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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Franklin County is located in Ohio with a population of 1,253,507. Franklin County is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Franklin County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Franklin County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Franklin County are above average.
Population
1,253,507

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$903
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Franklin County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    130.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    83.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    176.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    663.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,428.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    366.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Franklin County Reviews

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I just moved to Franklin County last November from Detroit, MI. My experience with Franklin County has been nothing but a good one. Everyone here is very nice and friendly. I feel like the neighborhood that I live in is very safe especially for children, they have school bus service a lot of active parents and a neighboorhood watch. The parks are nearby, clean, and the parks have a swimming pool so that we can take a dip when it gets too hot in the summer.
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What I like about Franklin County is how diverse it is. The schools here are excellent, and the teachers are very nice. The neighborhoods are really nice and quiet. What I'd like to see change here are the gangs. I haven't seen much gang activities, but I've heard of many, and I believe that this County should try harder to get rid of it.
There are a lot of nearby restaurants both familiar and unfamiliar, with something for pretty much anyone. There are also plenty of job opportunities that are both close to home and well-paying.