Columbus Grove is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 2,136 people and just one neighborhood, Columbus Grove is the 447th largest community in Ohio. Columbus Grove has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages, Columbus Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Columbus Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Columbus Grove is a village of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus Grove who work in healthcare (10.09%), management occupations (8.45%), and office and administrative support (8.22%).
Because of many things, Columbus Grove is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Columbus Grove a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Columbus Grove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Columbus Grove’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small village, Columbus Grove doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Columbus Grove who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.04% of the adults in Columbus Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Columbus Grove in 2018 was $30,526, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,104 for a family of four. However, Columbus Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Columbus Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Columbus Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Columbus Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Columbus Grove include German, Irish, English, French, and British.
The most common language spoken in Columbus Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Ohio. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.0% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Ohio. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 56.9% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 2.4% have Welsh ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Columbus Grove are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 77.7% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 43.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.9%), and 10.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.8%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Columbus Grove, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (56.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (5.9%), and residents who report English roots (2.8%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (2.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.