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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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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 sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hilliard there are a lot of restaurants, 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
Sparse 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
    45.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    123.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    484.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    284

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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Hilliard is a great place to live. I have lived there now for almost 4 years. It is close to everything you could need, shopping, night life, gyms, freeways what else could you ask for! I'm looking at getting a little big bigger house to help my growing family and we have made it a point to want to stay in hilliard because we love the area so much. The school system is great, and so diverse also to all who live in the area. Its very affordable area also so you do not feel like you have to pay an arm and leg just to get into this great area. If you are considering moving Hilliard is definifty a place to look into!
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Hilliard is the perfect, "happy medium" place. There are people from all socioeconomic backgrounds in Hilliard. I find this unique because not many schools in the Columbus area have such diverse backgrounds where students attend school with many types of people, and I believe that this helped me, as well as the rest of the community, with being open to different background, and cultures and most importantly: value these aspects more. There is always something fun going around in the community, and the local coffee shop called coffee connections, always reminds me of the warmth aura of Hilliard.
I’ve lived in Hilliard for a few years now and I really don’t have any complaints. There are lots of family activities and Columbus is right around the corner. The thing I like the most about Hilliard is there is a small town feel to Hilliard and it’s close to the big town. Very clean and low crime. People are friendly. Schools are great. They even have activities in downtown Hilliard from time to time. Great place to live!