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About Powell

Nestled between the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers in Central Ohio lies the affluent city of Powell, OH. With luxurious estates, plenty of green space, and a historic downtown, this community is a desirable area located just outside of Columbus.

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Powell is mostly comprised of upscale luxury neighborhoods, including The Retreat, The Chase, Loch Lomand, Chambers Glen, Ashmoore, Canterbury Estates, Golf Village, The Lakes of Silverleaf, Woods on Seldom Seen, and Sherbourne Mews. Properties here include a mix of styles, sizes and price points, but all enjoy the pristine setting this affluent city provides. Browse the newest real estate listings in Powell, OH.

Schools & Education

Powell is served by the Olentangy Local School District, which includes 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools. Additionally, Powell is home to the private Village Academy Schools, which has two campuses in town. Although there are no institutions of higher learning here, residents may easily access the colleges and universities in Columbus, including The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, Capital University, Franklin University, and more. Find homes in Powell by school district.

The History Of Powell

The area now known as Powell was first settled around the year 1801, two years before Ohio became a state. It was originally called “Middlebury” because the first settlers arrived from the Middlebury, CT area. In 1857, Judge Thomas Powell established a post office in the community, so the residents decided to name the town after him. The town experienced growth when the railroad was constructed through that area. Powell was officially incorporated as a municipality in 1947. The population remained low until the late 1980s, when residential development expanded from the Columbus metropolitan region. Over the span of 20 years, the population rose from less than 400 to over 6,000 people.

Lifestyle & Attractions

Powell is an affluent city boasting small-town charm just minutes from the conveniences of a bigger city. It serves as a bedroom community for Columbus, as Powell is situated approximately 17 miles from the heart of downtown. In fact, many residents of Powell work for companies located in Columbus or one of its suburbs. Powell has a notable historic central business district with several antique shops, restaurants, and other local establishments. The residents of Powell and city officials are focused on preserving the historic nature of the city. Therefore, Powell does not host any major industrial, financial, or technological businesses.

In adjoining Liberty Township lies the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Zoombezi Bay waterpark, the O’Shaughnessy Dam, and the historic Olentangy Indian Caverns, providing plenty of entertainment and recreational options for Powell residents. The city of Columbus hosts a myriad of arts and cultural venues, events, sporting games, and other attractions for locals to enjoy as well. The community comes together with many annual events and festivals, including Candy by the Carload, a Memorial Day Parade, Powell Festival, and more!

Powell, OH Real Estate Services

We are the premier real estate company in this area. Please let us know how we can help you buy a home, sell a home, or assist in any of your local real estate needs by contacting us today or stopping by our Powell office.


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Delaware County Demographic Information



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Fips Code 39041
2020 to 2021 Change up 3.1%
2010 Count 174,214
2021 Estimate 220,740
2010 Estimate 174,172
Age Distribution (Years Old)
0 to 4 5.8%
5 to 17 25.9%
18 to 64 54.3%
65 and Older 14.0%
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Computer and Internet use
Households with a computer 97.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription 94.7%
English is Second Language, Age 5+ 9.8%
English is First Language, Age 5+ 90.2%
Veterans 9,409
People in Poverty 3.7%
Total Housing Units 74,732
Households 71,521
Average Household Size 2.84
Owner-Occupied 80.7%
Multi-Family 13.6%
Owner-Occupied Median Value $320,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage $2,112
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage $781
Median gross rent $1,118
Building Permits
New Private Housing Issued 2020 2,359
Years at Residence
1 Year or More 88.5%
Less Than 1 Year 11.5%
Business and Employment
Private non-farm Establishments 4,893
Private non-farm Employment 89,828
Private non-farm Employment Growth up 4.2%
Nonemployer Establishments 18,270
Number of Firms 16,809
Business Production
Value of Shipments $3,012,008,000
Wholesale Trade $0
Retail Trade $3,178,620,000
Retail Sales Per Capita $17,556
Accommodation and Food Services $460,183,000


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