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Overview

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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,471
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+4,918
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,178
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,648

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,772
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$836
Median House Value$128,700

Ancestry

German26.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.4%
Irish15.8%
English9.6%
Italian4.4%
Dutch3.2%
Scottish2.8%
Welsh2.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Swedish1.9%
Hungarian1.8%
Greek0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Polish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Czech0.4%
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Heath Almanac

CategoryValue
County Licking County
Standard Zip Codes43056
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.02
Approximate Longitude-82.43

Heath Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWARK WATER WORKS
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationCENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance22 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationLANCASTER 2 NW
Distance22.4 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
Buckeye Lake2,725$40,379
Granville5,725$107,083
Hebron2,254$48,654
Millersport1,348$66,118
Newark48,477$51,875
Thornville1,196$59,688

Heath Public Schools

Garfield Elementary School
680 S 30th St
ZIP: 43056
(740) 522-4810
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Heath High School
300 Licking View Dr
ZIP: 43056
(740) 788-3300
High
Total Enrollment 488
Heath Middle School
310 Licking View Dr
ZIP: 43056
(740) 788-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 402
Stevenson Elementary School
152 Cynthia St
ZIP: 43056
(740) 522-8442
Primary
Total Enrollment 394

Heath Private Schools

Licking County Christian Academy
81 Licking View Dr
ZIP: 43056
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 186
Newark Seventh-day Adventist School
701 Linnville Rd
ZIP: 43056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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