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.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Gahanna is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Gahanna area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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.