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 88.99% 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 (16.18%), office and administrative support (12.64%), and sales jobs (9.87%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Gahanna use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Gahanna‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Gahanna ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Gahanna, 46.11% 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 $37,283, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,132 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.