Introduction to Worthington, Ohio

Worthington, Ohio is 9 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. It is in Franklin County. The city is part of the Columbus metro area. The population of Worthington is 14,125.

Worthington History

The area now known as Worthington was founded by James Kilbourne, owner of the Scioto Company. Kilbourne visited this place on May 7, 1803, to inspect and purchase the land for his company. It was named after Gov. Thomas Worthington on August 10, 1803. Ezra Griswold was one of its first settlers. The post office of Worthington was established in 1805 and Worthington was incorporated as a village in 1835. Worthington was reincorporated in 1954 as a city.

Worthington and nearby Attractions

  • Highbanks State Nature Preserve
  • Worthington Historical Society's Doll Museum
  • Ohio Railway Museum
  • Orange Johnson House Museum
  • Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park
  • Wyandot Lake Adventure Park

Things To Do In Worthington

While staying in Worthington, you can visit the Doll Museum at the Old Rectory which features a great collection of 19th and 20th century dolls. If you want to learn more about 19th century Worthington, you can visit the Orange Johnson House Museum. The city also has many parks such as Broadmeadows Park, Indianola Park, Wilson Hill Park, and Shelby Park. You can enjoy shopping at the Worthington Square Shopping Center.

Worthington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Ohio State University Airport.

Worthington Higher Education

Capital University, Otterbein College, and Devry Institute of Technology are among the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 13,727
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,945
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 60.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.8%
Median Earnings25+ $55,511
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,868
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,155


Median Family Income $112,873
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $861
Median House Value $241,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 16.4%
Irish 19.1%

Worthington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Franklin
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43085
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.093
Longitude -83.018

Worthington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.6 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 10.4 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 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Worthington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Linworth (43085)

Mount Air (43085)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dublin 42,378 $136,422
Marble Cliff 605 $135,750

Worthington Public Libraries

Worthington Public Library
Worthington, Ohio
(614) 645-2620
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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