These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Ohio For 2018


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Is being in an area that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Columbus and Cleveland, while others want peace and quiet like in Munroe Falls and Wellington, thank you very much.

But today we’re going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts — over the past five years, which cities in Ohio have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census’s American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Buckeye State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Ohio for 2018 according to the most recent census data:

  1. Hilliard (Photos)
  2. Powell (Photos)
  3. Avon (Photos)
  4. Monroe (Photos)
  5. Pickerington (Photos)
  6. Grove City (Photos)
  7. North Ridgeville
  8. Harrison (Photos)
  9. Dublin (Photos)
  10. Delaware (Photos)

If you happen to be a resident of Hilliard, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re surprised–and you’re wondering why these places are kind of a big deal–keep reading. We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Ohio are growing like weeds–but first, a bit about our methodology.

Or check out the Fastest Growing States In America.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In Buckeye State

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the begining of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2016
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2016 (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2017)

We ranked all 248 Ohio cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Buckeye State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Population 2016 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here’s a graph of the cities in Ohio with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in ohio

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1. Hilliard

Hilliard, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 33,108
Population 2010: 27,505
Growth Rate: 20.37%
Absolute Growth: 5,603

2. Powell

Powell, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,436
Population 2010: 10,773
Growth Rate: 15.44%
Absolute Growth: 1,663

3. Avon

Avon, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,289
Population 2010: 19,514
Growth Rate: 14.22%
Absolute Growth: 2,775

4. Monroe

Monroe, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,552
Population 2010: 11,868
Growth Rate: 14.19%
Absolute Growth: 1,684

5. Pickerington

Pickerington, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,379
Population 2010: 17,003
Growth Rate: 13.97%
Absolute Growth: 2,376

6. Grove City

Grove City, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 38,374
Population 2010: 33,947
Growth Rate: 13.04%
Absolute Growth: 4,427

7. North Ridgeville


Population: 31,832
Population 2010: 28,303
Growth Rate: 12.47%
Absolute Growth: 3,529

8. Harrison

Harrison, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,522
Population 2010: 9,394
Growth Rate: 12.01%
Absolute Growth: 1,128

9. Dublin

Dublin, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 43,874
Population 2010: 39,245
Growth Rate: 11.8%
Absolute Growth: 4,629

10. Delaware

Delaware, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 37,554
Population 2010: 33,672
Growth Rate: 11.53%
Absolute Growth: 3,882

These Places Grew Up So Fast, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Ohio are led by Hilliard which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We’ll be here to let you know!

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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Ohio

City Rank Pop 2016 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Hilliard 1 33,108 27,505 5,603 20.4%
Powell 2 12,436 10,773 1,663 15.4%
Avon 3 22,289 19,514 2,775 14.2%
Monroe 4 13,552 11,868 1,684 14.2%
Pickerington 5 19,379 17,003 2,376 14.0%
Grove City 6 38,374 33,947 4,427 13.0%
North Ridgeville 7 31,832 28,303 3,529 12.5%
Harrison 8 10,522 9,394 1,128 12.0%
Dublin 9 43,874 39,245 4,629 11.8%
Delaware 10 37,554 33,672 3,882 11.5%
Trenton 11 12,477 11,354 1,123 9.9%
Grandview Heights 12 7,191 6,548 643 9.8%
Columbus 13 837,038 770,407 66,631 8.6%
Pataskala 14 15,225 14,170 1,055 7.4%
Marysville 15 22,860 21,296 1,564 7.3%
Mason 16 32,025 29,862 2,163 7.2%
Amelia 17 5,132 4,786 346 7.2%
Macedonia 18 11,595 10,863 732 6.7%
Loveland 19 12,641 11,845 796 6.7%
Wadsworth 20 22,578 21,211 1,367 6.4%
Avon Lake 21 23,221 21,882 1,339 6.1%
Lexington 22 5,484 5,174 310 6.0%
Westerville 23 38,089 35,970 2,119 5.9%
Reynoldsburg 24 36,995 34,974 2,021 5.8%
Union 25 6,569 6,218 351 5.6%
Brookville 26 5,993 5,675 318 5.6%
Gahanna 27 34,373 32,590 1,783 5.5%
Streetsboro 28 16,224 15,383 841 5.5%
Perrysburg 29 21,367 20,264 1,103 5.4%
Springboro 30 17,978 17,072 906 5.3%
Upper Sandusky 31 6,917 6,579 338 5.1%
Bowling Green 32 31,641 30,211 1,430 4.7%
Beavercreek 33 46,086 44,064 2,022 4.6%
Fairborn 34 33,487 32,156 1,331 4.1%
Bexley 35 13,534 13,020 514 3.9%
Heath 36 10,471 10,074 397 3.9%
Athens 37 24,365 23,484 881 3.8%
London 38 10,058 9,709 349 3.6%
Sharonville 39 13,782 13,311 471 3.5%
Troy 40 25,684 24,828 856 3.4%
Aurora 41 15,712 15,196 516 3.4%
Pepper Pike 42 6,150 5,951 199 3.3%
Kent 43 29,761 28,845 916 3.2%
Broadview Heights 44 19,257 18,674 583 3.1%
Upper Arlington 45 34,675 33,645 1,030 3.1%
Circleville 46 13,761 13,358 403 3.0%
Lebanon 47 20,536 19,943 593 3.0%
Rossford 48 6,514 6,328 186 2.9%
Madeira 49 8,924 8,674 250 2.9%
Montgomery 50 10,440 10,150 290 2.9%
Painesville 51 19,735 19,191 544 2.8%
Wellington 52 5,063 4,926 137 2.8%
Fostoria 53 13,397 13,041 356 2.7%
Worthington 54 14,155 13,779 376 2.7%
Wooster 55 26,773 26,097 676 2.6%
Milford 56 6,833 6,664 169 2.5%
Huber Heights 57 38,795 37,837 958 2.5%
Granville 58 5,725 5,593 132 2.4%
Whitehall 59 18,596 18,169 427 2.4%
Englewood 60 13,512 13,205 307 2.3%
Wauseon 61 7,059 6,905 154 2.2%
Louisville 62 9,318 9,121 197 2.2%
Lancaster 63 39,483 38,657 826 2.1%
Xenia 64 26,105 25,592 513 2.0%
Wyoming 65 8,484 8,318 166 2.0%
Tipp City 66 9,834 9,645 189 2.0%
Green 67 25,713 25,224 489 1.9%
Oxford 68 21,941 21,532 409 1.9%
Napoleon 69 8,659 8,501 158 1.9%
Newark 70 48,477 47,605 872 1.8%
Twinsburg 71 18,851 18,512 339 1.8%
Springdale 72 11,205 11,019 186 1.7%
Olmsted Falls 73 8,889 8,752 137 1.6%
Columbiana 74 6,463 6,369 94 1.5%
Highland Heights 75 8,366 8,245 121 1.5%
Toronto 76 5,087 5,015 72 1.4%
Bellbrook 77 7,082 6,989 93 1.3%
Willoughby 78 22,495 22,238 257 1.2%
Willoughby Hills 79 9,497 9,390 107 1.1%
North Royalton 80 30,302 29,965 337 1.1%
Delphos 81 7,216 7,151 65 0.9%
Defiance 82 16,725 16,575 150 0.9%
Dover 83 12,886 12,776 110 0.9%
Tallmadge 84 17,488 17,349 139 0.8%
Blue Ash 85 12,154 12,059 95 0.8%
Stow 86 34,746 34,476 270 0.8%
Massillon 87 32,268 32,020 248 0.8%
The Village Of Indian Hill 88 5,803 5,760 43 0.7%
Portsmouth 89 20,393 20,244 149 0.7%
New Philadelphia 90 17,412 17,292 120 0.7%
Bellefontaine 91 13,211 13,123 88 0.7%
Canal Fulton 92 5,464 5,428 36 0.7%
Oberlin 93 8,353 8,298 55 0.7%
Strongsville 94 44,622 44,360 262 0.6%
Findlay 95 41,412 41,189 223 0.5%
Independence 96 7,115 7,079 36 0.5%
Brunswick 97 34,578 34,406 172 0.5%
North Canton 98 17,422 17,344 78 0.4%
Solon 99 23,085 22,983 102 0.4%
Ontario 100 6,117 6,091 26 0.4%
Miamisburg 101 20,069 19,986 83 0.4%
Piqua 102 20,743 20,659 84 0.4%
Nelsonville 103 5,249 5,228 21 0.4%
Norton 104 12,044 12,008 36 0.3%
Ada 105 6,046 6,028 18 0.3%
Washington Court House 106 14,115 14,077 38 0.3%
Centerville 107 23,899 23,838 61 0.3%
Munroe Falls 108 5,055 5,043 12 0.2%
Chardon 109 5,194 5,182 12 0.2%
Northwood 110 5,337 5,325 12 0.2%
Amherst 111 12,058 12,031 27 0.2%
Vandalia 112 15,127 15,095 32 0.2%
Forest Park 113 18,679 18,642 37 0.2%
Westlake 114 32,408 32,350 58 0.2%
Clyde 115 6,282 6,275 7 0.1%
Fairlawn 116 7,477 7,469 8 0.1%
Oregon 117 20,137 20,118 19 0.1%
Rittman 118 6,528 6,523 5 0.1%
Rocky River 119 20,211 20,196 15 0.1%
Fairfield 120 42,640 42,634 6 0.0%
Norwood 121 19,462 19,463 -1 -0.0%
Conneaut 122 12,782 12,798 -16 -0.1%
Berea 123 18,949 18,981 -32 -0.2%
Hudson 124 22,282 22,331 -49 -0.2%
Hamilton 125 62,259 62,466 -207 -0.3%
Jackson 126 6,346 6,368 -22 -0.3%
Zanesville 127 25,467 25,567 -100 -0.4%
Clayton 128 13,172 13,232 -60 -0.5%
Middleburg Heights 129 15,724 15,798 -74 -0.5%
Kirtland 130 6,802 6,836 -34 -0.5%
Mount Vernon 131 16,777 16,864 -87 -0.5%
Belpre 132 6,450 6,485 -35 -0.5%
Deer Park 133 5,707 5,738 -31 -0.5%
Willowick 134 14,131 14,209 -78 -0.5%
Sylvania 135 18,882 18,989 -107 -0.6%
Brecksville 136 13,470 13,550 -80 -0.6%
Mount Healthy 137 6,054 6,091 -37 -0.6%
Cincinnati 138 298,011 300,165 -2,154 -0.7%
Cuyahoga Falls 139 49,353 49,710 -357 -0.7%
Celina 140 10,349 10,424 -75 -0.7%
Moraine 141 6,343 6,390 -47 -0.7%
Reading 142 10,342 10,421 -79 -0.8%
Cortland 143 6,974 7,028 -54 -0.8%
Medina 144 26,445 26,657 -212 -0.8%
New Franklin 145 14,195 14,309 -114 -0.8%
Kettering 146 55,720 56,182 -462 -0.8%
Ironton 147 11,049 11,143 -94 -0.8%
Seven Hills 148 11,697 11,797 -100 -0.8%
Middletown 149 48,527 48,944 -417 -0.9%
Norwalk 150 16,862 17,008 -146 -0.9%
Richmond Heights 151 10,476 10,570 -94 -0.9%
North College Hill 152 9,351 9,436 -85 -0.9%
Wickliffe 153 12,718 12,852 -134 -1.0%
Orrville 154 8,351 8,439 -88 -1.0%
Hillsboro 155 6,572 6,643 -71 -1.1%
Ashland 156 20,419 20,648 -229 -1.1%
Wapakoneta 157 9,786 9,896 -110 -1.1%
Chillicothe 158 21,748 21,996 -248 -1.1%
Cheviot 159 8,318 8,413 -95 -1.1%
Oakwood 160 9,077 9,188 -111 -1.2%
Mayfield Heights 161 18,878 19,109 -231 -1.2%
Beachwood 162 11,786 11,932 -146 -1.2%
Urbana 163 11,586 11,739 -153 -1.3%
Tiffin 164 17,701 17,937 -236 -1.3%
Franklin 165 11,802 11,962 -160 -1.3%
Sidney 166 20,761 21,047 -286 -1.4%
Uhrichsville 167 5,399 5,474 -75 -1.4%
Marion 168 36,568 37,092 -524 -1.4%
Coshocton 169 11,190 11,351 -161 -1.4%
Bedford Heights 170 10,640 10,796 -156 -1.4%
St. Clairsville 171 5,117 5,193 -76 -1.5%
Steubenville 172 18,305 18,578 -273 -1.5%
Bay Village 173 15,414 15,647 -233 -1.5%
Mentor 174 46,896 47,637 -741 -1.6%
Canfield 175 7,376 7,493 -117 -1.6%
Wilmington 176 12,441 12,640 -199 -1.6%
Ravenna 177 11,582 11,773 -191 -1.6%
Bryan 178 8,480 8,621 -141 -1.6%
Eaton 179 8,274 8,418 -144 -1.7%
West Carrollton 180 13,012 13,241 -229 -1.7%
St. Marys 181 8,169 8,317 -148 -1.8%
Sheffield Lake 182 9,055 9,224 -169 -1.8%
Riverside 183 25,036 25,511 -475 -1.9%
Alliance 184 22,121 22,545 -424 -1.9%
Elyria 185 53,928 55,003 -1,075 -2.0%
Brooklyn 186 10,936 11,156 -220 -2.0%
Martins Ferry 187 6,813 6,953 -140 -2.0%
South Euclid 188 21,865 22,327 -462 -2.1%
North Olmsted 189 32,108 32,792 -684 -2.1%
Marietta 190 13,912 14,211 -299 -2.1%
Akron 191 198,508 202,814 -4,306 -2.1%
New Carlisle 192 5,690 5,814 -124 -2.1%
Trotwood 193 24,372 24,904 -532 -2.1%
Barberton 194 26,266 26,842 -576 -2.1%
Greenville 195 12,979 13,267 -288 -2.2%
Parma 196 80,088 81,894 -1,806 -2.2%
University Heights 197 13,273 13,573 -300 -2.2%
Port Clinton 198 6,004 6,140 -136 -2.2%
Parma Heights 199 20,311 20,784 -473 -2.3%
Lorain 200 63,714 65,221 -1,507 -2.3%
Mentor-On-The-Lake 201 7,404 7,584 -180 -2.4%
Shaker Heights 202 27,773 28,458 -685 -2.4%
Wellston 203 5,595 5,737 -142 -2.5%
Fairview Park 204 16,473 16,894 -421 -2.5%
Salem 205 12,071 12,383 -312 -2.5%
Logan 206 7,205 7,403 -198 -2.7%
Bellevue 207 8,059 8,282 -223 -2.7%
Van Wert 208 10,738 11,040 -302 -2.7%
Lima 209 37,836 38,902 -1,066 -2.7%
Vermilion 210 10,491 10,789 -298 -2.8%
Maumee 211 14,018 14,419 -401 -2.8%
Springfield 212 59,761 61,498 -1,737 -2.8%
Huron 213 7,038 7,243 -205 -2.8%
Eastlake 214 18,342 18,879 -537 -2.8%
Lyndhurst 215 13,736 14,144 -408 -2.9%
Garfield Heights 216 28,207 29,058 -851 -2.9%
Hubbard 217 7,686 7,920 -234 -3.0%
Euclid 218 47,863 49,338 -1,475 -3.0%
Niles 219 18,877 19,464 -587 -3.0%
Brook Park 220 18,875 19,472 -597 -3.1%
Dayton 221 141,143 145,609 -4,466 -3.1%
Canton 222 72,163 74,451 -2,288 -3.1%
Sandusky 223 25,338 26,147 -809 -3.1%
Cambridge 224 10,495 10,831 -336 -3.1%
Bedford 225 12,782 13,201 -419 -3.2%
Warrensville Heights 226 13,293 13,749 -456 -3.3%
Fremont 227 16,388 16,959 -571 -3.4%
Geneva 228 6,077 6,291 -214 -3.4%
Lakewood 229 50,866 52,674 -1,808 -3.4%
Cleveland Heights 230 45,160 46,797 -1,637 -3.5%
Toledo 231 280,854 291,851 -10,997 -3.8%
Maple Heights 232 22,685 23,575 -890 -3.8%
Mansfield 233 46,902 48,799 -1,897 -3.9%
Bucyrus 234 12,011 12,506 -495 -4.0%
Galion 235 10,245 10,679 -434 -4.1%
Struthers 236 10,445 10,892 -447 -4.1%
Willard 237 6,105 6,382 -277 -4.3%
Shelby 238 8,751 9,177 -426 -4.6%
Campbell 239 8,040 8,444 -404 -4.8%
Cleveland 240 389,165 409,221 -20,056 -4.9%
Ashtabula 241 18,540 19,508 -968 -5.0%
Warren 242 40,433 42,667 -2,234 -5.2%
East Liverpool 243 10,919 11,535 -616 -5.3%
Girard 244 9,615 10,258 -643 -6.3%
Youngstown 245 65,161 69,585 -4,424 -6.4%
Grafton 246 6,075 6,515 -440 -6.8%
Kenton 247 7,719 8,356 -637 -7.6%
East Cleveland 248 17,413 19,426 -2,013 -10.4%

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