Dublin, Ohio

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Dublin, Ohio

Introduction to Dublin, Ohio

Dublin, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 11 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio. The city is in the Columbus metropolitan area and has a population of 31,392.

Dublin History

The earliest settlers arrived in 1802, but real development did not begin until the Sells family arrived. John Sells settled with his family and surveyed lots with his Irish partner John Shields. It is said that Shields named the town "Dublin" after his birthplace of Dublin in Ireland. Dublin was a small town until 1970, after which the construction of Interstate 270 led to rapid growth. It was established as a city in 1987.

Dublin and Nearby Attractions

  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Ohio State Capitol
  • James Thurber House
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Columbus Topiary Garden
  • Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park

Things To Do In Dublin

The city of Dublin offers easy access to several places of historical interest. These include the James Thurber House, Ohio State Capitol, Ohio Statehouse, and Livingston House. Exhibits in the Nash House Museum, Motts Military Museum, and Columbus Museum of Art depict the area's cultural and historical background. Facilities for hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, and canoeing are available at the nearby Highbanks Metropolitan Park, Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, and Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Riviera Golf Club, and Tartan Fields Golf Club. The city also hosts the Memorial Tournament, a part of golf's PGA Tour. Among the other annual events in Dublin are the Fourth of July music event, the Dublin Irish Festival, and a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Dublin Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Port Columbus International Airport.

Dublin Higher Education

Colleges near Dublin are Capital University, Columbus State Community College, Ohio State University, and Otterbein College.

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High Points

Dublin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Dublin Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Dublin College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Dublin People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Dublin Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Dublin Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Dublin Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Dublin Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Dublin, Ohio

Comparing Dublin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 6 4
Racial Diversity 3 9
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 6 4
Public Transportation Use 2 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 5
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Dublin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio
County Franklin
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43016, 43017
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.099
Longitude -83.114

Dublin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
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Dublin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 31,392 100%
Male 15,543 49.5%
Female 15,849 50.5%
Under 18 10,083 32.1%
18+ 21,309 67.9%
65+ 1,686 5.4%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.24
White 28,146 89.7%
African-American 543 1.7%
Asian 2,312 7.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 25 0.1%
Other 62 0.2%
Mixed Race 298 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 317 1%

Estimated Dublin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 34,964
Growth 3,572
Growth % 11.4%

Dublin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
Irish 11.7%
English 9.1%
Italian 8.9%
US/American 6.3%
Polish 3.3%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
European 1.5%
Swedish 1.4%
Welsh 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Hungarian 1.1%
Greek 0.8%
British 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
South African 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dublin 31,392 $104,829
Hilliard 24,230 $76,207
Plain City 2,832 $51,007
Powell 6,247 $117,801
Riverlea 499 $106,743
Upper Arlington 33,686 $90,208
Worthington 14,125 $83,074

Starbucks in Dublin

(As of 2005)
Historic Dublin
19 West Bridge Street
7100 Perimeter Loop Rd
6175 Sawmill Rd
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Dublin High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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Serves 1,636 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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Serves 63 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.9

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