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Overview

Introduction to Powell, Ohio

Powell, Ohio, in Delaware county, is 14 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The village is in the Columbus area.

Powell History

Several years before Ohio became a state, the community of Powell was settled, which was around 1801. Early settlers came from Middlebury, which explains why the area was known as Middlebury at that time. The residents adopted the name Powell from Judge Thomas Powell who established the first post office in 1857. Powell was incorporated in 1947 as a municipality.

Powell and Nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags Wyandot Lake
  • Sharon Woods Metropolitan Park
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Martin Perry House
  • Columbus Topiary Garden
  • Jack Nicklaus Museum

Things To Do In Powell

Some of the museums located near Powell are Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio Historical Center, Motts Military Museum and Nash House Museum. Santa Maria at Columbus near Powell is a replica of the flagship of Christopher Columbus. This is one the major attractions near the city. Dawes Arboretum is another popular destination near Powell. Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Inniswood Metro Gardens and Blacklick Woods Metro Park have provisions for recreational activities.

Powell Transportation

Air transportation is available from Port Columbus International Airport.

Powell Higher Education

Colleges closest to Powell include Franklin University, Columbus State Community College, Ohio Dominican University and Ohio State University.

People

Total Population 12,298
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,855
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 71.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 72.9%
Median Earnings25+ $82,658
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,884

Wealth

Median Family Income $147,344
% Above Poverty Level 99.1%
% Below Poverty Level 0.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 10.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,929
Median House Value $335,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.8%
Irish 21%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Powell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Delaware
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43065
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.157
Longitude -83.075

Powell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WESTERVILLE
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station DELAWARE
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station COLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Delaware 36,794 $71,219
Dublin 43,224 $139,860
Hilliard 31,803 $110,381

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 772 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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