Gahanna, OH
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Gahanna is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 34,956 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Gahanna is the 41st largest community in Ohio.

Gahanna real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Gahanna house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Gahanna is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gahanna is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gahanna who work in management occupations (15.67%), office and administrative support (12.40%), and sales jobs (10.04%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Gahanna telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.56% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Gahanna is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Gahanna’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Gahanna ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Gahanna, 46.14% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Gahanna in 2010 was $36,589, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,356 for a family of four. However, Gahanna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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