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Columbus, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus is the largest city in Ohio with a population of 826,587 as of July 1, 2015. Columbus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 39.9839 and longitude -82.9849 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 217.97 sq. miles and a water area of 5.9 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Columbus are located in Franklin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Fairfield County, and Delaware County.

The City of Columbus has a C6 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that partially is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent or partially coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Franklin, Franklinton.

City of Columbus, OH Boundary Map

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Columbus, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 826,587
Population in Households 805,118
Population in Familes 555,898
Population in Group Qrtrs 21,469
Population Density1 3,806
Diversity Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 348,877
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 181,384
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 388,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156,878 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 191,999 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 39,788 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $150,664
Average Home Value $171,807
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,887
Average Household Income $58,642
Per Capita Income $24,924
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.1%
Households 0.97% 1.13%
Families 0.57% 0.81%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 44 96th
Diversity Index2 # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 777 36th
Per Capita Income # 491 59th

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