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Westerville is a city in Franklin County, in the Columbus metro area. (The community straddles Franklin and Delaware counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The latitude of Westerville is 40.126N. The longitude is -82.929W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,922.


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Median household income
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$69,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westerville demographic reports
The Anti-Saloon League moved its headquarters here in 1918
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Benjamin Russell Hanby, songwriter who composed "Up on the Housetop"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Performing arts: Westerville Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Hoover Reservoir, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Thomas State Nature Preserve
Westerville attractions: Inniswood Metro Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Hanby House, Purdy Museum of Ceramics
Colleges and universities: Otterbein College
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National index: 100
Local index: 76
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Westerville is generally regarded as the most straight-laced town of its size in the state and the 'dry capital' of America.
-- WPA Guide to Ohio, 1940

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26% of Westerville residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westerville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westerville was $29,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% of Westerville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Westerville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,337.


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Newspapers in Westerville include Westerville News & Public Opinion

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Franklin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Westerville political report.

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The average commute time for Westerville workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ Westerville is generally regarded as the most straight-laced town of its size in the state and the 'dry capital' of America. ”
~ WPA Guide to Ohio, 1940

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