Fastest growing cities in Ohio

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February 6, 2022
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Fastest growing cities in Ohio

Population growth in the United States is slowing. From 2010 to 2020, the population grew by just 7.4%—the lowest rate since the 1930s. Declining birth rates, an aging population, and fewer immigrants are all contributing to historically slow growth rates. But depending on where you are in the country, it might not always feel that way.

In every state, there were cities that experienced cumulative population gains over the course of the decade. But when you look at the growth rates from year to year, cities across the country are following a similar trajectory. Small, medium, and large cities all saw declining growth since 2016. Some of the largest cities—those with populations over 1 million—have actually seen a decrease in overall population, not just slower population growth.

Stacker compiled a list of the fastest-growing cities in Ohio using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities are ranked by the highest population growth from 2010 to 2020.

Many cities experienced their most significant growth within the first few years of the decade. Experts postulate that the housing bubble burst in tandem with economic hardships of the Great Recession pushed many people of home-buying age to the cities. A decade later, in the wake of the pandemic, the U.S. is in a similar position.

#20. Pataskala
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,716
--- #1,320 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 26.2%
--- #137 among cities in Ohio, #4,390 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 17,886
--- #106 largest city in Ohio, #2,506 largest city nationwide

#19. New Albany
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,722
--- #1,317 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 52.4%
--- #62 among cities in Ohio, #2,090 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 10,825
--- #175 largest city in Ohio, #3,810 largest city nationwide

#18. Uniontown
- 2010 to 2020 population change: 3,740
--- #1,304 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 108.9%
--- #23 among cities in Ohio, #771 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 7,173
--- #231 largest city in Ohio, #5,215 largest city nationwide

#17. Marysville
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +4,275
--- #1,160 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 20.1%
--- #176 among cities in Ohio, #5,597 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 25,571
--- #58 largest city in Ohio, #1,763 largest city nationwide

#16. Chesterland
- 2010 to 2020 population change: 4,654
--- #1,076 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 192.3%
--- #6 among cities in Ohio, #344 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 7,074
--- #235 largest city in Ohio, #5,262 largest city nationwide

#15. Perrysburg
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +4,777
--- #1,055 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 23.6%
--- #151 among cities in Ohio, #4,849 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 25,041
--- #63 largest city in Ohio, #1,818 largest city nationwide

#14. Mason
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +4,930
--- #1,027 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 16.5%
--- #205 among cities in Ohio, #6,507 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 34,792
--- #42 largest city in Ohio, #1,274 largest city nationwide

#13. Avon
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +5,333
--- #948 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 27.3%
--- #131 among cities in Ohio, #4,225 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 24,847
--- #64 largest city in Ohio, #1,835 largest city nationwide

#12. Huber Heights
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +5,602
--- #909 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 14.8%
--- #220 among cities in Ohio, #7,040 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 43,439
--- #27 largest city in Ohio, #1,010 largest city nationwide

#11. Bainbridge
- 2010 to 2020 population change: 5,864
--- #868 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 173.6%
--- #9 among cities in Ohio, #416 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 9,242
--- #197 largest city in Ohio, #4,328 largest city nationwide

#10. Pickerington
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +6,091
--- #841 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 35.8%
--- #91 among cities in Ohio, #3,193 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 23,094
--- #74 largest city in Ohio, #1,984 largest city nationwide

#9. Reynoldsburg
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +6,102
--- #839 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 17.4%
--- #199 among cities in Ohio, #6,280 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 41,076
--- #30 largest city in Ohio, #1,060 largest city nationwide

#8. North Ridgeville
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +6,977
--- #752 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 24.7%
--- #142 among cities in Ohio, #4,644 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 35,280
--- #41 largest city in Ohio, #1,250 largest city nationwide

#7. Grove City
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +7,305
--- #718 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 21.5%
--- #162 among cities in Ohio, #5,291 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 41,252
--- #29 largest city in Ohio, #1,054 largest city nationwide

#6. Delaware
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +7,630
--- #684 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 22.7%
--- #156 among cities in Ohio, #5,032 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 41,302
--- #28 largest city in Ohio, #1,050 largest city nationwide

#5. Amelia
- 2010 to 2020 population change: 7,789
--- #671 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 162.7%
--- #10 among cities in Ohio, #458 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 12,575
--- #152 largest city in Ohio, #3,397 largest city nationwide

#4. Cincinnati
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +9,152
--- #566 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 3.0%
--- #457 among cities in Ohio, #12,898 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 309,317
--- #3 largest city in Ohio, #65 largest city nationwide

#3. Hilliard
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +9,609
--- #534 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 34.9%
--- #96 among cities in Ohio, #3,273 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 37,114
--- #35 largest city in Ohio, #1,184 largest city nationwide

#2. Dublin
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +10,083
--- #510 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 25.7%
--- #140 among cities in Ohio, #4,465 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 49,328
--- #20 largest city in Ohio, #876 largest city nationwide

#1. Columbus
- 2010 to 2020 population change: +135,341
--- #11 among all cities nationwide
- 2010 to 2020 percent population change: 17.6%
--- #197 among cities in Ohio, #6,242 among all cities nationwide
- 2020 population: 905,748
--- #1 largest city in Ohio, #14 largest city nationwide

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