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Columbus, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Franklin County at latitude 39.9839 and longitude -82.9849. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Columbus, but most people and references simply refer to it as Columbus, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Columbus indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Franklin, Franklinton.

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Columbus, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 814,897
Population in Households 793,898
Population in Familes 546,912
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,999
Population Density1 3,752
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 344,161
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 179,889
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 384,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156,484 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 187,677 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,017 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $137,601
Average Home Value $157,977


Median Household Income $42,233
Average Household Income $56,278
Per Capita Income $23,946
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.82% 1.11%
Households 0.88% 1.13%
Families 0.51% 0.82%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 46 96th
Diversity Index2 # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 814 32nd
Per Capita Income # 528 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.