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Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Reynoldsburg, Ohio
City
Alexander W. Livingston House, now a museum
Motto: "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
Coordinates:
Country United States
State  Ohio
Counties Franklin, Licking, Fairfield
Government
 • Mayor Brad McCloud (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 11.24 sq mi (29.11 km2)
 • Land 11.16 sq mi (28.90 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation[2] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 35,893
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 36,347
 • Density 3,216.2/sq mi (1,241.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43068, 43069
Area code(s) 614
FIPS code 39-66390[5]
GNIS feature ID 1061597[2]

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 35,893 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Public services and culture 3
  • Economy 4
    • Top employers 4.1
  • Notable people 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

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.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 35,893 people, 14,387 households, and 9,550 families residing 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.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 32,069 people, 12,849 households, and 8,801 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,030.0 people per square mile (1,170.3/km²). There were 13,434 housing units at an average density of 1,269.3 per square mile (490.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.01% White, 10.44% African American, 1.07% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population.

There were 11,109 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% 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 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,108, and the median income for a family was $60,183. Males had a median income of $40,608 versus $30,448 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,388. About 4.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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.[14] 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.

Economy

Limited Brands is the largest employer in Reynoldsburg. Subsidiary Bath & Body Works is headquartered in Reynoldsburg.

Top employers

According to the City's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[15] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Limited Brands Logistics Services 3,183
2 Reynoldsburg City School District 850
3 Victoria's Secret Stores 552
4 Wal-Mart 470
5 State of Ohio 425
6 Bath & Body Works 418
7 Limited Brands Service Corporation 309
8 Dynalab EMS 245
9 Lowe's 190
10 Kroger 180

Notable people

  • The rapper Bow Wow attended Hannah J. Ashton Middle School (5th and 6th grades) and Baldwin Road Junior High (7th grade).
  • St. Louis Cardinals manager and three time MLB Golden Glove winner Mike Matheny was raised in Reynoldsburg.
  • Le'Veon Bell, American football player.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  14. ^ About Reynoldsburg, City of Reynoldsburg. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  15. ^ City of Reynoldsburg CAFR

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • City website
  • Reynoldsburg Visitors and Community Activities Bureau
  • Reynoldsburg Division of Police
  • Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival official site
  • Reynoldsburg Area Chamber of Commerce official site
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