A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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+
Population
1,215,761

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$845
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Franklin County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    143
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    79
    41
  • Robbery
    220
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    751
    525
  • Theft
    2,526
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    303
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,341
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • 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
    10%
    13%

Franklin County Reviews

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Very safe and also a great place to raise children. I have lived here my whole life and love the school system and also the food!
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I have lived in franklin county my whole life and love it! Very safe and kid friendly. There are also many jobs to
I was raised in columbus Ohio. I have worked there and lived there. I find franklin county easy to navigate. I love how the people pull together to help people in need.