Grove City, Ohio
|Grove City, Ohio|
Gantz Homestead, built 1832
Location of Grove City, Ohio
|• Total||16.36 sq mi (42.37 km2)|
|• Land||16.20 sq mi (41.96 km2)|
|• Water||0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)|
|Elevation||850 ft (259 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||36,832|
|• Density||2,196.0/sq mi (847.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern Time (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1048806|
Grove City traces its beginnings to land grants bestowed upon American Revolutionary War veterans General Daniel Morgan and Colonel William Washington. Hugh Grant, Jackson Township's first white settler, set up a farm on a portion of this land near the turn of the eighteenth century.
In 1846, William Foster Breck purchased fifteen and one-half acres from Grant’s son. In 1852, Breck and a commission of three other men laid out Grove City.
The community’s growth was steady and in March 1866, Grove City became an incorporated village. The first mayoral election was held in May of that year; town doctor Joseph Bulen was elected.
As the twentieth century approached, Grove City solidified its position as a “bedroom community” of Columbus with the completion of the Grove City and Greenlawn Street Railway. Though this railway ceased operations in the late 1920s, proximity to Columbus continued to spur growth and the village became a city on November 16, 1959.
Grove City is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.36 square miles (42.37 km2), of which 16.20 square miles (41.96 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 35,575 people, 13,946 households, and 9,585 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,196.0 inhabitants per square mile (847.9/km2). There were 14,720 housing units at an average density of 908.6 per square mile (350.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 2.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.
There were 13,946 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,075 people, 10,265 households, and 7,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,941.2 people per square mile (749.4/km2). There were 10,712 housing units at an average density of 768.0 per square mile (296.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.17% White, 1.54% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.
There were 10,265 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $52,064, and the median income for a family was $62,059. Males had a median income of $40,599 versus $30,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,305. About 3.3% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
Grove City is operated based on a city charter that was originally written in 1958 and later amended in 1982. The charter gives the city's power to a Mayor, City Council and Administrator. Out of the three, the Administrator is the only appointed position, while the other two are elected. The current mayor of Grove City is Richard L. (Ike) Stage.
Grove City is in Ohio's 15th congressional district, currently represented by Steven Stivers.
National Register of Historic Places
- Gantz Homestead at 2233 Gantz Road, added in 1979
- A.G. Grant Homestead at 4124 Haughn Road, added in 1998.
- Gary Burley, former professional football player who played for the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI
- Derek Combs, Mr. Football Ohio 1996, and professional football player
- Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Ann Grossman, professional tennis player
- Josh Harris, former Bowling Green State University Quarterback and NFL QB currently playing for the Marion Blue Racers of the UIFL
- Craig McDonald, author, journalist
- Dominique Reighard, fashion model and America's Next Top Model, Cycle 10 contestant
- James Swearingen, composer and arranger
- Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany (Unofficial)
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- City website
- Grove City Town Center Inc.
- Grove City Visitors Bureau
- Grove City Chamber of Commerce
- Grove City, Ohio at DMOZ