Worthington, OH
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Living in Worthington


Worthington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 14,646 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 94.02% 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 management occupations (15.95%), teaching (14.24%), and sales jobs (11.61%).

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 8.25% 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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

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 68.42% 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 $49,654, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,616 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.