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Overview

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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,442
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens20.9%
Employed Population 16+6,978
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher68.1%
Median Earnings25+$60,607
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,040

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,033
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$926
Median House Value$261,300

Ancestry

Irish18.7%
English15.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Italian6.9%
Polish4.1%
French Except Basque3.8%
Scottish2.5%
Welsh2.2%
Hungarian1.7%
Swiss1.6%
Norwegian1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Danishn1%
Swedish1%
Russian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Slovak0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
African0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Worthington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes43085
Phone Area Codes614,740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.1
Approximate Longitude-83.01

Worthington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWESTERVILLE
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationCOLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationDELAWARE
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dublin44,442$144,177
Marble Cliff620$141,389
Powell12,658$153,852
Riverlea570$149,583
Upper Arlington34,943$135,978
Westerville38,604$105,383

Worthington Public Libraries

Worthington Public Library
820 HIGH ST
Worthington, Ohio
(614) 807-2626

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Worthington Public Schools

Colonial Hills Elementary School
5800 Greenwich St
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Evening Street Elementary School
885 Evening St
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Kilbourne Middle School
50 E Dublin Granville Rd
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 356
Phoenix Middle School
2341 Snouffer Rd
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 166
Slate Hill Elementary School
7625 Alta View Blvd
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Thomas Worthington High School
300 W Granville Rd
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1598
Wilson Hill Elementary School
6500 Northland Rd
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Worthington Estates Elementary School
6760 Rieber St
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-4600
Other
Total Enrollment 632
Worthingway Middle School
6625 Guyer St
ZIP: 43085
(614) 450-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 391

Worthington Private Schools

Creative Play Center
600 High St
ZIP: 43085
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Michael School
64 E Selby Blvd
ZIP: 43085
Elementary
Total Enrollment 535
Worthington Adventist Academy
870 Griswold St
ZIP: 43085
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
Worthington Christian Schools K-12
6670 Worthington Galena Rd
ZIP: 43085
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 940
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