The small city of Westerville, Ohio is home to just over 38,000 residents. Retirees should feel welcome, as they make up 17% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals are less well-represented. Only 21% of residents rent in Westerville, as home ownership is common in the area. The average rent for Westerville is $251 a month more than the state average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Westerville has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 22% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Westerville residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are finance, education, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 32% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. Westerville workers take home an average annual income of about $97K, more than the Ohio average. Westerville's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 23 minutes, the commute time for Westerville residents outperforms almost 70% of cities in the state. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 47% of residents, while public transportation is not used widely. Not many residents commute to work on foot.