Marysville's longtime slogan is "Where the Grass is Greener".
In 2006, Marysville was named one of the best five hometowns in Ohio by Ohio Magazine. The City is building new sewer facilities and a water reservoir which will prepare the community for future growth, as Union county is currently the third fastest growing county in the state of Ohio. Marysville’s "Uptown Area" (downtown) has recently experienced large investment by the public-private partnership group "Uptown Renewal Team" (URT), and over $1,000,000 has recently been invested by various business owners.
Marysville is located at (40.233881, -83.366353).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.4 km²), of which, 15.5 square miles (40.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.
There were 5,563 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 38.9% from 25 to 44, 16.8% fom 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 76.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,765, and the median income for a family was $55,464. Males had a median income of $40,973 versus $27,427 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,127. About 4.0% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
Marysville is also the home of Lamborghini Ohio, the United States' largest Lamborghini dealership.
2006 saw the opening of several new businesses east of downtown Marysville, beginning with a Home Depot. Also completed in 2006 were new development for Wal-Mart Supercenter (including a Subway inside), Quiznos, Serta-Direct's America's Mattress, Starbucks, Applebee's, and FirstChoice (a hair styling service).
In 2008, so far: Boston's Gourmet Pizza, Rooster's Wings, Jack's Aquarium and Pets, Asian Cafe Buffet, Conway's BBQ, Walgreen's, The Bank (Delaware County Bank), Empire Buffet Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar.
Marysville is part of the Marysville Exempted Village Schools district, which according to its web site hosts “over 5000 students consisting of six elementary schools (K-4), one intermediate school (5-6), one middle school (7-8), and one high school (9-12) and employs “over 300 teachers and 200 support staff.” The school district’s mascot is the “Monarch,” usually portrayed by a lion. Both the Middle and High Schools have football, basketball, baseball, softball, track, volleyball, and golf teams, and the High School sports an award winning marching band. They have a really amazing band and drumline! Other student activities include Art and Writing clubs, Student Councils, Swim Team, FFA, “In the Know,” Choir (and Show Choir), among many others.
Besides the Marysville Exempted Village School district, there are other opportunities for education as well. The local church-affiliated St. John’s Lutheran School and Trinity Lutheran School both have curricula for students up through the middle school level, and the LEADS Head Start program is a preschool and childhood development program which, in their own words, “serves income eligible families with children ages three and four, including children with special needs.”
Marysville is also host to several local festivals and downtown events throughout the year, such as: