Worthington, OH
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Worthington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 14,498 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Worthington is the 128th largest community in Ohio.

Worthington real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Worthington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Worthington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Worthington is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Worthington who work in teaching (15.08%), management occupations (14.31%), and sales jobs (11.85%).

Also of interest is that Worthington 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 Worthington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.10% 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, Worthington 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, Worthington 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, Worthington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Worthington 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Worthington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Worthington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.83% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Worthington in 2010 was $50,108, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,432 for a family of four.

The people who call Worthington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Worthington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Worthington include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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