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Gambier, Ohio
Village
Middle Path
Middle Path
Location of Gambier, Ohio
Location of Gambier, Ohio
Location of Gambier in Knox County
Location of Gambier in Knox County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,391
 • Estimate (2012) 2,408
 • Density 2,543.6/sq mi (982.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43022
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-29246
GNIS feature ID 1056293
Website http://www.villageofgambier.org/
James Gambier
James Gambier was a founding benefactor of Kenyon College.

Gambier is a village in Knox County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,391 at the 2010 census.

Gambier is the home of Kenyon College. A major feature is a gravel path running the length of the village, fondly referred to as "Middle Path". This path has become a piece of Gambier's history, as it is used by college students and residents alike as a way through the community.

History

Gambier was laid out in 1824. The village was named after one of Kenyon College's early benefactors, Lord Gambier.

Geography

Gambier is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (40.376400, -82.396570), along the Kokosing River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 280
1860 575 105.4%
1870 581 1.0%
1880 576 −0.9%
1890 660 14.6%
1900 751 13.8%
1910 537 −28.5%
1920 433 −19.4%
1930 498 15.0%
1940 470 −5.6%
1950 1,037 120.6%
1960 1,148 10.7%
1970 1,571 36.8%
1980 2,056 30.9%
1990 2,073 0.8%
2000 1,871 −9.7%
2010 2,391 27.8%
Est. 2015 2,437 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,391 people, 343 households, and 126 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,543.6 inhabitants per square mile (982.1/km2). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 398.9 per square mile (154.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.5% White, 2.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 343 households of which 15.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.6% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 63.3% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the village was 21.2 years. 4% of residents were under the age of 18; 79.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 5.1% were from 25 to 44; 6.7% were from 45 to 64; and 4.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,871 people, 278 households, and 142 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,998.5 people per square mile (768.5/km²). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 325.8 per square mile (125.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.07% White, 2.51% African American, 1.28% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population.

Kokosing River Gambier Ohio
The Kokosing River, a tributary of the Ohio River, flows past Gambier

There were 278 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% were non-families. 39.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the village, the population was spread out with 5.8% under the age of 18, 73.1% from 18 to 24, 7.3% from 25 to 44, 9.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,964, and the median income for a family was $71,477. Males had a median income of $40,500 versus $29,327 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,661. About 2.5% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


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