Granville is a somewhat small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 5,723 people and just one neighborhood, Granville is the 246th largest community in Ohio. Granville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Real Estate Prices
Granville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Ohio, but Granville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Granville is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Granville is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granville who work in teaching (19.47%), office and administrative support (16.05%) and management occupations (12.94%).
Of important note, Granville is also a village of artists. Granville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Granville’s character.
Also of interest is that Granville 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: 16.03% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Granville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Granville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Granville. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Granville.
Because of many things, Granville 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, Granville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Granville 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.