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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Westerville is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 38,604. Westerville is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Westerville offers residents a dense 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
38,604

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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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
    47.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    116.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,610.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Westerville

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,466
National
$55,322
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Westerville is very home-like. There is a lot to do, but with a convenient location to many other places as well. Westerville is near Polaris & Easton Mall, while also only about twenty minutes from downtown Columbus. Westerville has quant shops, small family owned restaurants, and even parks to visit! There is much to do and much to see here.
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Ever since I have moved here, I have not found a single major reason to complain about this area. Westerville is a relatively quiet neighborhood with not much going on usually. As far as I know, the area is very diverse and has small religious or festive celebrations or events during major holidays or festivals. There isn't a lot of public involvement so if that's your thing, Westerville is the right neighborhood for you. The public schools are not that great but they feel like any public school. The crime statistics are significantly low too which makes it a great area to live in. The commute time to most of the restaurants, malls, and movie theatres isn't a lot either, maybe 5-10 mins depending on the traffic too. The condos or apartments are a little pricey but if you look at all the other amenities and benefits, it's worth it.
Westerville is the perfect community to grow up in. There are abundances of parks, schools, trails, shops, and ice cream. I have lived in Westerville for most of my life and have always had positive experiences to tell others about. I currently work in Uptown Westerville, which has plenty of job opportunities for people of many ages. I would recommend Westerville to anyone looking for a good place to settle down and start their family. People are so nice here, and the schools have been nothing but the best.