Bexley, OH
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Bexley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,669 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bexley is the 140th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Bexley was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Bexley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Ohio, but Bexley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bexley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bexley is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bexley who work in management occupations (17.82%), teaching (13.78%), and sales jobs (10.15%).

Of important note, Bexley is also a city of artists. Bexley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bexley’s character.

Also of interest is that Bexley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Bexley is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Bexley enrolled in college, Bexley has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Because of many things, Bexley is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bexley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bexley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bexley, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bexley is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.21% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bexley in 2010 was $45,799, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,196 for a family of four. However, Bexley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bexley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bexley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bexley include Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Bexley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.