Gahanna Ohio

gahanna ohio homes for saleGahanna was founded along the Big Walnut Creek in 1849 by John Clark of Ross County from 800 acres of land that his father, Joseph Clark, purchased from Governor Worthington in 1814. Clark named his property the Gahanna Plantation, from which the City of Gahanna derives its name. The name Gahanna is derived from a Native American word for three creeks joining into one and is the former name of the Big Walnut Creek.

Gahanna, a suburb of Columbus Ohio, maintained a considerable rivalry with the town of Bridgeport. Located directly across Granville Street from Gahanna and also along the banks of the Big Walnut Creek, Bridgeport was founded in 1853 by Jesse Baughman, a former Franklin County Commissioner. The two towns eventually put aside their differences and merged into one, adopting the name Gahanna. In March 1881, 55 citizens of Gahanna petitioned Franklin County to incorporate the village. The incorporation was granted in June and was recorded on August 8, 1881.

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Gahanna Demographics

Gahanna, Ohio is a suburb of Columbus and has a population of approximately 33,000 people. The median income for a household in the city is $72,813, and the median income for a family is $85,348.
The racial makeup of the city is:

  • White: 86.46%
  • African-American: 8.14%
  • Asian: 3.25%
  • Hispanic: 1.32%
  • Other: .83%


School district: Gahanna-Jefferson School DistrictThe city of Gahanna is in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District. Gahanna has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school. There are also several private education options, including the Columbus Academy, land Gahanna Christian Academy.Approximately 7,000 students from kindergarten through grade 12 attend the district’s seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Approximately 86% of the students graduating from Gahanna Lincoln High School are pursuing a two- or four-year post secondary options, and 14% attend either vocational schools, the military or pursuing other opportunities.The elementary schools have approximately 450 students in each building. The middle schools have around 550-600 students per building and the high school level has around 2,330 students in attendance.

Visit the Gahanna-Jefferson School District Website.

Real Estate

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Information on this page was compiled from Wikipedia, Gahanna-Jefferson School District website and Truilia.