Gambier is a village in Knox County, Ohio, United States.
The population was 1,871 at the 2000 census
the home of Kenyon
College and was named after one of Kenyon College's early benefactors, Lord Gambier.
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 (40.376400, -82.396570) , 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
of 2000, there were 1,871
people, 278 households, and 142 families residing in the village.
The population density
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
, 0.05% Pacific Islander
, 0.43% from
, and 1.66%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.66% of the
There were 278 households out of which 22.3% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married
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.
- Biography of Philander Chase at Kenyon College
website. Retrieved on October 3, 2006.