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Hilliard is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 34,386. Hilliard is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Hilliard offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hilliard there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hilliard and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hilliard are highly rated.
About Hilliard...
Population
34,386

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Hilliard 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    208
    500
  • Theft
    811
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Hilliard

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,742
National
$55,322
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Hilliard Reviews

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I have lived in Hilliard for the majority of my life. It is considered a "small town" but the big city (Columbus) is just a short twenty-five minutes away! I would say Hilliard is a very tight-knit community, where everyone goes out of their way to either give a helping hand, or just a smiling passing by. I would say, everything you need is all right here: from grocery stores, gyms, retail, food options, and numerous employment opportunities. I love living in Hilliard and would't change a thing about it. It is sort of the best of both worlds... wherever I go I always see someone I know, but on the other hand, I am always meeting someone new!
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I moved to Hilliard with my family a few months ago, and I'm loving it! What I love about Hilliard: people are friendly, diverse, and active (walking their dogs, running, etc.), the public parks, good schools, close proximity to dowtown columbus, Dublin, the zoo, and other attractions, and of course I can't overlook the fact that if you drive for a short distance westwards of Hilliard you end up in farmland which could provide a break from the city scene- this's the best of both worlds!
I moved to Hilliard about 7 months ago for my fiancé’s job. Everyone in the town has been nothing but kind to us since we’ve been here. There are constantly events happening in downtown Hilliard that the whole family can attend. We got to experience the Fourth of July show as well, which was amazing! We love it here and are so happy this is the town we ended up in.