Upper Arlington, OH
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Upper Arlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 35,522 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Upper Arlington is the 40th largest community in Ohio.

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

Upper Arlington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Upper Arlington is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Upper Arlington who work in management occupations (16.16%), healthcare (13.25%), and teaching (10.37%).

Also of interest is that Upper Arlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Upper Arlington is also a city of artists. Upper Arlington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Upper Arlington’s character.

In addition, Upper Arlington 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.

Upper Arlington 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, Upper Arlington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Upper Arlington is a pretty powerful place. 77.08% of the adults in Upper Arlington 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 Upper Arlington in 2010 was $65,249, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,996 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Upper Arlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.