The Community Today
The City of Powell prides itself in being the perfect place to raise a family and grow a business. Powell paired a safe, quaint, small town atmosphere with all of the modern-day conveniences and amenities of a growing city.
Our progress, charm and family friendly atmosphere don’t go unnoticed. Money Magazine recognized us as one of the best places to live in the United States. We were named the ninth best suburb in the U.S. by Business Insider and Movoto Real Estate ranked Powell as the fifth safest small town in Ohio.
For our families, Powell features beautifully manicured neighborhoods, nine parks, a highly rated school system, and a supportive, active community. On a warm day, our residents can walk or bike along our scenic interconnecting trails to our vibrant downtown area or to one of our award-winning parks.
Powell offers a thriving community of local merchants, artisans and antique shops intermingled with upscale restaurants and progressive businesses. Powell is committed to the city’s economic development, and supports our local business with a wide range of resources to help them grow and succeed.
Our history, humble roots and small-town hospitality serve as the foundation of our growth. Accessible to a big city, yet nestled in the rolling highlands of the Scioto and Olentangy River valleys, it’s clear why over 14,000 people choose to call Powell home. You too can be at Home in Powell. Welcome Home.
Powell has proudly been recognized as a safe and “best place” to live not only in Ohio, but in the United States.
- 15th Best Place to Live in America by USA Today
- Safest City to Live in Ohio (Pop. 10,000-30,000) by Elite Personal Finance
- Second Best Place to Raise a Family in Ohio by WalletHub
- 28th Safest City in America by SafeWise
Powell’s population is family oriented and consists primarily of professional workers. The median family income is approximately $186,200 per year and the median single family home value is $372,800.
Residents enjoy living in planned neighborhoods that are interconnected and have access to public facilities such as parks and bike paths. The City of Powell is a residential community with only a small portion utilized for commercial or retail activity. Therefore, the City is not reliant on its own commercial base but on the larger, more diversified regional base in Delaware and Franklin counties for its residents’ workplaces. Delaware County’s and Franklin County’s unemployment rates of 3.6 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively, were lower than the state’s average unemployment rate of 5.5 percent. But are better than the national average of 6.3 percent in February 2021.
For more information on the Powell Area and Services:
Powell Community and Area
City of Powell
Parks & Recreation
Olentangy Youth Athletic Association
Olentangy Swim Association
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
MOMS Club of Powell, Northeast
Township, County & State Information
Delaware County Information
Delaware County Visitors Bureau
State Department of Education
State Officials and Agencies
Ohio Census Information
Ohio Small Business Administration
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources
The Columbus Dispatch
The Delaware Gazette
American Electric Power
Suburban Natural Gas
Powell Area Statistics: (2010 US Census)
Avg. Household Size
% Graduated High School
% Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Avg. Household Income
Avg. House Price
*(Columbus Board of Realtors, 2006)