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Overview

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. 

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

Gahanna 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,373
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+18,297
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married54%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,383
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,903

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,217
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$984
Median House Value$195,100

Ancestry

German27.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
Irish16.3%
English11%
Italian7.5%
Polish3%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2.4%
Welsh2.3%
African1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.3%
Czech0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Greek0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Somali0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Ghanaian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Kenyan0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Australian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
US/American0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Gahanna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes43230
Phone Area Codes614
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.04
Approximate Longitude-82.87

Gahanna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationDELAWARE
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationLANCASTER 2 NW
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bexley13,534$127,007
Columbus837,038$56,539
New Albany9,384$214,850
Reynoldsburg36,995$71,825
Whitehall18,596$41,474
Worthington14,155$120,128

Gahanna Public Schools

Chapelfield Elementary School
280 Chapelfield Rd
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5575
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Gahanna East Middle School
730 Clotts Rd
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5550
Middle
Total Enrollment 535
Gahanna South Middle School
349 Shady Spring Dr
ZIP: 43230
(614) 337-3730
Middle
Total Enrollment 545
Gahanna West Middle School
350 N Stygler Rd
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5570
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Goshen Lane Elementary School
370 Goshen Ln
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5580
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
High Point Elementary School
700 Venetian Way
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5545
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Jefferson Elementary School
136 Carpenter Rd
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5560
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Lincoln Elementary School
515 Havens Corners Rd
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5555
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Lincoln High School
140 S Hamilton Rd
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5500
High
Total Enrollment 2260
Royal Manor Elementary School
299 Empire Dr
ZIP: 43230
(614) 478-5585
Primary
Total Enrollment 478

Gahanna Private Schools

Eagle Academy Of Columbus
3643 Olde Ridenour Rd
ZIP: 43230
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Enchanted Care Kids Campus Gahanna
4571 Morse Rd
ZIP: 43230
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Shepherd Christian School
425 S Hamilton Rd
ZIP: 43230
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
St Matthew School
795 Havens Corners Rd
ZIP: 43230
Elementary
Total Enrollment 600
The Columbus Academy
4300 Cherry Bottom Rd
ZIP: 43230
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1032
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