Worthington, OH
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Worthington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 14,528 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.25% 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.

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 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.

Despite being a small city, Worthington has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

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.