Gahanna Ohio

About the Community of Gahanna

Gahanna is located in Franklin County and is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. 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 was listed as #96 of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2007 by Money magazine.

Population of Gahanna

The population was 33,248 at the 2010 census, while the Columbus-Marion-Chillicothe, OH Combined Statistical Area has 2,002,604 people. The median income for a household in the city was $72,813, and the median income for a family was $85,348.

Climate in Gahanna

The region’s climate is characterized by hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. Winter snowfall is relatively light. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Columbus was 106 °F (41 °C), which occurred twice during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s—once on July 21, 1934, and again on July 14, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −22 °F (−30 °C), occurring on January 19, 1994. Gahanna is subject to severe weather typical to the Midwestern United States. Tornadoes are possible from spring through fall.

Education in Gahanna

The city of Gahanna is in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District. The city has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school There are several private education options, including the Columbus Academy, located on Cherry Bottom Road, and Gahanna Christian Academy, on N.Hamilton Road, as well as various parochial schools.

Gahanna Economy

In recent years, Gahanna has worked hard at revitalizing the downtown “Olde Gahanna” section of the city. In October 2004, Gahanna’s new Creekside Gahanna redevelopment and park extension project began, making way for everything from public spaces and restaurants to residences and office space.

– Above information courtesy of Gahanna, OH Wikipedia page.


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