Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Department Information

Development
4035 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
Tel.: 614-277-3000
Fax: 614-277-3011
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Demographics

Below is general social, economic and housing information obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and is a part of the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is the cornerstone of the government's effort to keep pace with the nation's changing population and ever-increasing demands for timely and relevant data about population and housing characteristics. The survey, conducted as part of the 2010 Decennial Census Program, will provide current demographic, socio-economic and housing information about America's communities every year - information that until now was only available once a decade.

For detailed social, economic and housing information including demographic and housing estimates prepared as part of the ACS click on the links provided below.

If you would like more demographic information concerning Grove City, please contact the Development Department at 614-277-3000 or send us an e-mail

Historic population information

Year Total
Population
Population
Change
% Change in
Population
1870 143 --- ---
1880 272 129 90.2
1900 656 384 141
1910 837 181 8.1
1920 905 68 71
1930 1,546 641 71
1940 1,787 241 16
1950 2,339 552 31
1960 8,107 5,768 247
1970 13,911 5,804 72
1980 16,732 2,821 20
1990 19,661 2,929 18
2000 27,075 7,414 38
2007 32,981 6,038 22

The population of Grove City has been increasing since it was established in 1852. Similar to many Central Ohio suburbs the population increased rapidly during the 1960s and 1970s and has seen moderate growth in the past decade. Grove City is a middle-class suburb that strives to offer a wide range of housing options, from affordable to luxurious, to its citizens.

Population of Grove City:

From 2005-2007, Grove City had a total population of 33,000 - 17,000 (51 percent) females and 16,000 (49 percent) males. The median age was 37.5 years. Twenty-nine percent of the population was under 18 years and 11 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Grove City, Ohio in 2005-2007

The Age Distribution of People

For people reporting one race alone, 95 percent was White; 2 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 1 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and 1 percent was some other race. One percent reported two or more races. Two percent of the people in Grove City were Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the people in Grove City were White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

Household and Families

From 2005-2007 there were 13,000 households in Grove City. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Families made up 68 percent of the households in Grove City. This figure includes both married-couple families (55 percent) and other families (13 percent). Non-family households made up 32 percent of all households in Grove City. Most of the non-family households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the home owner.

The Types of Households in Grove City, Ohio in 2005-2007

The Types of Households

Income

The median income of households in Grove City was $60,857. Eighty-three percent of the households received earnings and 22 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-five percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $13,972. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Housing characteristics

From 2005-2007, Grove City had a total of 14,000 housing units, 7 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 78 percent was in single-unit structures, 21 percent was in multi-unit structures, and less than 0.5 percent was mobile homes. Forty-five percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Grove City, Ohio in 2005-2007

The Types of Housing Units

Occupied housing unit characteristics

From 2005-2007, Grove City had 13,000 occupied housing units. There were 9,100 (72 percent) owner occupied and 3,500 (28 percent) renter occupied. Six percent of the households did not have telephone service and 4 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Forty-five percent had two vehicles and another 20 percent had three or more.

Housing costs

From 2005-2007, Grove City had 13,000 occupied housing units. There were 9,100 (72 percent) owner occupied and 3,500 (28 percent) renter occupied. Six percent of the households did not have telephone service and 4 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Forty-five percent had two vehicles and another 20 percent had three or more.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Grove City, Ohio in 2005-2007

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden

Geographic mobility

From 2005-2007, 83 percent of the people at least one year old living in Grove City were living in the same residence one year earlier; 14 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 1 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Grove City, Ohio in 2005-2007

Geographic Mobility of Residents

Education

From 2005-2007, 90 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 22 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Ten percent were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Grove City was 9,500 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 1,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 7,200. College or graduate school enrollment was 1,300.

The Educational Attainment of People in Grove City, Ohio in 2005-2007

The Educational Attainment of People

Disability

Thirteen percent of the people at least five years old from 2005-2007, reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 6 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 11 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 40 percent of those 65 and older.

Industries

From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Grove City were educational services, health care, social assistance, 23 percent each, and retail trade was 13 percent.

Employment by Industry in Grove City, Ohio in 2005-2007

Employment by Industry

Occupations and type of employer

Among the most common occupations in Grove City were management, professional and related occupations, 35 percent; sales and office occupations, 28 percent; service occupations, 17 percent; production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 13 percent; and construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 7 percent. Seventy-eight percent of the people employed were private wage and salary workers; 17 percent was federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was self-employed, not incorporated business workers.

Travel to work

Eighty-seven percent of Grove City workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 8 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 1 percent used other means. The remaining 3 percent worked at home. It took commuters an average of 21.1 minutes to get to work.

If you would like more demographic information concerning Grove City, please contact the Development Department at 614-277-3003 or send us an e-mail