Dublin, Ohio, USA is a progressive, well-educated and innovative city surrounding the Scioto River in the northwest area of metropolitan Columbus.
Approximately 25 square miles and home to 43,000 people, the City annually hosts Jack Nicklaus’ PGA Tour Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club and one of the nation’s largest Irish cultural events – the Dublin Irish Festival. In 2014 and 2012, Dublin was recognized as the Most Outstanding Global Festival and Event City in the World by the International Festivals and Events Association.
Dublin also is known as a leader in municipal innovations, including tax increment financing, underground fiber optics, Wi-Fi deployment and green initiatives.
Dublin has long been recognized as a premier community, not only locally, but also internationally. Home to Ohio’s largest corporation, Cardinal Health – 21 on the Fortune 500 list, Dublin also is the headquarters of the Wendy’s Company, Ashland Inc. and OCLC.
Dublin’s diverse and sound economic base provides the foundation for the present and future stability of the City. The City’s continued economic vitality is the result of quality development, strategic planning and aggressive efforts to attract and retain high-quality commercial development.
All three high schools were named to Newsweek’s 2012 list of top high schools in the country. With 25 institutes of higher learning in Central Ohio, including The Ohio State University, the region offers a pipeline to 115,000 college students and 20,000 annual graduates.
Dublin’s largest source of funding is income tax revenues, which are allocated 75 percent to the General Fund and 25 percent to the Capital Improvements Program (CIP). Dublin’s healthy tax base provides the resources necessary to keep pace with the city’s growth and underwrite the high quality of life enjoyed by Dublin’s corporate and residential citizens.
The CIP establishes a fiscally sound plan for Dublin’s future investment in capital infrastructure and provides financial guidelines that identify available revenue sources, debt capacity and policy for projecting revenues and designating reserves to be maintained.
Dublin’s fiscally sound stewardship has earned the City the highest available bond ratings – AAA from Moody’s Investors Service and AAA from Fitch Ratings – a distinction carried by approximately three percent of rated cities nationwide.
These ratings reflect the cooperative efforts of private citizens, civic leaders, government officials and business representatives. Such widespread commitment to the community ensures that Dublin will remain one of the most desirable suburbs in Central Ohio and the Midwest.
The City of Dublin strives to preserve and enhance the unique high quality of life offered to those who live or work in our community by providing the vision, leadership and performance standards which allow for managed growth and development. We endeavor to deliver our services cost-effectively, with an emphasis on quality and innovation. The City of Dublin seeks recognition in the field of local government as being responsive, cooperative, and culturally and environmentally sensitive, while embracing the highest standards of integrity and accountability to those we serve.
Surrounds the Scioto River in the northwest area of metropolitan Columbus
Approximately 24.44 square miles
Dublin is directly accessible by US 33/SR 161 and I-270, approximately a 20-minute drive to downtown Columbus.
Council/Manager form of government
Platted as a Village
Incorporated as a City of Dublin
Revised City Charter
Population Growth – City of Dublin
Profile of the Average Dubliner
36 to 45 years of age, married with minor children living at home, owns single-family home, employed full-time in a variety of professions, trades and service positions.
Dublin offers over 1,098 acres of developed parkland, 123 acres of undeveloped parkland, 56 developed parks ranging from wooded natural areas and river frontage to active, athletic facilities and 96 miles of bikepath.
Dublin is home to more than 3,000 businesses
City Financial Ratings
- Aaa from Moody’s Investors Service and AAA from Fitch Ratings
- 2010-14 Capital Improvements Program designates $174.5 million in funding for transportation, parks/recreation and utilities projects
14,143 Total Households, 2.76 People/Household
Median Home Value
Median Household Income
Average Highs and Lows
January: 34 degrees/17 degrees
July: 85 degrees/61 degrees
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