Latest Data (2017)
Population 879,170
Nationwide Rank 14

Quick Facts

Columbus, Ohio is the 14th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Columbus, Ohio is a city.

Columbus, Ohio is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Columbus had its largest population ever.

Columbus, Ohio is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 68% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Columbus, Ohio Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
4 Houston, Texas 2,312,717 16.9%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,626,078 22.5%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,580,863 4.4%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,511,946 29.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,419,516 15.7%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,341,075 12.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,035,317 14.5%
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 859,035 50.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 724,745 28.4%
19 Denver, Colorado 704,621 26.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 693,972 21.3%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 685,094 16.0%
22 El Paso, Texas 683,577 21.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 673,104 -28.7%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 667,560 22.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 879,170 14
2016 860,090 14
2015 850,106 15
2014 835,957 15
2013 822,553 15
2012 809,798 15
2011 799,086 15
2010 787,033 15
2009 769,332 16
2008 759,360 16
2007 750,700 15
2006 744,473 15
2005 738,782 15
2004 735,971 15
2003 733,706 15
2002 727,909 15
2001 723,822 15
2000 715,971 15
1990 636,323 15
1980 564,871 19
1970 539,677 21
1960 471,316 28
1950 375,901 28
1940 306,087 26
1930 290,564 28
1920 237,031 28
1910 181,511 29
1900 125,560 28
1890 88,150 30
1880 51,647 33
1870 31,274 42
1860 18,554 49
1850 17,882 37
1840 6,048 70