The 10 Snobbiest Places In Ohio For 2023

The Snobbiest places in Ohio are Pepper Pike and New Albany for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There are all types when it comes to being a snob in Ohio. You’ve got your Wine Snobs, Book Snobs, and, of course, Clothes Snobs. Then there are the Technology Snobs, Car Snobs, and yes, even City Snobsas in, I’m better than you because I live in (insert snooty city here).

How can we tell which Ohio cities are the snobbiest? By measuring snobby things, that’s how.

We used Saturday Night Science to look at things like expensive homes, high incomes, and overly educated populations by city in Ohio. These are the criteria you’d argue with a friend over a foodie dinner about who’s snobbier.

After analyzing 250 of the state’s most populous areas over 5,000 people, we came up with this ranking of the ten snobbiest places in the state of Ohio.

The Ohioan in these places aren’t snobby, they just know they’re better than you.

Don’t freak out.

What’s the snobbiest place in Ohio? The snobbiest place in Ohio is Pepper Pike based on the data. If we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

The most laid back? That would be East Liverpool.

We’re not so full of ourselves as to make this ranking up from nowhere. So here’s a look at the top ten and more on how we did it. And if you’re curious, Ohio is the 39th snobbiest in the United States.

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Snobbiest Places In Ohio For 2023

Pepper Pike, OH

Source: Wikipedia User Hannah Wolfe | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,743
% Highly Educated: 79.0%
Median Income: $190,703
Median Home Price: $455,700
More on Pepper Pike:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

New Albany, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 10,962
% Highly Educated: 76.0%
Median Income: $206,130
Median Home Price: $531,700
More on New Albany:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Upper Arlington, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 36,566
% Highly Educated: 80.0%
Median Income: $132,783
Median Home Price: $454,700
More on Upper Arlington:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Powell, OH

Source: Wikipedia User jbalint1 | CC BY-SA 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 13,879
% Highly Educated: 75.0%
Median Income: $168,046
Median Home Price: $416,000
More on Powell:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Dublin, OH

Source: Wikipedia User Nheyob | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 48,613
% Highly Educated: 73.0%
Median Income: $145,828
Median Home Price: $415,900
More on Dublin:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Montgomery, OH

Source: Wikipedia User Ed! (Photography) | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 10,796
% Highly Educated: 77.0%
Median Income: $131,856
Median Home Price: $407,000
More on Montgomery:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Hudson, OH

Source: Wikipedia User | CC BY-SA 2.5
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 23,001
% Highly Educated: 73.0%
Median Income: $143,143
Median Home Price: $370,900
More on Hudson:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Granville, OH

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 5,675
% Highly Educated: 73.0%
Median Income: $135,326
Median Home Price: $380,700
More on Granville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Bexley, OH

Source: Wikipedia User | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 13,820
% Highly Educated: 76.0%
Median Income: $121,182
Median Home Price: $408,000
More on Bexley:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Madeira, OH

Source: Wikipedia User Ed!(talk)(Hall of Fame) | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,397
% Highly Educated: 72.0%
Median Income: $142,917
Median Home Price: $375,400
More on Madeira:  Cost Of Living

Methodology: How we determined the snobbiest cities in the Buckeye State

Do you think wed just come up with this list willy-nilly? Not a chance – we only use Saturday Night Science around here.

We gathered up all of the places in Ohio with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 250 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria (And no, its not a word. English snob.):

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)

Turned out this simple criteria was much better at sniffing out the snobby places then more snobby criteria like:

  • Libaries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Museums per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 250 places in each category with scores from one to 250. We then averaged each places ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Ohio. So lets all flip a table in honor of Pepper Pike (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, lets remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course, we would.

And it’s not like your real estate agent would ever point out how snobby the town you’re moving to is. We’re here to keep you grounded, even if you’re wearing a monocle.

There You Have It – Now That You’re On Your High Horse

When it comes to snobbery, these places in Ohio are heading ever upward. Residents in these communities are well educated, well paid, and appear to have all the sophisticated culture and entertainment of an Ernst Lubitsch film right at their fingertips.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most laid back places in Ohio, according to science:

  1. East Liverpool
  2. Lima
  3. East Cleveland

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Table: The Snobbiest Cities In Ohio For 2023

Rank City Population
1 Pepper Pike, OH 6,743
2 New Albany, OH 10,962
3 Upper Arlington, OH 36,566
4 Powell, OH 13,879
5 Dublin, OH 48,613
6 Montgomery, OH 10,796
7 Hudson, OH 23,001
8 Granville, OH 5,675
9 Bexley, OH 13,820
10 Madeira, OH 9,397
11 Wyoming, OH 8,691
12 Worthington, OH 15,047
13 Grandview Heights, OH 8,099
14 Oakwood, OH 9,470
15 Solon, OH 24,070
16 Mason, OH 34,337
17 Avon, OH 24,542
18 Aurora, OH 17,108
19 Highland Heights, OH 8,658
20 Brecksville, OH 13,607
21 Blue Ash, OH 13,229
22 Beachwood, OH 13,806
23 Hilliard, OH 35,530
24 Shaker Heights, OH 29,197
25 Westlake, OH 34,049
26 Springboro, OH 18,831
27 Kirtland, OH 6,921
28 Westerville, OH 38,960
29 Avon Lake, OH 25,005
30 Rocky River, OH 21,515
31 Reminderville, OH 5,202
32 Independence, OH 7,512
33 Gahanna, OH 35,626
34 Perrysburg, OH 24,633
35 Pickerington, OH 22,682
36 Beavercreek, OH 46,320
37 Broadview Heights, OH 19,820
38 Bellbrook, OH 7,266
39 Strongsville, OH 46,187
40 Canal Winchester, OH 9,209
41 Macedonia, OH 12,083
42 Twinsburg, OH 19,220
43 Sunbury, OH 6,538
44 University Heights, OH 13,950
45 Sylvania, OH 18,991
46 Stow, OH 34,556
47 Green, OH 27,267
48 Centerville, OH 24,281
49 Waterville, OH 5,943
50 Canfield, OH 7,605
51 Delaware, OH 41,004
52 Loveland, OH 13,125
53 South Lebanon, OH 6,157
54 Fairlawn, OH 7,697
55 Monroe, OH 15,560
56 North Royalton, OH 31,150
57 Chardon, OH 5,212
58 Willoughby Hills, OH 9,929
59 Olmsted Falls, OH 8,684
60 Marysville, OH 24,922
61 Seven Hills, OH 11,696
62 Lyndhurst, OH 13,980
63 Fairview Park, OH 17,167
64 Mentor, OH 47,369
65 North Ridgeville, OH 34,883
66 Medina, OH 26,011
67 Tallmadge, OH 18,409
68 Wadsworth, OH 23,789
69 Oberlin, OH 8,253
70 Pataskala, OH 17,598
71 Lakewood, OH 50,841
72 Milford, OH 6,549
73 Amherst, OH 12,665
74 Harrison, OH 12,801
75 Clayton, OH 13,246
76 Middleburg Heights, OH 15,975
77 St. Clairsville, OH 5,121
78 Brunswick, OH 35,272
79 North Olmsted, OH 32,371
80 Lebanon, OH 20,770
81 Groveport, OH 5,942
82 Maumee, OH 13,915
83 Munroe Falls, OH 5,051
84 Huron, OH 6,950
85 Cleveland Heights, OH 45,267
86 Deer Park, OH 5,439
87 Sharonville, OH 14,022
88 Columbus, OH 898,143
89 North Canton, OH 17,884
90 Reynoldsburg, OH 39,803
91 Rossford, OH 6,330
92 Canal Fulton, OH 5,337
93 Kettering, OH 57,503
94 New Franklin, OH 13,913
95 Oxford, OH 22,783
96 Mayfield Heights, OH 20,113
97 Fairfield, OH 44,550
98 Miamisburg, OH 19,878
99 Willoughby, OH 23,753
100 Troy, OH 26,093
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

3 thoughts on “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Ohio For 2023

    1. So, first off, it is Ottawa Hills. Wouldn’t want anyone to think you were talking about some other place. Moved here two years ago. Schools are fantastic. People are by and large nice and down to earth. The community feels safe, and we didn’t make the list because we are sub 5000 people, have no art galleries, theatres, or private schools (St. Ursula is close, you might choose to count it, but it is actually in Toledo). Take a walk through the community sometime. Snobby is where no one acknowledges you. This is altogether different.

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