Westerville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 39,190 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Westerville is the 35th 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 89.59% 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 (13.95%), office and administrative support (10.74%), and healthcare (10.01%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Westerville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westerville 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, Westerville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westerville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Westerville is a pretty powerful place. 53.18% 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 2018 was $39,037, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,148 for a family of four.
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 African languages and Spanish.