardens called the Garden of Yesterday, Garden of Today, and Garden of Tomorrow. The city also includes a variety of bars, restaurants, pubs, and shops. In addition, Grove City has a family water park, bike trails, and eight playgrounds. Softball can be played at Fryer Park. The city also organizes a number of annual events such as Blast at Beulah celebration of American Independence, Arts in the Alley celebration, and the hot air balloon event, Balloons Off Broadway.

Grove City Transportation

Air transportation is available from Rickenbacker International Airport.

Grove City Higher Education

Capital University, Columbus State Community College and Ohio State University - Main Campus provide higher education to the citizens of Grove City.

People

Total Population 37,751
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 19,042
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.5%
Median Earnings25+ $44,938
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,415
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,158

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,873
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.7%
Median Gross Rent $894
Median House Value $160,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 17.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grove City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles SW of Columbus, Ohio
County Franklin
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43123
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.881
Longitude -83.093

Grove City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station COLUMBUS VLY CROSSING
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station COLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance 13.2 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
Station CIRCLEVILLE
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Grove City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Darbydale (43123)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Columbus 824,663 $55,191
Grandview Heights 7,014 $106,071
Harrisburg 394 $43,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grove City Public Libraries

Library
Southwest Public Libraries
3359 PARK ST.
Grove City, Ohio
(614) 875-6716
Library Web Site

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Grove City High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

GROVE CITY HIGH SCHOOL
4665 HOOVER RD
614-801-3300
Serves 1,645 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

CENTRAL CROSSING HIGH SCHOOL
4500 BIG RUN SOUTH RD
614-801-6500
Serves 1,415 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
2271 HOLTON RD
614-801-3800
Serves 574 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

LIFE SKILLS CTR OF SW COLUMBUS
3088 SOUTHWEST BLVD
614-801-1366
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 328 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.8

BUCKEYE RANCH
5665 HOOVER RD
614-539-6456
A Special Education School
Serves 80 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

THE KINGSTON SCHOOL
3226 KINGSTON AVE
614-801-8225
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 41 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.6

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