Introduction to Heath, Ohio

Heath, Ohio is 29 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. It is located in Licking County and is part of the Columbus metro area. The population is 8,527.

Heath History

Initially the city was host to the Newark Air Force Base, the seat of United States Air Force metrology. This function is now served by Air Force Primary Standards Lab and AFMETCAL. Licking County, named because of the salt licks in the area, was founded in 1808.

Heath and Nearby Attractions

  • National Heisey Glass Museum
  • Pickerington Ponds Metro Park
  • The Dawes Arboretum
  • Moundbuilders State Memorial
  • Santa Maria

Things To Do In Heath

Flint Ridge, Ohio Ceramic Center, Robbins Hunter Museum, and the National Heisey Glass Museum are located near Heath. Parks like Hobak Park and Heath Community Park offer opportunities for recreational activities. Places of historical significance include Great Circle Earthworks and Moundbuilders State Memorial. Dawes Arboretum, which is spread over a huge area, includes a Bonsai collection, Conifer Glen, Azalea Glen, and several hiking trails.

Heath Transportation

Flights are available from Port Columbus International Airport.

Heath Higher Education

Colleges near Heath include Denison University, Ohio State University-Main Campus, Franklin University, and Columbus State Community College.


Total Population 10,381
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,907
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 51%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $34,193
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,027
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,292


Median Family Income $59,491
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $799
Median House Value $130,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 15.5%

Heath Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Licking
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43056
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.022
Longitude -82.444

Heath Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Distance 22.4 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
Buckeye Lake 2,707 $27,855
Granville 5,689 $120,227
Hebron 2,338 $42,250
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Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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