Reynoldsburg is a city in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is a suburban community in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area. The population was 35,893 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.24 square miles (29.11 km2), of which, 11.16 square miles (28.90 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 35,893 people, 14,387 households, and 9,550 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,216.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,241.8 /km2). There were 15,611 housing units at an average density of 1,398.8 per square mile (540.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.7% White, 23.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.
There were 14,387 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
The city currently has six elementary schools, two middle schools, two junior high schools and two high schools. The high school and junior high schools' mascot is the Raider (a pirate) and its colors are purple and gold.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Fire Academy and the State Fire Marshal's offices are also located in Reynoldsburg.
Reynoldsburg is known as "The Birthplace of the Tomato", claiming the first commercial variety of tomato was bred there in the 19th century. and the Tomato Festival has been held every year since 1965. Every year there is a Tomato Festival Queen. The Tomato Festival takes place in August.