These Are The 10 Hardest Working Places In Ohio

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by Chris Kolmar
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America has been known as the land of opportunity for as long as I can remember. It’s the one place in the world where if you bare down and keep your nose to the grindstone, you can make a better life for your family and yourself.

And while everyone in Ohio works hard, there’s a certain part of the Buckeye State that takes the Puritan work ethic to the extreme — the hardest working places in Ohio .

Who’s the leader of this work around the clock ethos? That would be Grandview Heights which takes top honors for the hardest working place in Ohio. People work so hard there they manage to make getting to work a job.

So what other places burn the midnight oil to bring home a large piece of bacon? You’re going to have to get to the office early and stay late on Fridays to beat out these places in Ohio for a promotion:

  1. Grandview Heights
  2. Powell
  3. Dublin
  4. New Albany
  5. Bexley
  6. Wyoming
  7. Oakwood
  8. Highland Heights
  9. Granville
  10. Loveland

So listen up East Cleveland as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Hardest Working Places In The Buckeye State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2009-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of its kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for each State:

  • Average hours worked
  • Average commute time
  • Workers per household (Employed labor force divided by the number households)
  • Labor force participation rate
  • Adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you are spent the many years getting a degree, are actively seeking employment, work a ton of hours when employed, and spend forever getting to work, you get the Zippia hardworking stamp of approval.

After we got the data for all 255 places in Ohio, we ranked each place from 1 to 255 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “hardest working”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a hardworking index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest hard working index the “Hardest Working Place In Ohio”. And, at the end of the day, Grandview Heights had its hard work pay off.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

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1. Grandview Heights

grandview

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,836. College Graduates: 69.5%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.5
Workers Per Household: 1.6

2. Powell

powell
Population: 12,012. College Graduates: 72.3%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.9
Workers Per Household: 1.5

3. Dublin

dublin

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,378. College Graduates: 73.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.2
Workers Per Household: 1.5

4. New Albany

New Albany, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,169. College Graduates: 76.2%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 44.8
Workers Per Household: 1.5

5. Bexley

bexley

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,286. College Graduates: 71.5%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 36.1
Workers Per Household: 1.6

6. Wyoming

Wyoming, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,404. College Graduates: 72.0%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.2
Workers Per Household: 1.4

7. Oakwood

Oakwood, Ohio

Source: Flickr

Population: 9,150. College Graduates: 67.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.2
Workers Per Household: 1.4

8. Highland Heights

Highland Heights, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,324. College Graduates: 54.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.2
Workers Per Household: 1.5

9. Granville

Granville, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,689. College Graduates: 63.1%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 30.5
Workers Per Household: 2.1

10. Loveland

loveland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,425. College Graduates: 42.4%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.1
Workers Per Household: 1.5

Detailed List Of Hardest Working Places In Ohio

The chart below reflects populations, percentage of college graduates per city, number of hours worked per week per resident, and number of full-time workers per household.

Grandview Heights 1 6,836 69.5% 40.5 1.6
Powell 2 12,012 72.3% 40.9 1.5
Dublin 3 42,378 73.7% 40.2 1.5
New Albany 4 8,169 76.2% 44.8 1.5
Bexley 5 13,286 71.5% 36.1 1.6
Wyoming 6 8,404 72.0% 38.2 1.4
Oakwood 7 9,150 67.7% 40.2 1.4
Highland Heights 8 8,324 54.7% 38.2 1.5
Granville 9 5,689 63.1% 30.5 2.1
Loveland 10 12,425 42.4% 38.1 1.5
Oxford 11 21,552 61.4% 27.8 1.8
Westerville 12 37,101 52.6% 37.7 1.5
Bay Village 13 15,508 58.3% 39.0 1.4
Hudson 14 22,351 69.8% 40.8 1.4
Waterville 15 5,499 32.2% 37.9 1.5
Madeira 16 8,801 56.9% 38.8 1.4
Hilliard 17 30,815 47.9% 39.3 1.5
Gahanna 18 33,786 45.8% 38.6 1.5
Kirtland 19 6,838 40.4% 38.4 1.4
Canal Winchester 20 7,334 36.6% 38.4 1.4
Upper Arlington 21 34,191 74.2% 39.6 1.3
Mason 22 31,289 54.5% 39.2 1.4
Solon 23 23,177 57.3% 38.4 1.4
Worthington 24 13,727 65.8% 39.8 1.3
Springboro 25 17,499 49.1% 39.7 1.5
University Heights 26 13,404 63.7% 36.2 1.5
Twinsburg 27 18,784 43.7% 39.8 1.4
Brecksville 28 13,543 52.2% 38.6 1.4
Broadview Heights 29 19,309 47.7% 38.7 1.4
Pepper Pike 30 6,079 71.6% 38.7 1.3
Monroe 31 13,633 30.4% 38.9 1.5
Grove City 32 36,981 28.3% 39.0 1.4
Avon Lake 33 22,881 50.6% 39.7 1.3
Strongsville 34 44,649 43.9% 39.1 1.4
Pataskala 35 15,069 28.3% 38.6 1.5
Pickerington 36 19,014 39.3% 40.0 1.6
Delaware 37 36,188 33.3% 38.7 1.4
Beavercreek 38 45,738 50.0% 39.2 1.3
Bellbrook 39 7,035 47.3% 37.9 1.4
North Royalton 40 30,353 36.0% 38.9 1.4
Shaker Heights 41 28,071 65.8% 40.5 1.3
Macedonia 42 11,364 40.3% 38.7 1.5
Avon 43 21,783 48.9% 39.8 1.3
Perrysburg 44 21,122 48.4% 39.3 1.4
Lyndhurst 45 13,856 46.7% 38.7 1.3
Stow 46 34,741 40.5% 38.4 1.4
Westlake 47 32,513 53.6% 39.2 1.3
Olmsted Falls 48 8,943 35.3% 38.7 1.3
Mentor 49 47,008 31.3% 38.2 1.4
Montgomery 50 10,332 68.3% 40.0 1.2
Aurora 51 15,568 48.0% 38.1 1.4
Groveport 52 5,535 21.4% 38.5 1.4
Medina 53 26,544 32.3% 37.7 1.3
Harrison 54 10,212 25.1% 39.4 1.5
Oberlin 55 8,368 40.0% 27.8 1.7
Reynoldsburg 56 36,439 29.6% 38.4 1.4
Chardon 57 5,161 29.7% 39.3 1.3
Sylvania 58 18,923 41.3% 38.1 1.3
Independence 59 7,136 36.3% 37.2 1.4
Munroe Falls 60 5,037 39.0% 39.4 1.3
The Village of Indian Hill 61 5,802 86.3% 41.4 1.2
Green 62 25,835 33.1% 38.5 1.4
Deer Park 63 5,720 31.5% 39.4 1.4
Brunswick 64 34,438 21.1% 37.5 1.5
Beachwood 65 11,855 58.3% 39.2 1.1
Maumee 66 14,148 33.4% 38.0 1.3
Marysville 67 22,773 23.3% 39.4 1.4
Streetsboro 68 16,152 25.2% 39.0 1.4
Canfield 69 7,443 39.2% 38.8 1.3
Blue Ash 70 12,124 56.2% 38.6 1.2
South Euclid 71 22,052 38.9% 37.1 1.4
Wadsworth 72 21,752 31.7% 39.1 1.3
Rocky River 73 20,145 55.4% 37.9 1.2
Amherst 74 12,080 25.9% 37.7 1.4
Lexington 75 5,706 27.6% 38.8 1.2
Norton 76 12,052 23.8% 38.3 1.4
Louisville 77 9,151 20.1% 38.9 1.3
Athens 78 24,151 61.4% 27.6 1.7
Berea 79 19,044 31.1% 35.3 1.5
Lebanon 80 20,338 30.9% 37.5 1.5
John 81 5,154 22.5% 39.2 1.5
Fairfield 82 42,643 26.9% 38.9 1.4
Willoughby Hills 83 9,446 36.7% 38.2 1.2
Tipp City 84 9,778 29.2% 39.6 1.3
North Olmsted 85 32,374 30.5% 38.9 1.3
Ada 86 6,112 26.2% 29.4 1.8
South Lebanon 87 5,215 39.2% 39.5 1.4
St. Clairsville 88 5,151 27.8% 40.3 1.1
Kent 89 29,367 42.3% 31.8 1.8
Seven Hills 90 11,735 33.6% 38.6 1.3
Lakewood 91 51,434 41.5% 38.7 1.3
Columbus 92 811,943 33.4% 38.1 1.4
New Franklin 93 14,245 23.4% 37.6 1.4
Bowling Green 94 31,366 42.1% 31.8 1.6
Sheffield Lake 95 9,090 18.4% 37.9 1.3
North Canton 96 17,437 33.3% 36.5 1.3
Amelia 97 5,323 16.6% 40.4 1.4
North Ridgeville 98 30,680 27.6% 38.0 1.4
Fairlawn 99 7,430 49.2% 41.3 1.1
Tallmadge 100 17,463 28.4% 36.7 1.3
Cuyahoga Falls 101 49,316 30.6% 38.9 1.2
Clayton 102 13,212 32.4% 37.9 1.4
Troy 103 25,334 22.0% 38.7 1.3
Willoughby 104 22,361 28.8% 38.1 1.2
Springdale 105 11,201 28.4% 38.1 1.3
Rossford 106 6,434 24.3% 40.7 1.3
Fairview Park 107 16,625 38.4% 37.9 1.2
Cleveland Heights 108 45,657 51.1% 38.8 1.2
Sharonville 109 13,836 33.1% 38.6 1.2
Middleburg Heights 110 15,823 35.1% 38.6 1.2
Forest Park 111 18,685 25.5% 38.7 1.4
Wooster 112 26,353 27.7% 35.7 1.2
Trenton 113 12,091 13.3% 39.8 1.5
Centerville 114 23,986 45.8% 39.2 1.1
Eastlake 115 18,448 18.2% 37.6 1.3
Germantown 116 5,545 22.2% 39.9 1.3
Milford 117 6,748 27.4% 37.0 1.1
Union 118 6,425 14.4% 38.5 1.3
Norwood 119 19,170 25.0% 37.5 1.3
Columbiana 120 6,341 20.5% 39.1 1.0
Cortland 121 7,050 31.6% 39.6 1.1
Richmond Heights 122 10,508 36.8% 37.8 1.2
Kettering 123 56,138 31.3% 38.5 1.2
Wellington 124 5,004 12.9% 38.1 1.4
Parma 125 80,699 19.6% 37.2 1.3
Wapakoneta 126 9,853 16.5% 37.8 1.3
Huron 127 7,095 32.9% 36.9 1.1
Miamisburg 128 20,168 22.2% 38.5 1.2
Clyde 129 6,350 15.3% 38.6 1.4
Mayfield Heights 130 18,973 39.3% 39.0 1.1
Huber Heights 131 38,484 23.4% 38.8 1.3
Dover 132 12,839 21.8% 36.9 1.1
Vandalia 133 15,220 21.2% 38.5 1.3
St. Marys 134 8,193 14.7% 38.0 1.2
Hubbard 135 7,787 21.6% 37.8 1.1
Bellevue 136 8,157 13.9% 38.4 1.4
Willowick 137 14,084 19.9% 38.0 1.3
Wauseon 138 6,953 17.7% 37.2 1.4
Bedford 139 12,927 21.6% 37.3 1.2
Englewood 140 13,468 27.7% 38.3 1.2
New Philadelphia 141 17,334 15.9% 37.4 1.3
Oregon 142 20,282 18.2% 38.2 1.2
Delphos 143 7,267 16.7% 38.1 1.3
Heath 144 10,381 18.3% 37.3 1.2
Wickliffe 145 12,671 22.2% 37.5 1.2
Findlay 146 41,297 26.4% 37.1 1.2
Parma Heights 147 20,490 20.6% 37.4 1.2
Ontario 148 6,160 24.6% 37.5 1.2
Painesville 149 19,689 14.5% 37.6 1.3
Canal Fulton 150 5,479 21.2% 36.5 1.1
Vermilion 151 10,415 17.7% 37.2 1.2
Carlisle 152 5,001 8.0% 36.4 1.4
Port Clinton 153 6,038 18.8% 38.5 1.2
Fairborn 154 33,039 24.7% 36.2 1.2
Brook Park 155 19,027 12.5% 37.0 1.3
Orrville 156 8,389 20.7% 38.5 1.2
Ashland 157 20,421 26.9% 36.8 1.2
Rittman 158 6,457 14.8% 39.4 1.2
Moraine 159 6,333 14.2% 38.8 1.3
Sidney 160 21,126 13.3% 39.2 1.2
Cheviot 161 8,330 22.6% 38.4 1.2
Shelby 162 9,149 15.2% 39.2 1.1
Grafton 163 6,145 8.7% 38.7 1.3
Brooklyn 164 11,047 13.9% 38.5 1.2
London 165 9,924 16.5% 38.0 1.2
Cincinnati 166 297,117 32.3% 36.9 1.2
Geneva 167 6,158 12.6% 39.0 1.1
Salem 168 12,214 13.1% 38.0 1.3
Tiffin 169 17,835 16.6% 35.9 1.3
Defiance 170 16,646 20.0% 36.9 1.2
Norwalk 171 16,927 15.3% 38.8 1.2
Northwood 172 5,285 16.6% 40.2 1.3
West Carrollton 173 13,087 15.5% 38.4 1.2
Celina 174 10,374 14.9% 37.5 1.3
Mount Vernon 175 16,919 22.3% 36.3 1.2
New Carlisle 176 5,732 9.0% 38.2 1.3
Elyria 177 54,216 14.7% 37.5 1.3
North College Hill 178 9,366 16.2% 37.7 1.3
Napoleon 179 8,940 14.7% 38.7 1.2
Newark 180 47,744 16.7% 37.2 1.2
Girard 181 9,799 19.6% 36.8 1.1
Mentor-on-the-Lake 182 7,430 9.8% 38.8 1.3
Massillon 183 32,224 15.7% 37.8 1.2
Reading 184 10,357 17.5% 38.5 1.2
Upper Sandusky 185 6,792 14.9% 40.5 1.1
Jackson 186 6,343 23.0% 38.7 1.0
Mount Healthy 187 6,061 21.7% 36.9 1.0
Riverside 188 25,143 15.7% 37.6 1.2
Ironton 189 11,190 16.2% 37.0 1.1
Franklin 190 11,817 11.6% 39.4 1.2
Martins Ferry 191 6,850 13.7% 39.2 1.2
Hamilton 192 62,366 15.1% 37.8 1.2
Marietta 193 14,029 22.9% 35.9 1.1
Akron 194 198,492 20.5% 37.0 1.2
Ravenna 195 11,635 13.3% 37.0 1.3
Garfield Heights 196 28,492 13.5% 37.5 1.3
Lancaster 197 39,105 16.2% 37.7 1.1
Belpre 198 6,431 12.1% 37.7 0.9
Barberton 199 26,375 12.0% 37.8 1.2
Washington Court House 200 14,123 14.0% 38.7 1.1
Bellefontaine 201 13,141 15.6% 37.6 1.1
Steubenville 202 18,437 21.9% 34.1 1.0
Whitehall 203 18,383 9.5% 38.6 1.3
Circleville 204 13,395 14.8% 37.7 1.1
Logan 205 7,314 13.2% 36.3 1.1
Xenia 206 25,903 18.7% 37.1 1.1
Toledo 207 283,932 17.7% 36.4 1.2
Wellston 208 5,590 15.3% 38.6 1.1
Brookville 209 6,351 13.2% 38.7 1.0
Maple Heights 210 22,880 14.7% 36.5 1.2
Bryan 211 8,523 15.3% 38.6 1.1
Middletown 212 48,256 16.0% 38.1 1.2
Euclid 213 48,313 19.4% 37.7 1.1
Warrensville Heights 214 13,387 17.6% 37.7 1.1
Van Wert 215 10,859 13.9% 37.8 1.1
Struthers 216 10,574 12.8% 37.0 1.2
Sandusky 217 25,626 15.2% 37.2 1.1
Bedford Heights 218 10,680 17.4% 37.6 1.1
Fremont 219 16,555 11.7% 37.2 1.2
Coshocton 220 11,179 14.9% 37.7 1.0
Chillicothe 221 21,802 19.4% 37.3 1.1
Niles 222 19,028 16.4% 35.9 1.0
Dayton 223 141,776 16.7% 34.8 1.1
Trotwood 224 24,322 15.3% 37.3 1.1
Piqua 225 20,649 9.6% 37.5 1.2
Springfield 226 60,216 15.3% 36.8 1.1
Cambridge 227 10,558 15.7% 37.3 1.0
Portsmouth 228 20,320 16.0% 35.5 1.0
Urbana 229 11,587 15.1% 38.6 1.1
Lima 230 38,432 10.8% 36.3 1.2
Eaton 231 8,334 12.8% 36.1 1.1
Alliance 232 22,196 13.6% 35.5 1.2
Marion 233 36,791 9.8% 39.0 1.1
Nelsonville 234 5,596 7.3% 32.8 1.3
Willard 235 6,163 10.7% 36.8 1.2
Canton 236 72,668 13.8% 36.4 1.1
Lorain 237 63,885 12.1% 38.0 1.2
Wilmington 238 12,424 13.3% 35.8 1.1
Cleveland 239 392,114 15.2% 36.7 1.1
Uhrichsville 240 5,408 6.5% 37.0 1.1
Mansfield 241 47,150 12.9% 37.7 1.0
Hillsboro 242 6,570 14.0% 38.6 1.0
Galion 243 10,314 9.4% 37.0 1.0
Bucyrus 244 12,140 12.2% 37.9 1.0
Greenville 245 13,121 11.1% 38.3 1.0
Kenton 246 7,783 7.2% 36.0 1.2
Conneaut 247 12,836 10.3% 35.2 1.1
Warren 248 40,925 11.7% 34.6 0.9
Zanesville 249 25,444 11.5% 38.0 1.0
Fostoria 250 13,003 9.5% 37.1 1.1
Campbell 251 8,127 9.4% 37.6 1.1
Ashtabula 252 18,819 9.0% 36.4 1.0
Youngstown 253 66,013 11.5% 35.1 1.0
East Liverpool 254 11,065 7.3% 38.3 1.0
East Cleveland 255 17,619 10.7% 35.3 0.9