Powell is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,309 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 $149,119.00.
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 96.03% 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 (24.01%), sales jobs (15.57%), and business and financial occupations (11.22%).
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: 12.70% 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". 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 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.
Powell is a very car-oriented city. This is because most people -96.75% - drive by car to work every day, and few people choose alternative modes of transportation, such as public transit, cycling, or walking. In general, car-oriented communities have a layout that emphasizes streets, highways, and ease of parking, and sometimes this can be to the detriment of human-scale priorities such as walkability alongside roads, and public spaces. For example, strip malls are something you will find in Powell.
Powell is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Powell, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Powell is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.50% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Powell in 2010 was $58,740, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,960 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, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Powell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.