Ohio, The Buckeye State, is in the Midwest and home to around 11.5 million people making it the seventh most populous of all the fifty states. Its largest and best known city is Columbus, which also happens to be the capital of the state, but there are other major cities such as Cleveland and Cincinnati too. If you’re thinking of moving to Ohio and want to find a safe city for your family, where should you go?
1. Tiltonsville, Ohio
Coming in at the top of the list as the safest place in Ohio is the small village of Tiltonsville, with a Crime Index rating of 100 which is the safest it can be. It’s right in the east of the state, in Jefferson County and has a population of only around 1,300 people.
2. LaRue, OH
La Rue is an even smaller village with less than 750 people living here, but it’s the second safest community in Ohio and has a Crime Index of 100. LaRue is in Marion County, about an hour’s drive north west of Columbus and was named for a French immigrant. The 19th century business district is still an active part of the village today.
Another village over in the east of the state is Smithfield, and it’s the third safest place to live in Ohio. It also has a Crime Index of 100, and around 870 people live here. Smithfield is in Jefferson County.
The little village of Spencer is the fourth safest community in Ohio and has a Crime Index of 100. Spencer is in Medina County in the north of Ohio and has a population around 750 people
Surrounded by farms, and gentle hills is the village of Homeworth, set in Knox Township in Columbiana County. Homeworth is about 7 miles south of the city of Alliance and has a population of less than 500 people. The Crime Index is 100 and Homeworth is the fifth safest city in Ohio.
The smallest village yet on our list is Bloomingdale. Just over 200 people live in this village in Jefferson County and it is the sixth safest place to live in Ohio, with a Crime Index of 100. Bloomingdale is the home of a Camaldolese monastic community.
Bergholz is the seventh safest city in Ohio. The Crime Index for this village, also in Jefferson County, is 100. Bergholz has around 664 people living here, and public schooling is provided by the Edison Local School District.
Set on the county line between Jefferson and Harrison Counties, is the village of Adena. This friendly community is the eighth safest in Ohio and has a Crime Index of 100. Around 760 people call Adena home.
The village of Morral has a population of just under 400 people and you’ll find this village, the ninth safest place to call home in Ohio, in Marion County. The Crime Index is 100 in Morral, and the village was named after one of its founders, Samuel Morral, who developed the community in preparation for the Columbus and Toledo Railroad Company in the 1870s.
10. Westfield Center
Though there are only around 1,115 residents in Westfield Center, this village is home to the largest employer in Medina County, Westfield Insurance. Westfield Center is the tenth safest place in Ohio and has a Crime Index of 100.
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