Livability Awards

A+ Hilliard Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Hilliard Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Ohio
1011% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hilliard cost of living
A+ Hilliard Crime Total crime is 70% lower than Ohio
Total crime
74571% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13571% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-31%Year over year crime is down
Hilliard crime
B Hilliard Employment Household income is 83% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$92,72768% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,96437% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%36% lower than the US average
Hilliard employment
A- Hilliard Housing Home value is 61% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$213,00015% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0046% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%22% higher than the US average
Hilliard real estate or Hilliard rentals
A+ Hilliard Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
81%65% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:13% higher than the US average
Hilliard K-12 schools or Hilliard colleges

Living in Hilliard, OH

Hilliard, Ohio is a mid-sized city with a population of 33,108 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Hilliard is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Hilliard is known to be family friendly as more than 82% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 49% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Living in Hilliard can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Ohio, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Hilliard and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

Hilliard, OH receives 91 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #4 in Ohio and #25 in the USA. Based on this score, Hilliard would be considered a very livable city! Hilliard also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we see that Hilliard ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+), employment (B) and housing (A-).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Hilliard has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Hilliard: Movie Tavern, Heritage Golf Club, and Ten Pin Alley.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Hilliard has a violent crime rate of 47 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Hilliard have a test score average of 81%, which is well above the US average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Hilliard has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Hilliard real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hilliard. Median real estate prices in Hilliard come in at $213,000, which is 61.5% higher than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Hilliard, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% lower than the Ohio average. Real estate appreciation rates in Hilliard 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 Hilliard homes comes in at 2.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.3%.

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      Hilliard: The Best Small City in Ohio

      I moved from Columbus to the suburb city of Hilliard a few years back and absolutely love it. It offers a perfect mixture of keeping a busy lifestyle against a small city backdrop. I'm the kind of person that loves a strong coffee and a fresh bagel in the morning, and there are plenty of cafes in Hilliard that can step up to the plate.

      Whether it's going to the park, shopping, or trying out a new restaurant, there's always something to do in Hilliard. The folks here are very friendly and pride themselves on taking great care of the city. It's expensive to buy a home here, but totally worth it. The crime rate is very slow and you'll definitely feel safe in Hilliard.

      There are a lot of job opportunities for young professionals and entrepreneurs here, and the pay is great. The Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, one of many parks, is the best area in the city and my go-to place for a relaxing afternoon.
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      Source: The Hilliard, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).