Upper Arlington, OH
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Upper Arlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 34,907 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 94.68% 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 (14.76%), sales jobs (11.99%), and healthcare (11.58%).

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", 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, 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. 74.17% 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 2010 was $53,970, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,880 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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