Livability Awards

A+ Dublin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Dublin Cost of Living Cost of living is 31% higher than Ohio
11919% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dublin cost of living
A+ Dublin Crime Total crime is 63% lower than Ohio
Total crime
91065% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11065% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-23%Year over year crime is down
Dublin crime
A Dublin Employment Household income is 148% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$125,540127% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$58,69897% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%50% lower than the US average
Dublin employment
C+ Dublin Housing Home value is 167% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$352,30091% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,26633% higher than the US average
Home ownership
76%19% higher than the US average
Dublin real estate or Dublin rentals
A+ Dublin Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
98%18% higher than the US average
School test scores
92%86% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:13% lower than the US average
Dublin K-12 schools

Living in Dublin, OH

Located in the state of Ohio, Dublin is a mid-sized city with a population of 43,874 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (76% White). Given that fact, Dublin could be considered less diverse than other cities. Dublin has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 90% of the population is classified as married and 45% have kids.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Dublin, Ohio. To help you find the best places to live in and around Dublin, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.

Dublin has a livability score of 87/100 and is ranked #30 in Ohio and #181 in the USA. Based on this score, Dublin would be considered a very livable city! Dublin also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we know that Dublin ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A). Regrettably for Dublin, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Dublin on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Dublin: The Murder Mystery Company, Golf Club of Dublin, and The Spa at River Ridge.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Dublin gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 67 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Dublin schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 92%, which is far higher than the national average.

Assuming that Dublin meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Dublin. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Dublin are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Dublin come in at $352,300, which is 167.1% higher than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Dublin, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 7.7% higher than the Ohio average. Real estate appreciation rates in Dublin are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Dublin homes comes in at 2.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4.9%.

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      Dublin Ohio: The Ideal Place to Live

      I was born in Alexandria, a town located in Virginia, close to Washington D.C. Currently I live in Dublin, Ohio. Despite me being a warm climate girl, I absolutely love this community. To me there is no downside to living in this area. Everything is within walking distance and everyone is extremely friendly. If you are one who is interested in minimizing gas mileage, likes cheap amenities, and enjoys having a community than this is the place for you. The town of Dublin is even on a list of the top 15 communities to live in in Ohio. My favorite aspects about this community are the amenities, the low crime rate, as well as the education. Despite this town being my ideal place to live, I will say that the weather is not ideal her in Ohio.

      My favorite part of my day is when I take my 2 kids to school. The walk itself is only 10 minutes so I do not waste any gas. The school is so close and I have to say it is an excellent school to send your kids to. I am a stay at home mom so my next mission is to visit the local market for fresh produce for the days meal. The market I shop at always provides the best of the best in produce. On my way home, I also stop at the local coffee shop to grab my morning matte.

      Though there are many perks to living in this community, I will be honest when saying that the weather here is not ideal. I am a lover of a warm climate which comes around late May. I am not a lover of snow or ice, so when the below 0 weather comes around, I make sure to bundle up. Long Johns are your friend.
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      Source: The Dublin, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).