Powell has the 2176th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Powell is part of the Columbus metro area. Unemployment in the Columbus area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Columbus has the 30th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Powell is below average at $47,420, and the median cost of a home in Powell is $335,800, which is above the national average. 72% of workers in Powell hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 98% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Powell. 85% of Powell workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 5% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Powell spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.