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Columbus, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus is the largest city in Ohio with a population of 871,273 as of July 1, 2017. 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 (GNIS ID: 1086101) 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Franklin, Franklinton.

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Columbus, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 871,273
Daytime Population: Workers 556,064
Daytime Population: Residents 437,292
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 993,356
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 848,430
Population in Familes 585,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 22,843
Population Density2 3,997
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $46,937
Average Household Income $62,770
Per Capita Income $26,521


Total Housing Units 401,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162,991 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 202,329 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36,261 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $140,224
Average Home Value $162,918


Total Households 365,320
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 190,230
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.43% 1.2%
Households 1.37% 1.2%
Families 1.09% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Columbus, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 36 97th
Diversity Index # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 764 37th
Per Capita Income # 475 61st

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