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Overview

Introduction to Westerville, Ohio

Westerville, Ohio, in Franklin county, is 12 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Columbus metropolitan area. 

Westerville History

The area that is now known as Westerville saw its first European settlers in 1810. A few years later Dutch settlers Peter, Matthew and William Westervelt arrived from New York. The area was named in the honor of the Westervelt family because Mathew Westervelt donated land for the building of the Methodist Church in 1836. The area was platted in 1856 and incorporated in August of 1858.

Westerville and Nearby Attractions

  • Hoover Reservoir
  • Thomas State Nature Preserve
  • Sharon Woods Metro Park
  • Inniswood Metro Gardens
  • Purdy Museum of Ceramics
  • Hanby House

Things To Do In Westerville

The town center offers satisfying dining opportunities with its local boutiques and restaurants. There are several parklands spread out over a vast acreage, which have walking trails and beautiful gardens.

Westerville Transportation

Port Columbus International is the closest major airport.

Westerville Higher Education

Otterbein and Hondros are local colleges. One can also pursue higher education at Capital University and the Devry Institute of Technology, which are nearby.

People

Total Population 37,540
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 19,742
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,292
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $954
Median House Value $207,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0%
English 14.2%
Irish 16.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westerville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Franklin
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43081, 43082
P.O. Box Zip Codes 43086
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.126
Longitude -82.929

Westerville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WESTERVILLE
Distance 1.2 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
Station COLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance 10.2 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 CENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westerville Public Libraries

Library
Westerville Public Library
126 S. STATE ST.
Westerville, Ohio
(614) 882-7277
Library Web Site

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Westerville Hospitals

ST ANNS HOSPITAL OF COLUMBUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
500 SOUTH CLEVELAND AVE
(614) 898-5542
Emergency Service: Yes

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Westerville High Schools

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WESTERVILLE-NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
950 COUNTY LINE RD
614-797-6200
Serves 1,886 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

WESTERVILLE-SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
303 S OTTERBEIN AVE
614-797-6000
Serves 1,740 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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