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The City of Columbus is the largest city in Ohio with a population of 888,790 as of July 1, 2021. 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 39.9612 and longitude -82.9988 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Franklin, Franklinton.
|Total Population||888,790 (100%)|
|Population in Households||863,512 (97.2%)|
|Population in Families||589,437 (66.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||25,278 ( 2.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$56,039|
|Average Household Income||$73,892|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,057|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||409,146 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||175,943 (43.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||197,678 (48.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||35,525 ( 8.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$183,976|
|Average Home Value||$216,398|
|Housing Affordability Index3||150|
|Average Household Size||2.31|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.62%|
|Per Capita Income||2.26%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.29%|
The table below compares Columbus to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 37||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 670||45th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 177||15th|
|Per Capita Income||# 424||65th|
|Diversity Index||# 10||99th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.