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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,675
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%

Powell Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181
    500
  • Theft
    603
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$132,917
National
$55,322
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%
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I love my neighborhood. Powell its family oriented neighboring and safe to live. there are many local restaurants, shops and fun activities. living in Powell offers me and my daughter sense of diverse community. In addition, Powell is where the Columbus zoo and water park are located so, you cannot miss the fun. Powell is improving therefore, there are many new residential buildings, clean and wide roads. Powell downtown is small yet, its full of fun local shops to walk around specially during the summer time. Finally, there are many parks and recreation center for instance the YMCA where kids and family enjoy fun activities. Living in Powell is the best experience I have since I moved from Columbus to raise my only child in better and affordable community.
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Powell is a very close knit community. Many of the people that live here do so because of the schools in Olentangy, which are all very good. The concept of the "Powell Bubble" is very prevalent and it is very closed off to anything that happens outside of it. The families tend to have money and the kids are okay enough, albeit stuck up a little. The downtown area and the small events, as well as some of the local and franchising businesses, make it functional and at home. However after living here for 11 years it has started to get very dull. It is very safe and a great place to raise your kids, which is the main reason why so many families live here.
Powell is a great place to grow up. I am very happy with the situation that I was raised in! The people throughout the town of powell are great. The few things I would change is add more thing that are teen friendly throughout the area. The schools within the area are great. Academically and athletically they are better than the norm.