Introduction to Hilliard, Ohio

Hilliard, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 9 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio. The city is located in the Columbus metropolitan area. Hilliard has a population of 24,230.

Hilliard History

The city was named after its founder, John Reed Hilliard, who initiated development in this area by purchasing 10 acres of farmland. He platted the town by September, 1853 and it had its first post office in 1854. It was officially incorporated as a village in July of 1869. It achieved the status of a city in December 1960, after the population figures crossed 5,600.

Hilliard and nearby Attractions

  • Hilliard Municipal Park
  • Heritage Rail Trail
  • Weaver Park
  • Heritage Golf Club
  • Griggs Reservoir
  • Franklin County Fairgrounds

Things To Do In Hilliard

The historic district of Norwood Street has preserved the rich heritage of the area with its architectural styles and residential structures. The Heritage Rail Trail, which stretches over seven miles, is a multi-purpose trail where people can go bicycling, rollerblading, jogging and walking.

Hilliard Transportation

The Rickenbacker International Airport offers regular services.

Hilliard Higher Education

Capital University, Devry Institute of Technology and Otterbein College are all a short driving distance away from Hilliard.


Total Population 30,815
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 15,870
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 60.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.9%
Median Earnings25+ $51,226
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,046
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,648


Median Family Income $103,452
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,005
Median House Value $207,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 14.2%

Hilliard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio
County Franklin
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43026
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.033
Longitude -83.158

Hilliard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13 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 15 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
Station IRWIN
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
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Grandview Heights 6,836 $101,063
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