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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.20% 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.
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Powell a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Powell has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Powell’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents of Powell by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 96.53% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Powell may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.
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.