Gambier, Ohio

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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 village, 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 the community.



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.

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.

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