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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
City
Hilliard United Methodist Church, built 1883
Hilliard United Methodist Church, built 1883
Location of Hilliard within Ohio
Location of Hilliard within Ohio
Location of Hilliard within Franklin County
Location of Hilliard within Franklin County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 13.34 sq mi (34.55 km2)
 • Land 13.17 sq mi (34.11 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,435
 • Estimate (2013) 31,012
 • Density 2,159.1/sq mi (833.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43026
Area code(s) 614
FIPS code 39-35476
GNIS feature ID 1056881
Website www.hilliardohio.gov

Hilliard is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The population was 28,435 at the 2010 census with a census estimate of 31,012 in 2013. It is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and part of Norwich Township. Hilliard is the home of the Early Television Museum.

Geography

Hilliard is located at 40°2′4″N 83°8′34″W / 40.03444°N 83.14278°W / 40.03444; -83.14278 (40.034310, -83.142678). It is bordered on the east by Columbus and Upper Arlington, on the north by Columbus and Dublin, on the south by Galloway and Columbus, and to the west lies open farmland. Downtown Columbus lies in a distance to the southeast, its skyline visible at times when crossing bridges. The only major highway that runs through Hilliard is I-270, which runs north and south slightly east of the middle of the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.34 square miles (34.55 km2), of which 13.17 square miles (34.11 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.

History

In 1852, John Reed Hilliard bought 10 acres (40,000 m2) of farmland in western Franklin County, Ohio from Hoseah High and Abraham Wendell. Geographically, the Hilliard area is between Big Darby Creek on the west and the Scioto River on the east. Originally called Hilliard’s Station, the town grew around the railroad route of the Piqua and Indiana Railroad station, which bisected the former Hilliard farmland. Hilliard’s Station served as an ideal shipping point for agricultural products going to market and supplies coming to the farmers in the area. The original Hilliard area was platted by John Hilliard on September 1, 1853.

Until the mid 20th century, the railroad station and Main Street were the town center. In 1854, a post office was established in Hilliard’s Station and the word Station was dropped from the town name. The Village of Hilliard became incorporated on July 13, 1869 with a population of 280 residents. In 1886 the first railroad station was located on the north side of the tracks, west of Main Street, and remained there until 1962 when all railroad services ceased. The original train station has been restored and remains in Hilliard’s historical Weaver Park. The original platted area contained a mix of residences and businesses of varying ages and architecture.

The construction of three large residential subdivisions in the 1950s brought explosive growth to Hilliard. The connection to the Columbus regional sewer and water systems in the 1960s opened up the area to development. The Village of Hilliard gained city status officially from the Ohio Secretary of State by attaining a population of 5,633 on December 12, 1960.

With the completion of the I-270 outerbelt in the 1980s, a second wave of explosive growth came to the area. Land uses in Hilliard continue to be a mix of residential and commercial development. A rich heritage of residential structures and architectural styles can be found in the historic district along Norwich Street.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 282
1880 400 41.8%
1890 338 −15.5%
1900 376 11.2%
1910 370 −1.6%
1920 451 21.9%
1930 465 3.1%
1940 583 25.4%
1950 610 4.6%
1960 5,633 823.4%
1970 8,369 48.6%
1980 7,996 −4.5%
1990 11,796 47.5%
2000 24,230 105.4%
2010 28,234 16.5%
Est. 2015 33,649 19.2%
US Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 28,435 people, 10,198 households, and 7,612 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,159.1 inhabitants per square mile (833.6/km2). There were 10,637 housing units at an average density of 807.7 per square mile (311.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.5% White, 3.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 10,198 households of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 35.9 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 8.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 24,230 people, 8,577 households, and 6,492 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,174.8 people per square mile (839.8/km²). There were 8,957 housing units at an average density of 804.0 per square mile (310.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.1% White, 3.2% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.72% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.56% of the population.

There were 8,577 households out of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $69,015, and the median income for a family was $76,207. Males had a median income of $50,551 versus $35,733 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,496. About 0.6% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation

For recreation, Hilliard has two pools (west and east), a Municipal Center/Senior Center next to the west pool, YMCA, and many public baseball and soccer fields, as well as basketball and sport activities

Community events

Fourth of July Festivities

Hilliard annually hosts a Fourth of July parade and has a moderately sized fireworks display that overlooks the west pool/municipal park.

Franklin County Fair

The Franklin County Fair also calls Hilliard its home.

Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair

The Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair is held in downtown Hilliard each year the second Saturday of each September and is sponsored by the Hilliard Civic Association. The festival includes several stages of music, ranging from professional acts to various talented community performers; a car show, featuring dozens of classic and modern cars; food vendors, including several food trucks; a large variety of community organizations, artists, and other various vendors; lots for kids to do, including inflatables, carnival games and rides, face painting, arts and crafts activities; and more.


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