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  •   State: 
    Franklin County
      County FIPS: 
    40°7′25″N 82°55′17″W
      Area total: 
    12.74 sq mi (33.00 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.60 sq mi (32.64 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.14 sq mi (0.36 km²)
    875 ft (267 m)
    1858; Incorporated 1858
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Columbus, OH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,109.82 residents per square mile of area (1,200.74/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Westerville is a city in Franklin and Delaware counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. A northeastern suburb of Columbus, the population was 39,190 at the 2020 census. Westerville was once known as "The Dry Capital of the World" for its strict laws prohibiting sales of alcohol. It was the home of the Anti-Saloon League, one of the driving forces behind Prohibition at the beginning of the 20th century. The city is home to Otterbein University, which was founded in 1846 by the church's founder Philip William Otter bein. It is the only state memorial to a composer in the state ofOhio, Benjamin Russell Hanby, who wrote "Darling Nelly Gray" and "Up On The Housetop" The city was once the smallest town in the nation to have a first class post office. In 1916, Westerville became the first village (and second municipality) in Ohio to adopt a council-manager form of government, in which a city council but the administrative and many executive functions are vested in an appointed, professional city manager. In 1995, the city annexed 941 non-dry acres of land to the north, which included the city manager's home. In 2007, David Collinsworth replaced David Lindworth as city manager after Lindworth retired in January 2021 alongside assistant City Manager Julie Colley Colley. The current city manager is David Collinsworth, who serves indefinitely until he retires in January 2019.


Westerville is the primary city name, but also Columbus are acceptable city names or spellings. Westerville was founded in 1858 by settlers of Dutch extraction. It was known as the "Dry Capital of the World" due to its reputation for temperance. Westerville hosted the fourth Democratic Primary Debate on October 15, 2020. It is the largest primary debate in American history. The city is home to the Otterbein University, which was founded by Philip William Otter bein in 1846. The Westerville Historical Society is the only state memorial to a composer in the state of Ohio. The council-manager form of government has been in place in Westerville since 1915. In 1995, the city annexed 941 non-dry acres of land to its north, which included several alcohol-selling businesses. In 2006, Westerville's first pizza restaurant served the first beer in Uptown Westerville in over 70 years. In 2007, David Collinsworth replaced David Lindimore as city manager after the latter's tenure of twenty-two years. The mayor is only "the ceremonial head of the government" of the city, who additionally selects the city's city manager, who serves until January 2021 alongside assistant manager Julie Colley. In 2012, the Westerville City Council approved a plan to allow the sale of beer in the old Westerville Pizza Factory. The proposal was approved by the Ohio City Council in a vote of 7-2. The vote was the first time the city had voted to allow beer sales in more than 70 years, and the second time it had ever done so in its history.


Westerville is located at 40°725N 82°5517W (40.123496, -82.921432).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.61 square miles (32.66 km²) Of that, 12.47 square miles is land, and 0.14 square miles are water. The city is located in the Piedmont region of the Rocky Mountains. It has a humid continental climate (Köppen "Dfb") and a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with an average monthly temperature of 40°C. It is located on the Colorado River, which flows through the town of Westerville. The town has a population of 2,816. It was the site of the first recorded human settlement in the United States, in 1805. The first recorded European settlement in Westerville was in 1806. It dates back to the 17th century, when it was known as "Westerly" or "Piedmont" (or "Peculiar"). It is now known as Westerville, Colorado, and was founded in 1808. It became a city in 1809, when the town was named after Westerly, a town in South Dakota. It also has a post office, which was established in 1807. The current mayor is William "Bill" Hogue, who was elected in 1881. He was re-elected in 1882 and 1883.


As of the census of 2010, there were 36,120 people, 13,859 households, and 9,800 families living in the city. There were 14,467 housing units at an average density of 1,160.1 per square mile (447.9/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 88% White, 6.4% African American, 2.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was2.96. The median income for a household in theCity was $69,135. The per capita income for the city is $29,401. About 2.5%. of families and 3.5. of those under the age of 18 and 5.0% of those ages 65 and older were below the poverty line. The city's population was 35,318 in 2000, and 35,120 in 2010. It is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers region, which is part of the Army National Guard. It has a population of 35,000, and a population density of 2,896.6 inhabitants per squaremile (1,118.4/ km²). The city is located on the Missouri River, which runs through the center of the state. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1864.


Otterbein University, a private four-year liberal arts college, was founded by the United Brethren Church in 1847 and is now home to over 3,000 students. Westerville is served by the Westerville City School District. The district operates three high schools: Westerville South High School, an International Baccalaureate School, which opened in 1960 as Westerville High School; Westerville North High School (opened 1975); and Westerville Central High School. In addition, Westerville has four middle and sixteen elementary schools. The elementary schools are Emerson (a magnet school that opened in 1896 as the Vine Street School), Hanby, Longfellow, Alcott, Annehurst, Cherrington, Fouse, Hawthorne, Huber Ridge, Mark Twain, McVay, Pointview, Robert Frost, Whittier, and Wilder. Other colleges and universities in Westerville Ohio include Hondros College, Franklin University (branch), Dominion University, The Ohio State School of Cosmetology, Columbus State Westerville Center (br branch) and Fortis College. The city is home to the Ohio State University, which was founded in 1858 and is located on the Ohio Turnpike. It is one of the largest cities in the state, with a population of more than 1.5 million. The town is also home to a number of museums, including the Ohio History Museum, the Ohio Museum of History, and the Columbus Museum of Art.


Westerville is a small city in central Ohio. It is connected to the rest of the state by Interstate 71 and Interstate 270. The city has no public transport system, but it does have five public buses. The town has a population of about 2,000 people, mostly residents of the Columbus area. It was once known as Uptown Westerville, but that name was dropped in the 1930s. The current name of the town is "Westervillle" or "Uptown" in English, and it is located on State Route 3. The highway is the main route between Columbus and Cincinnati, which is also known as the "3-C Highway" It is about 16 miles (19 km) from the Columbus International Airport, the main hub for air travel in the state. The airport has a terminal for air passengers, and the city has its own public transit system, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), which operates five buses. It also runs a number of other public transport systems, including the Ohio State Highway System (OSHS) and the Ohio Valley Transportation Authority (OCTA), which runs the Ohio Turnpike, which connects the city to other parts of the U.S. It has a small number of public parks, including one on the outskirts of the city, which was built in the 19th century. The only public transport in Westerville is provided by the city's own buses, which are run by the COTA, but they are not fully equipped.


T. Marzetti Company and its parent Lancaster Colony Corporation, as well as Mac Tools are headquartered in Westerville. According to Westerville's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Mac Tools, Lancaster Colony, and T. MarZetti Company. The city's unemployment rate is currently at 3.7%. The city has a population of 2,816. The unemployment rate for the city is currently 3.8%. The town has a poverty rate of 3.6%. The state's poverty rate is 3.1%. The unemployment rates for the town are currently 3%. The economy has a unemployment rate of 2.7. The town's economy has had a population growth rate of 1.8 percent. the city's poverty rates are currently 2.9 percent. The top employers are Mac Tools and Lancaster Colony. It is estimated that Westerville will have a workforce of 3,000 by the end of the year. The economy is expected to grow by 1.7 percent in the next year and 1.5 percent in 2018. The population is projected to reach 3,500 by the year's end. It will be the highest growth rate in the state since the mid-1990s. The growth rate is the highest since the late 1990s. It has been the highest in the region since the early 2000s, when it was 2.6 percent. In the city, the unemployment rate stands at 2.8 per cent. It's the highest for the past decade and a half.

Popular culture

Westerville is mentioned as the home of the fictional Dalton Academy Warblers glee club in the television show Glee. It is the setting for part of the film Father Figures. In the 2021 found footage anthology horror film V/H/S/94, the segment "Storm Drain" takes place in Westerville. The town is also mentioned in the book "The Last House on the Left" by David Bianculli, published by Hodder & Stoughton. The book is based on the novel by the same name, with a different protagonist. The novel is about a group of high school students who go on a road trip through the U.S. to find their way back to their home town of Westerville, Ohio. It was written by the author, who also appeared in the novel and later appeared in two episodes of the TV show. The first episode of the second season of Glee was released on September 14, 2010. The second episode was released September 17, 2011. The third episode was aired on September 24, 2011, and the fourth episode was October 2, 2011 . The final episode of season three was aired October 5, 2011 and the final episode was  aired on October 8, 2012. The last episode was the second-to-last one in the series, airing on October 9, 2012, at 9 p.m. and October 10, 2012 at 10 p.M. and 11 p. M. respectively. The episode was based on a book by the writer, David Bianca, about the life and death of his father, who died in a car accident.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio = 12.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 71. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Westerville = 5.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 39,190 individuals with a median age of 37.9 age the population grows by 0.78% in Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,109.82 residents per square mile of area (1,200.74/km²). There are average 2.63 people per household in the 12,982 households with an average household income of $82,060 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -4.56% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.88%. The number of physicians in Westerville per 100,000 population = 293.9.


The annual rainfall in Westerville = 37.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 19 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 127. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 178. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio which are owned by the occupant = 75.99%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $151,870 and home appreciation of -5.70%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.55 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,999 per student. There are 19.5 students for each teacher in the school, 1018 students for each Librarian and 491 students for each Counselor. 5.90% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 31.17% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.96% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Westerville's population in Franklin County, Ohio of 1,462 residents in 1900 has increased 26,81-fold to 39,190 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.15% female residents and 47.85% male residents live in Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio.

    As of 2020 in Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio are married and the remaining 36.06% are single population.

  • 23.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Westerville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.53% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.00% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.96% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.03% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio, 75.99% are owner-occupied homes, another 19.89% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.12% are vacant.

  • The 35.78% of the population in Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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