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. Much of the housing stock in Powell was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Powell economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.20% 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.

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.

Powell is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.