Westerville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 40,387 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Westerville is the 34th largest community in Ohio.
Westerville real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Westerville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Westerville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westerville is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westerville who work in management occupations (16.59%), sales jobs (10.38%), and office and administrative support (9.86%).
Also of interest is that Westerville 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 Westerville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.54% 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.
If knowledge is power, Westerville is a pretty powerful place. 51.32% of the adults in Westerville 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 Westerville in 2010 was $39,837, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,348 for a family of four. However, Westerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Westerville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westerville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westerville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westerville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Westerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.