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Gambier, Ohio
—  Village  —
Location of Gambier, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°22′35″N 82°23′48″W / 40.37639°N 82.39667°W / 40.37639; -82.39667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
 - Mayor Kirk Emmert
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,871
 - Density 1,998.5/sq mi (771.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43022
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-29246[2]
GNIS feature ID 1056293[1]
Gambier grew up around Kenyon College, a private liberal arts college founded in 1824 by Episcopal Church bishop Philander Chase, the first Bishop of Ohio

Gambier is a village in Knox County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,871 at the 2000 census.

Gambier is the home of Kenyon College and was named after one of Kenyon College's early benefactors, Lord Gambier.[3]

A major feature is a gravel path running the length of the town, fondly 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 town.



Gambier is located at 40°22′35″N 82°23′48″W / 40.37639°N 82.39667°W / 40.37639; -82.39667 (40.376400, -82.396570)[4], along the Kokosing River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,871 people, 278 households, and 142 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,998.5 people per square mile (768.5/km²). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 325.8/sq mi (125.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.07% White, 2.51% African American, 1.28% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population.

The Kokosing River, a tributary of the Ohio River, flows past Gambier

There were 278 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% were non-families. 39.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the village the population was spread out with 5.8% under the age of 18, 73.1% from 18 to 24, 7.3% from 25 to 44, 9.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,964, and the median income for a family was $71,477. Males had a median income of $40,500 versus $29,327 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,661. About 2.5% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

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