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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Powell is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 12,909. Powell is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Powell offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Powell there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Powell and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Powell are highly rated.
About Powell...
Population
12,909

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$367,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,597
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    2%
  • Own
    98%
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Powell Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    7.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    676.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Powell

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$149,119
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Powell for a little over 2 years and I am planning to stay. Powell offers an excellent lifestyle including top schools, a beautiful landscape, if you're a foodie there is something so good for everyone, the roads are clear in the winter with few areas needing construction, the people are friendly yet busy, and the homes are very well built! Powell is close to downtown Columbus, Dublin Bridge District, & many more fun to visit areas. The parks are well placed, as well as bike paths. I feel safe anywhere in the area and leave vehicles out of garage with no worries. The area is growing with plentiful employment opportunities. Overall Powell is an amazing place to raise a family or live an active healthy lifestyle.
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Powell is a small community that has everything for everyone! You can find a Farmer's Market in the spring and summer months, community swimming pool, skate park and also quaint shopping, dining and entertainment. There is a slight lack of diversity in Powell.
I really like living here. It's a clean town and most people are very friendly. Almost all of the neighborhoods are very family friendly. There are many things to do, including Powell Fest, visiting the Columbus Zoo, and going down to the shops at downtown Powell. There's some great resteraunts around. It's generally a pretty safe town, with sheriffs patrolling frequently. However, something that could make Powell even better is more sidewalks. My neighborhood doesn't have any sidewalks, so a lot of children are in the street during the warmer seasons. There is also some traffic with cars, bikers, and pedestrians all in the road.