Powell, OH
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Powell is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,204 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Powell is the 158th largest community in Ohio. Powell has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Powell, where the median household income is $139,851.00.

Powell home prices are not only among the most expensive in Ohio, but Powell real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Powell is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Powell is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Powell who work in management occupations (24.28%), sales jobs (18.07%), and business and financial occupations (9.42%).

Also of interest is that Powell 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 Powell telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.20% 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.

In addition, Powell is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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

For most residents of Powell, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 96.53% of people in Powell drive alone to work on most days, making Powell a very car-oriented city. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Powell’s landscape.

If knowledge is power, Powell is a pretty powerful place. 75.02% of the adults in Powell have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Powell in 2010 was $56,209, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,836 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Powell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.