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Westerville is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 38,089. Westerville is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Westerville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westerville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Westerville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Westerville are highly rated.
About Westerville...
Population
38,089

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$927
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Westerville 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
    13
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193
    500
  • Theft
    2,175
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,230
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Westerville has everything you can possibly want! I mean, there are parks for walking, there are malls with 5 minutes. It has a wonderful little downtown area in Historic Westerville. Ive grown up here and love the culture of Westerville. Odds are that you know someone who knows this distant person that you met once at a party. It has a very small town vibe, but it is really quite large.
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I have lived in Westerville my whole life. Despite recent issues with our police, Westerville is a very family-friendly place. It is a cute town filled with kind people. There are plenty of locally owned businesses, parks, pools, stores, churches, and restaurants. It is a quiet and happy town. We are known for our great schools. The community is full of people who are willing to help one another, and safety forces whose number one priority is to keep the people safe. During our warmer months we have a festival on the fourth Friday of every month where kids come for activities, local bands play, and local vendors/ businesses come to market and sell. We also have a farmer's market. When it comes to Westerville, Ohio there is not much to complain about.
Westerville is a safe place were suburban kids and families have grown up with each other their whole lives. All the little suburban community know Westerville as the annoying but cute little sister. why female because there is always some sort of drama or gossip going around. however, it is safe nonetheless and good schools!