Upper Arlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 36,800 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Upper Arlington is the 37th 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 94.14% 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 (17.28%), healthcare (12.40%), and business and financial occupations (10.59%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Upper Arlington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.16% 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, Upper Arlington is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Upper Arlington 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, Upper Arlington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Upper Arlington 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Upper Arlington. 78.66% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Upper Arlington in 2018 was $68,163, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $272,652 for a family of four.
Upper Arlington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Upper Arlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.