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Worthington Population grows 9%, 2010-2020

There’s a QuickFacts page at the US Census Bureau giving basic numbers from the 2020 census for Worthington (https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/worthingtoncityohio).  Total numbers for age, gender, race, education, housing, businesses, and so on are provided.  One number that surprised me, since we are a largely built-out community, was the overall population growth of 9% from 2010 to 2020 (going from 13,575 to 14,786).  Yes, we have had some new apartments and senior facilities built during this time period (The Heights, Granby Place, and Kemper House), but that doesn’t account for the bulk of the 1,211 increase.  I think the answer lies at least partially in the number of young families moving into our community.  That’s a good thing!  The number of children/young adults (ages 0-17) went from 23.2% of our population in 2010 to 25.6% in 2020.  I’m sure these census numbers will be fodder for vigorous public discussion, which I welcome!  (Also, here’s a link for 2000 – 2010 comparative numbers: http://censusviewer.com/city/OH/Worthington)

David Robinson

David Robinson lives in Worthington with his wife, Lorraine, and their three children who attend Otterbein University and Colonial Hills Elementary. David is President and co-owner of Marcy Adhesives, Inc., a local manufacturing company. David has served on Worthington City Council since January, 2018, and is deeply committed to 1) advancing resident-centered policies, 2) supporting responsible development that enhances our unique historic character, 3) endorsing environmentally sustainable practices for both residents and city operations, 4) promoting the safety and well-being of all residents, and 5) preserving the family-friendly nature of our neighborhoods.