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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
City of Reynoldsburg
Reynoldsburg City Hall
Reynoldsburg City Hall
Official logo of Reynoldsburg, Ohio
"The City of Respect"
Location of Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Location of Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Location in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking Counties
Location in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking Counties
Country United States United States
State  Ohio
Counties Franklin, Licking, Fairfield
 • Type Mayor–council government
 • Total 11.19 sq mi (28.98 km2)
 • Land 11.11 sq mi (28.77 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
879 ft (268 m)
 • Total 41,076
 • Density 3,450.71/sq mi (1,332.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43068, 43069
Area code(s) 614 and 380
FIPS code 39-66390
GNIS feature ID 1061597

Reynoldsburg is a city in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is a suburban community in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area. The population was 41,076 at the 2020 census.


Reynoldsburg was originally called Frenchtown, and under the latter name was platted in 1831 by John French, and named for him. The present name is for John C. Reynolds, a local merchant. A post office called Reynoldsburg was established in 1833, and the name was changed to Reynoldsburg in 1893.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.24 square miles (29.11 km2), of which 11.16 square miles (28.90 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 309
1870 457
1880 375 −17.9%
1890 393 4.8%
1900 339 −13.7%
1910 431 27.1%
1920 491 13.9%
1930 532 8.4%
1940 652 22.6%
1950 724 11.0%
1960 7,793 976.4%
1970 13,921 78.6%
1980 19,519 40.2%
1990 25,748 31.9%
2000 32,069 24.5%
2010 35,893 11.9%
2020 41,076 14.4%
Sources: 2020

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 35,893 people, 14,387 households, and 9,551 families living in the city. The population density was 3,216.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,241.8/km2). There were 15,611 housing units at an average density of 1,398.8 per square mile (540.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.7% White or European American, 23.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 14,387 households, of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Public services and culture

The city currently has six elementary schools, two middle schools, two junior high schools and two high schools. The high school and junior high schools' mascot is Rocky Raider (a pirate) and its colors are purple and gold.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Fire Academy and the State Fire Marshal's offices are also located in Reynoldsburg.

Reynoldsburg is known as "The Birthplace of the Tomato", claiming the first commercial variety of tomato was bred there in the 19th century. and the Tomato Festival has been held every year since 1965. Every year there is a Tomato Festival Queen. The Tomato Festival takes place in August.


L Brands is the largest employer in Reynoldsburg. Subsequently, its subsidiaries Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret are headquartered in Reynoldsburg.

Top employers

According to the city's 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Mast Logistics Services Inc. 4,052
2 Reynoldsburg City Schools 1,023
3 State of Ohio 715
4 Walmart 659
5 Kroger 388
6 Bath & Body Works Brand Management 307
7 Bath & Body Works LLC 290
8 Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management 283
9 Mast Technology Services Inc. 272
10 L Brands Service Co LLC 267

Notable people

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