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Location of Gambier, Ohio
Location of Gambier in Knox County
|• Total||0.94 sq mi (2.42 km2)|
|• Land||0.94 sq mi (2.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,079 ft (329 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,655.98/sq mi (1,025.93/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056293|
Gambier is the home of Kenyon College. A major feature is a gravel path running the length of the village, 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.
Gambier was laid out in 1824. The village was named after one of Kenyon College's early benefactors, Lord Gambier.
Gambier is located at Kokosing River.(40.376400, -82.396570), along the
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 2,391 people, 343 households, and 126 families living 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 343 households 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 households were one person and 11.4% were one person aged 65 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 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
Mount Vernon City Schools operates Wiggin Street Elementary in the village.
Kenyon College, an Episcopal institution, has been in operation in Gambier since 1824.
Gambier has a public library, a branch of The Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County.
- Margaret L. Bodine, photographer
- Philander Chase, founder of Kenyon College, Bishop of Ohio and Illinois, Sixth Presiding Bishop of the National Episcopal church
- P. F. Kluge, author of Biggest Elvis: A Novel
- Robie Macauley, newspaperman and author
- Paul Newman, American actor
- Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden
- Herbert T. Perrin, U.S. Army officer
- Joan Slonczewski, biologist
- John Green, author of Anthropocene Reviewed TikToker
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