Bluffton, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 4,144 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 2,089  (50.4%)
Females: 2,055  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 45817.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,112 (it was $43,208 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$60,112
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,931 (it was $18,711 in 2000)

Bluffton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,307 (it was $101,700 in 2000)
Bluffton:

$153,307
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $167,584; detached houses: $173,780; townhouses or other attached units: $115,721; in 2-unit structures: $47,340; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $401,815; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,813; mobile homes: $17,838

Median gross rent in 2017: $594.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bluffton: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Bluffton, OH (2010)
    • 3,90094.5%White alone
    • 671.6%Black alone
    • 631.5%Hispanic
    • 471.1%Two or more races
    • 380.9%Asian alone
    • 40.10%American Indian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone

Races in Bluffton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Bluffton, Ohio as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bluffton is 1,097 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bluffton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.3)
1
(25.8)
1
(24.2)
1
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.1)
3
(72.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(49.8)
3
(75.2)
2
(50.3)
4
(101.3)
3
(77.3)
2
(48.4)
3
(72.8)
1
(25.0)
2
(47.2)
3
(71.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(572.4)
17
(425.9)
27
(679.6)
18
(455.8)
12
(309.1)
11
(266.5)
16
(388.3)
13
(325.0)
8
(188.8)
2
(48.0)
16
(387.7)
9
(216.5)
1
(24.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
60
(1,493)
76
(1,904)
67
(1,686)
31
(785.0)
35
(901.6)
34
(823.6)
46
(1,117)
40
(1,000)
27
(637.2)
27
(647.5)
62
(1,502)
38
(914.1)
34
(825.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(124.4)
1
(25.1)
4
(100.7)
3
(76.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(72.7)
4
(97.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(96.9)
1
(24.1)
1
(24.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)119.7213.2133.1109.993.886.5120.967.876.043.6102.372.999.8

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City-data.com crime index in Bluffton, OH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Ohio average:

1.27
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Ancestries: German (43.9%), American (12.7%), Swiss (11.4%), European (8.1%), Irish (1.9%), British (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 824 feet

Land area: 3.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,245 people per square mile   (low).

Bluffton, Ohio map

87 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This village:

2.0%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,558 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,492 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.89 N, Longitude: 83.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,126 (+26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 1,061 (47.4%)

Area codes: 419, 567

Distribution of median household income in Bluffton, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bluffton, OH in 2017

Property values in Bluffton, OH

Bluffton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 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
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $284,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $244,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Bluffton, OH residents
Average permit cost in Bluffton, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Bluffton, OH
Historical housing units in Bluffton, OH

Population change in the 1990s: +526 (+15.6%).
Most common industries in Bluffton, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (29.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (27.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Construction (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.7%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Bluffton, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)

Average climate in Bluffton, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bluffton, Ohio average temperatures Bluffton, Ohio average precipitation Bluffton, Ohio humidity Bluffton, Ohio wind speed Bluffton, Ohio snowfall Bluffton, Ohio sunshine Bluffton, Ohio clear and cloudy days

Bluffton, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.9. This is about average.

City:

62.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0372. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0372
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.65. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.65
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bluffton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 44% 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 near Ohio state average. It is 84% 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 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 255.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allen County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bluffton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bluffton:

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

Airports located in Bluffton:

  • Bluffton Airport (5G7) (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: 1,042; 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: 2,474)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 13 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 17 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)
  • The University of Findlay (about 17 miles; Findlay, OH; FT enrollment: 3,649)
  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Bowling Green, OH; FT enrollment: 16,357)
  • Tiffin University (about 41 miles; Tiffin, OH; FT enrollment: 4,927)
  • Northwest State Community College (about 45 miles; Archbold, OH; FT enrollment: 2,406)

Public high school in Bluffton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluffton:

See full list of schools located in Bluffton

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Allen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

BLUFFTON VILLAGE WATER (Population served: 4,125, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011)
PLEASANT VIEW METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Bluffton:

Marital status in Bluffton, OH
  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bluffton:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bluffton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bluffton, OH (based on Allen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,9468
Evangelical Protestant17,30177
Mainline Protestant14,93454
Black Protestant4,3519
Other9508
Orthodox--
None50,849-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Here:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Allen 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.
State:

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

11.5%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.1%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Allen County:

11.7%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bluffton:

54.9%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.7%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Bluffton:

28.0
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bluffton:

19.0%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bluffton:

12.1%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bluffton:

7.0
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.6%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

61.4%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluffton:

79.2%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluffton, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$23,525$47,0509$5,500
Streets and Highways 3$10,990$43,9600$0
Water Supply 2$7,154$42,9240$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,331$49,9868$3,961
Financial Administration 1$4,311$51,7321$1,273
Sewerage 1$5,115$61,3800$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 15$59,426$47,54118$10,734

Bluffton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $564,000 ($136.10)
    Financial Administration: $509,000 ($122.83)
    Sewerage: $412,000 ($99.42)
    Police Protection: $366,000 ($88.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $365,000 ($88.08)
    Regular Highways: $320,000 ($77.22)
    General - Other: $192,000 ($46.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000 ($25.10)
    Health - Other: $43,000 ($10.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($12.55)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $552,000 ($133.20)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($9.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $475,000 ($114.62)
    General - Other: $280,000 ($67.57)
    Regular Highways: $257,000 ($62.02)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($4.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $826,000 ($199.32)

Bluffton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $725,000 ($174.95)
    Other: $519,000 ($125.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $67,000 ($16.17)
    Special Assessments: $40,000 ($9.65)
    General Revenue - Other: $32,000 ($7.72)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($1.69)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($1.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $910,000 ($219.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $291,000 ($70.22)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($9.17)
    Highways: $26,000 ($6.27)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.97)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,710,000 ($412.64)
    Property: $300,000 ($72.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000 ($9.17)
    Other License: $16,000 ($3.86)

Bluffton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,977,000 ($1201.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,062,000 ($980.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $915,000 ($220.80)

Bluffton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,128,000 ($754.83)

4.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Auglaize County, OH  0.65% ($35,471 average AGI)
from Van Wert County, OH  0.40% ($42,019)
from Hancock County, OH  0.23% ($47,000)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Auglaize County, OH  0.63% ($37,650 average AGI)
to Franklin County, OH  0.36% ($29,438)
to Van Wert County, OH  0.36% ($33,144)
Businesses in Bluffton, OH
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Subway1
Circle K1Taco Bell1
Comfort Inn1True Value1
KFC1UPS1

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.)
Bluffton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Bluffton fatal accident list:

Aug 21, 1993 05:28 PM, I75, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1993 06:10 PM, Naminst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 1992 05:50 PM, I75, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 24, 1982 02:53 PM, Countyline, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 70Number of bridges
  • 528ft / 161mTotal length
  • $440,000Total costs
  • 281,154Total average daily traffic
  • 71,985Total average daily truck traffic
  • 262,487Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bluffton, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2018
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:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: Spok, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr., Ste. 400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0177, Fax: (888) 833-7112, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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: 40.887472 Lon: -83.897472, Call Sign: WNPI553,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.950 MHz, 464.362 MHz, 464.387 MHz, 469.362 MHz, 469.387 MHz, Grant Date: 04/24/2014, Expiration Date: 05/11/2024, Registrant: P & R Communications Service, Inc., 700 E. First St., Dayton, OH 45402-1383, Phone: (937) 512-8100, Fax: (937) 512-8101, Email:
  • Lat: 40.900000 Lon: -83.895083, Call Sign: WPSJ779,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.550 MHz, 464.700 MHz, 469.175 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:
  • Lat: 40.894806 Lon: -83.883583, Call Sign: WQRJ550,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.187 MHz, 456.462 MHz, 456.712 MHz, 457.137 MHz, 457.162 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2013, Expiration Date: 05/29/2023, Certifier: Jan Hohenbrink, Registrant: Radio Hospital, Inc., 829 Tiffin Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840, Phone: (419) 423-3607, Fax: (419) 423-7910, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (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 in Bluffton, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bluffton, OH - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of fire incidents - 42 took place in 2014, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bluffton, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.3%), and Outside Fires (39.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bluffton, OH
    • 12742.3%Structure Fires
    • 11939.7%Outside Fires
    • 5418.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bluffton, OH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bluffton, Ohio:

  • Comfort Inn, 117 Commerce Ln, Bluffton, Ohio 45817 , Phone: (419) 358-6000, Fax: (419) 358-6015
  • Knights Inn, 855 State Rt 103, Bluffton, Ohio 45817 , Phone: (419) 358-7000, Fax: (419) 369-4416
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bluffton, Ohio
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bluffton, OH
  • 89.0%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bluffton, OH
  • 52.5%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 9.0%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel


Bluffton compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Bluffton on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #88 (45817) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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