Gahanna, OH
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Gahanna is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 34,590 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 88.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gahanna is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gahanna who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), management occupations (13.80%), and sales jobs (9.40%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.66% 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.

Because of many things, Gahanna 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, Gahanna really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Gahanna 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.

The citizens of Gahanna are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.84% of adults in Gahanna have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gahanna in 2010 was $36,472, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,888 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 Polish.

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