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Population in 2012: 4,027 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 

Males: 1,777  (44.2%)
Females: 2,250  (55.8%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 45817.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,012 (it was $43,208 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$62,012
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,259

Bluffton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,440 (it was $101,700 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$133,440
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,184; Detached houses: $133,494; Townhouses or other attached units: $104,076; In 2-unit structures: $191,101; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,960; Mobile homes: $5,880

Median gross rent in 2012: $637.

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  • White alone - 3,668 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 130 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 61 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 53 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bluffton: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.0%), Swiss (10.1%), Irish (8.0%), United States (5.7%), English (5.4%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 824 feet

Land area: 3.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,210 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bluffton:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton village:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

91 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.3% North America).

This village:  2.3%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bluffton, Ohio as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bluffton to the number of sex offenders is 4,027 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,279 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,705 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Toledo, OH (55.9 miles , pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mount Cory, OH (2.1 miles ), Pandora, OH (2.3 miles ), Beaverdam, OH (2.5 miles ), Rawson, OH (2.7 miles ), Jenera, OH (2.9 miles ), Gilboa, OH (2.9 miles) , Columbus Grove, OH (3.0 miles ), Benton Ridge, OH (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $284,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.89 N, Longitude: 83.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,282 (+32.5%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 905 (46.1%)

Area codes: 419, 567

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Crime rates in Bluffton by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100000
per 100,000 0.025.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0201111
per 100,000 0.050.10.025.325.824.224.3
Robberies 0000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.024.3
Assaults 2324323
per 100,000 49.875.250.3101.377.348.472.8
Burglaries 23172718121116
per 100,000 572.4425.9679.6455.8309.1266.5388.3
Thefts 60766731353446
per 100,000 1493.31903.81686.4785.0901.6823.61116.5
Auto thefts 5143034
per 100,000 124.425.1100.776.00.072.797.1
Arson 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.5) 107.4191.2119.598.684.177.6108.4

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Crime rate in Bluffton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Ohio average:

1.99

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Bluffton, Ohio accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +526 (+15.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bluffton-area historical tornado activity is above Ohio state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Bluffton village center killed 13 people and injured 104 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 tornado 22.6 miles away from the village center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Bluffton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from Bluffton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allen County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Bob Latta - Ohio politician, Dick Mast - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 3/23/51), Doug Martin (golfer) - Professional golfer, Larry Cox (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Alan G. Marshall - Chemist, Michael Ream - College football player (Bowling Green Falcons), Robert R. Cupp - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Bluffton:

  • BLUFFTON HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 139 GARAU STREET)
  • MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, 410 W ELM STREET)
  • RICHLAND MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 7400 SWANEY ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Bluffton, OH

Airports located in Bluffton:

  • Bluffton Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 800, Itinerant Ops: 23,500, Local Ops: 47,500, Military Ops: 180)

College/University in Bluffton:

  • Bluffton University (Full-time enrollment: 1,016; Location: 1 University Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bluffton.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluffton:

  • Ohio Northern University (about 10 miles; Ada, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,364)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 13 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,348)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 17 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 3,486)
  • The University of Findlay (about 17 miles; Findlay, OH; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Bowling Green, OH; FT enrollment: 14,693)
  • Tiffin University (about 41 miles; Tiffin, OH; FT enrollment: 2,204)
  • Owens Community College (about 52 miles; Perrysburg, OH; FT enrollment: 8,441)

Public high school in Bluffton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluffton:

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Library in Bluffton:

  • BLUFFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $419,052; Location: 145 S. MAIN ST.; 38,266 books; 3 e-books; 1,811 audio materials; 1,998 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 91 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bluffton itself has a hospital which is not listed (the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center--Bluffton Campus. Phone 419-358-9010)

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Notable locations in Bluffton: Bluffton Emergency Medical Services (A), Bluffton Fire Department (B), Ropp Hall (C), Musselman Library (D), Lincoln Hall (E), College Hall (F), Bluffton Town Hall (G), Bluffton-Richland Public Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bluffton include: Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (A), Saint Johns Reformed Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First Methodist Episcopal Church (D), First Mennonite Church (E), First Evangelical Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shannon Cemetery (1), Maple Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Buckeye Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Marsh Run (A), Little Riley Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bluffton (117 Commerce Lane).

 
Allen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.62
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluffton and their reported violations in the past:

BLUFFTON WATER TREATMENT PLANT (Population served: 3896, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-18-1999), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-1999), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
TWIN LAKES PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RILEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2002)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2001), St Boil Water Order (NOV-20-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2001)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
PLEASANT VIEW METHODIST CHURCH PWS (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2001), St Boil Water Order (NOV-19-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2001)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - Between JUN-1999 and AUG-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-1999), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-1999)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-28-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-28-1999), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-1999)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-1999), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-1999)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-23-1999), St Public Notif received (APR-07-1999)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-1999), St Public Notif received (MAR-29-1999)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-1998 and SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-1998), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-1998)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluffton that have no violations reported:

  • SOUTHGATE LANES (Address: PO Box 64, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.9%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bluffton, OH

701 people in college/university student housing in 2010
125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Bluffton in 2000:

  • 620 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 129 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Bluffton compared to Ohio state average:

Bluffton, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Bluffton (2011 data):

  • The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton: The Citizens National Bank Of Blufft, South Main Street Branch, Cnb Operations Center Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $589.4 mil, Deposits: $423.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Pandora: Bluffton Ohio Branch at 112 Cherry Street, branch established on 1990/08/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $132.1 mil, Deposits: $111.3 mil, headquarters in Pandora, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Pandora Bancshares, Incorporated
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Bluffton Branch at 135 South Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bluffton, Ohio:

  • Comfort Inn, 117 Commerce Ln, Bluffton, OH 45817 , Phone: (419) 358-6000, Fax: (419) 358-6015
  • Knights Inn, 855 State Rt 103, Bluffton, OH 45817 , Phone: (419) 358-7000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bluffton, Ohio

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bluffton travel time to work - commute


Bluffton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Bluffton village (based on Allen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.51%
Here54.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents41.7%14.2%5.8%4.0%3.6%
Congregations6.4%24.0%5.6%6.4%2.4%
NameSalvation ArmyChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.9%2.3%2.3%2.1%21.2%
Congregations1.6%1.6%0.8%3.2%48.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Here:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Allen County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
This county:

3.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Allen County:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Allen County:

11.5%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
Ohio:

11.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,832$45,9841$821
Other Government Administration 9$19,806$26,4080$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$17,333$34,6668$4,116
Firefighters 0$0 19$4,016
Streets and Highways 5$13,745$32,9883$1,384
Health 0$0 20$4,858
Sewerage 2$7,959$47,7540$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$376
Water Supply 2$6,863$41,1780$0
Totals for Government 25$69,538$33,37852$15,571

Bluffton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Health - Other: $155,000 ($38.49)
    Water Utilities: $72,000 ($17.88)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $395,000 ($98.09)
    Police Protection: $384,000 ($95.36)
    Sewerage: $354,000 ($87.91)
    Water Utilities: $344,000 ($85.42)
    Regular Highways: $169,000 ($41.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $131,000 ($32.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000 ($31.04)
    Health Services - Other: $81,000 ($20.11)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($11.42)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($8.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($9.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $187,000 ($46.44)
    Water Utilities: $146,000 ($36.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $116,000 ($28.81)
    Fire Protection: $82,000 ($20.36)
    Regular Highways: $51,000 ($12.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($6.21)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($4.72)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($1.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $752,000 ($186.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Bluffton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $666,000 ($165.38)
    All Other: $153,000 ($37.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000 ($33.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($2.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $167,000 ($41.47)
    Highways: $21,000 ($5.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $198,000 ($49.17)
    Interest Earnings: $132,000 ($32.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $339,000 ($84.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $238,000 ($59.10)
    Highways: $88,000 ($21.85)
    All Other: $21,000 ($5.21)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($1.99)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,259,000 ($312.64)
    Property: $165,000 ($40.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $35,000 ($8.69)
    NEC: $27,000 ($6.70)

Bluffton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $780,000 ($193.69)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,988,000 ($493.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $548,000 ($136.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,988,000 ($493.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $232,000 ($57.61)

Bluffton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,988,000 ($493.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,713,000 ($425.38)

4.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Ohio average:

5.31%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($466 average AGI)
Allen County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Auglaize County, OH  0.61% ($28,655 average AGI)
from Putnam County, OH  0.30% ($29,967)
from Hardin County, OH  0.25% ($28,641)


5.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Ohio average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Allen County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Auglaize County, OH  0.66% ($28,955 average AGI)
to Franklin County, OH  0.45% ($23,816)
to Putnam County, OH  0.27% ($29,642)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluffton:

  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WFIN (1330 AM; 1 kW; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: BLANCHARD RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluffton:

  • WBUK (106.3 FM; OTTAWA, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBWH-LP (99.3 FM; BLUFFTON, OH; Owner: BLUFFTON COLLEGE)
  • WONB (94.9 FM; ADA, OH; Owner: OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY)
  • WLWD (93.9 FM; COLUMBUS GROVE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKXA-FM (100.5 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: BLANCHARD RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W205AT (88.9 FM; HAMLER, OH; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WZRX-FM (107.5 FM; FORT SHAWNEE, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGLE (90.7 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: PUBLIC B/C FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WTGN (97.7 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS)
  • WUZZ-FM (104.9 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFGF (93.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: FOREVER OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WBIE (91.5 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WZOQ (92.1 FM; WAPAKONETA, OH; Owner: FOREVER OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WBCJ (88.1 FM; SPENCERVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPFX-FM (107.7 FM; NORTH BALTIMORE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W231AJ (94.1 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: CLYDE EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUND)
  • W254CD (98.7 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • WYSM (89.3 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: SIDE BY SIDE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bluffton:

  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WLQP-LP (Channel 18; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WOHL-CA (Channel 25; LIMA, OH; Owner: TV-67, INC.)
  • WLIO (Channel 35; LIMA, OH; Owner: LIMA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W09CG (Channel 9; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • W55CH (Channel 55; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WFND-LP (Channel 22; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bluffton, Ohio:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Ohio average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 175
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 128
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 285
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

Bluffton fatal accident list:

Nov 17, 1993 06:10 PM, Naminst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 24, 1982 02:53 PM, Countyline, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 68 meters (223ft)
Total costs: $440,000
Total average daily traffic: 113,120
Total average daily truck traffic: 30,940

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bluffton, OH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bluffton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Int Of Main (Lat: 40.903111 Lon: -83.881889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 52 m, Call Sign: WPPE884, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.637 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 11/17/2019, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 410 W Elm (Lat: 40.900056 Lon: -83.894944), Call Sign: WNJB249, Licensee ID: L00091141
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/1997, Expiration Date: 06/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2002
    Registrant: Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W Elm St, Bluffton, OH 45817, Phone: (419) 358-1050
  • Lat: 40.900000 Lon: -83.895083, Call Sign: WPSJ779
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.175 MHz, 461.550 MHz, 464.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/23/2011, Expiration Date: 05/23/2021, Certifier: Keith F Sommer
    Registrant: Communications Service Co., Inc., 4443 Willow Dale Road, Springfield, OH 45502, Phone: (937) 964-8007, Fax: (937) 964-8007, Email:
  • 280 W College St (Lat: 40.561944 Lon: -83.888889), Call Sign: WPVC485
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/2002, Expiration Date: 06/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2012, Certifier: Darrel Huber
    Registrant: Radio Hospital, 440 E Main Cross Street, Findlay, OH 45840, Phone: (419) 423-3607, Fax: (419) 423-7910
  • Lat: 40.903472 Lon: -83.887806, Call Sign: WQPZ685
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.412 MHz, 456.412 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 457.087 MHz, 457.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2012, Expiration Date: 09/28/2022, Certifier: Joe Duling
    Registrant: Radio Hospital, Inc., 829 Tiffin Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840, Phone: (419) 423-3607, Fax: (419) 423-7910, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • BLUFFTON, 210 Lake St (Lat: 40.897778 Lon: -83.881944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 58.2 m, Call Sign: WPOV282
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/2009, Expiration Date: 08/24/2019
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BLUFFTON, In Bluffton City Limit (Lat: 40.940639 Lon: -83.878611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WPUG350
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2012, Expiration Date: 02/27/2022
    Registrant: W.A.T.C.H. Tv Company Inc., 3225 West Elm St, Lima, OH 45805, Phone: (419) 999-2824, Fax: (419) 999-2140, Email:
  • BLUFFTON SOUTH, 9693 Hillville Road (Lat: 40.866306 Lon: -83.923139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQKU903
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2009, Expiration Date: 09/22/2019, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Bluffton, 15513 County Road 16 (Lat: 40.940639 Lon: -83.878611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQMY856
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/10/2010, Expiration Date: 11/10/2020, Certifier: Shannon M Thom Mr.
    Registrant: Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative, 1399 Buisness Park Drive South, North Baltimore, OH 45872, Phone: (419) 257-3241, Fax: (419) 257-3024, Email:
  • WBWH Studio, 115 North Spring St. (Lat: 40.896389 Lon: -83.894722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQPK470
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2012, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Kevin Nickel
    Registrant: Attorney, 733 Fourth St., Marietta, OH 45750, Phone: (740) 568-8170, Email:
  • BLUFFTON, Hancock County Rd 16 (Lat: 40.938083 Lon: -83.879083), Overall height: 74.7 m, Call Sign: KQA82, Licensee ID: L00015792
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.80 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2000
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bluffton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bluffton)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$130,89011$109,68746$133,1522$61,6301$89,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$58,8002$136,2600$01$29,970
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$09$119,1420$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$05$106,7480$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$97,8100$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$111,9503$145,307
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$129,480
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$63,3202$109,120
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1


Most common first names in Bluffton, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3580.4 years
John3480.7 years
Helen3085.1 years
Robert2873.1 years
William2680.0 years
James2571.2 years
Paul2580.3 years
Dorothy2082.4 years
Mildred2083.5 years
Charles2079.1 years
Most common last names in Bluffton, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Basinger5382.4 years
Amstutz3382.6 years
Steiner2982.0 years
Badertscher2878.7 years
Diller2683.8 years
Reichenbach2579.4 years
Gratz2383.8 years
Augsburger2284.4 years
Moser2181.6 years
Burkholder2078.9 years
Businesses in Bluffton, OH
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Subway1
Burger King1Taco Bell1
Comfort Inn1True Value1
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1
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