Groveport, Ohio

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Groveport is a village in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,865 at the 2000 census.

Groveport was the hometown of John Solomon Rarey, a nineteenth century horse whisperer, and developer of the Rarey technique for rehabilitating horses. This method was the basis for the novel and motion picture The Horse Whisperer.



Groveport is located at 39°51′22″N 82°53′26″W / 39.85611°N 82.89056°W / 39.85611; -82.89056 (39.856163, -82.890544)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²), of which, 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,865 people, 1,575 households, and 1,080 families residing in the village. The population density was 482.9 people per square mile (186.5/km²). There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 208.4/sq mi (80.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.88% White, 3.62% African American, 0.62% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 1,575 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

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