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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Powell, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Powell, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Powell’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Powell does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $132,917.00.

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 93.61% 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 (22.04%), sales jobs (17.88%), and healthcare (11.04%).

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 10.55% 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

If knowledge is power, Powell is a pretty powerful place. 73.38% 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 $52,991, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,964 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 Other Asian languages and Langs. of India.