Upper Arlington, OH
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Upper Arlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 34,997 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 95.34% 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 (16.97%), healthcare (12.76%), and teaching (10.97%).

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 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Upper Arlington 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, Upper Arlington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Upper Arlington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Upper Arlington use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Upper Arlington‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Upper Arlington is a pretty powerful place. 74.00% 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 $57,331, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,324 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 Chinese and Spanish.