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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B+
Franklin County is located in Ohio with a population of 1,275,333. Franklin County is one of the best places to live in Ohio. In Franklin County, 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
1,275,333

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Franklin County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

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
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    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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Franklin County is a quiet, yet vibrant, and fun place to either live or just visit. Franklin County holds Ohio's capital, Columbus. It also holds one of the top 5 zoos in all of the United States. Franklin County is a family type of environment, it's not expensive to live here, it is a mix between rural and urban if you want to get away from the city for a little. I was born and raised here and it actually has made me the person I am today. Since everyone here in Franklin county rely on cars to get around because there isn't many buses or subways like in New York City, where it's busy. People learn to adapt and mature faster through the customs around here. Overall, Franklin County is a great place for job opportunities, family living, and even younger people who are coming up on the business level. Franklin County is a place for everyone because it's not too busy or gives that early age vibe like New York City, but it also doesn't give that super slow or older age vibe.
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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.
I think Franklin County is a very good county to live in because everything is nearby and not too far from each other. There are many people in the area that are nice and independent but there are others that go about their own business. There are many things you can do here and there are a lot of nice places you can go to visit but the most important thing about this area is the fact that everyone looks out for each other.