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Sunbury, Ohio
Sunbury Administration Building
Sunbury Administration Building
Memorial Town
Location of Sunbury, Ohio
Location of Sunbury, Ohio
Location of Sunbury in Delaware County
Location of Sunbury in Delaware County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
 • Total 4.83 sq mi (12.50 km2)
 • Land 4.81 sq mi (12.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
971 ft (296 m)
 • Total 4,389
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,324.53/sq mi (511.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 740, 220 (740 Exchange: 965)
FIPS code 39-75602
GNIS feature ID 1049231

Sunbury is a city in Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,389 during the 2010 census. The city is centered on a New England-styled traditional town square with a historic village hall located in the center of a village green. Located here is a major Showa Corporation factory, which produces automotive parts for Honda of America. The city is home to a K-12 public school district, the Big Walnut Local School District and their sports team, the 'Golden Eagles'. The district also serves students in the neighboring town of Galena, Ohio. Sunbury went from being a village to a city on October 22, 2021.


Sunbury is located at 40°14′34″N 82°51′38″W / 40.24278°N 82.86056°W / 40.24278; -82.86056 (40.242838, -82.860439).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.30 square miles (8.55 km2), of which 3.28 square miles (8.50 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Sunbury is located north of Galena, to which it has provided services such as police, although police are now no longer provided due to a cut in Galena's budget. Law enforcement is currently provided by the Sunbury Police Department. Sunbury is also east of Delaware.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 337
1870 236
1880 340 44.1%
1890 475 39.7%
1900 464 −2.3%
1910 485 4.5%
1920 827 70.5%
1930 784 −5.2%
1940 846 7.9%
1950 936 10.6%
1960 1,360 45.3%
1970 2,512 84.7%
1980 2,101 −16.4%
1990 2,046 −2.6%
2000 2,630 28.5%
2010 4,389 66.9%
2020 6,614 50.7%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,389 people, 1,671 households, and 1,211 families living in the city. The population density was 1,338.1 inhabitants per square mile (516.6/km2). There were 1,774 housing units at an average density of 540.9 per square mile (208.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,671 households, of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 33.6 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Points of interest

Sunbury is growing by leaps and bounds, having just annexed over 300 acres, and with plans to annex an additional 255 acres which will take the boundary out to Interstate 71. Sunbury is home to the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial, a memorial that commemorates every Ohio soldier who has been reported dead or missing while at war since 9/11. Sunbury was chosen to be the home of the Memorial due to the village's proximity to Centerburg, Ohio (near the geographical center of Ohio, and a prominent midwestern soil type) and the village's proximity to Interstate 71, a major highway connecting Cincinnati , Columbus, and Cleveland.

Sunbury is home to the Big Walnut Golden Eagles, their local High School football team, who in 2007 became "State Champs" in their division. Big Walnut Middle School is the middle school in the city, with students in grades 7 and 8. Sunbury also has an intermediate school, housing grades 5 and 6, and four different elementary schools.

Also nearby Sunbury is a McDonald's with a unique outdoor Ronald McDonald statue.

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