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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 12,658. 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
12,658

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$359,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,628
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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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
    15.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    92.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    690.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Powell

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$139,851
National
$55,322
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Powell Reviews

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I’ve lived near 3 other cities, Powell is my favorite. Other reviews mentioned rich, stuck up people, I don’t have that impression. Our household income is 100k, we live comfortably in Powell. Other suburbs of Columbus house the areas wealthiest. It’s a small town, a healthy community with very little obesity. There’s plenty of parks and paved paths for biking/running, restaurants cater to a healthy lifestyle too. Most students are in at least one sport. Favorites of Powell: zoo, splash pad/playground downtown, YMCA outdoor toddler pool, community festivals and Local Roots.
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Very stuck up community with a great sense of entitlement. Schools are extremely competitive. Children are raised to flaunt their wealth and brag about their “lavish” or “privileged” lifestyles. Many residents own $100,000 Range Rovers and live in $700,000 homes. There is not much to do in Powell other than some restaurants, shops, and a few parks. Although the diversity is unlikely to change, there is a negative sense of exclusivity within this suburb which I would like to see change. Overall, I would recommend other suburbs.
Powell is a nice community but the city and the surrounding township lack any real leadership. As a result, housing developers control everything, so there's apartment buildings and cookie cutter houses being built everywhere with no consideration given to the roads and other infrastructure. As a result, traffic is bad, there's a patchwork of walking paths that don't connect, schools are terribly overcrowded (and will get worse with the thousands of new housing units) and the area lacks any real sense of community. The downtown area is being converted from a quaint shopping area to a party scene - the only new businesses moving in are bars. It's quite sad to see what's happening here.