What is the current population of Columbus?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Columbus is 906,528. Columbus, Ohio is the 14th largest city in the US.

Columbus Geography [top]

What county is Columbus, Ohio in?

Parts of Columbus are located within Delaware County, Fairfield County and Franklin County.

What is the size of Columbus, Ohio in square miles?

Columbus has an area of 217.2 square miles. Columbus is the largest city, by area, in Ohio.

Columbus Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Columbus?

The current population of Columbus (906,528) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Columbus growing?

Columbus has grown 26.6% since the 2000. Columbus, Ohio is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Is Columbus the biggest city in Ohio?

Yes, Columbus is the biggest city in the state of Ohio based on population. The second largest city, Cleveland, is 40% the size of Columbus.

What is the population density of Columbus, Ohio?

Columbus has a population density of 3,624.1 people per square mile.

Columbus Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Columbus, Ohio?

The total voting age population of Columbus, Ohio, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 626,273. The voting age population is 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

What percentage of Columbus, Ohio residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 10.2% of the residents of Columbus are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Columbus, Ohio?

The racial demographics of Columbus are 58.6% White, 29.0% Black, 5.8% Asian, 4.2% Two or more races, 2.1% Other and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 6.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Columbus, Ohio residents are below the poverty line?

In Columbus, 19.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 29.3%. On a per-household basis, 14.6% of families are below the poverty line in Columbus.

What percentage of Columbus, Ohio residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 70.7% of Columbus residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Columbus, Ohio residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 89.8% of Columbus residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 36.6% have a bachelor's degree and 12.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Columbus, Ohio residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Columbus residents aged 5 and older, 15.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.1% speak an Asian language.

Columbus Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Columbus, Ohio?

The unemployment rate in Columbus is 5.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Columbus, Ohio residents work for the government?

In Columbus, 13.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Columbus, Ohio?

The median household income in Columbus is $53,745.

Columbus Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Columbus, Ohio?

In Columbus, 44.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Columbus, Ohio?

Renters occupy 55.3% of housing units in Columbus.

What percentage of Columbus, Ohio housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Columbus, 11.6% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Columbus, Ohio housing units were built after 2000?

In Columbus, 17.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 68,100 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Columbus, Ohio?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Columbus is $961.

What percentage of households in Columbus, Ohio have broadband internet?

In Columbus, 85.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Columbus Population By Year

Population Graph For Columbus
Year Population Rank in US
2021 906,528 14
2020 905,860 14
2019 898,553 14
2018 892,533 14
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
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

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
4 Houston, Texas 2,288,250 15.6%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,624,569 22.4%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,576,251 4.1%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,451,853 24.7%
8 San Diego, California 1,381,611 12.6%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,288,457 8.2%
10 San Jose, California 983,489 8.8%
11 Austin, Texas 964,177 43.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 954,614 29.6%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 935,508 71.3%
14 Columbus, Ohio 906,528 26.6%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 882,039 12.7%
16 Charlotte, North Carolina 879,709 54.3%
17 San Francisco, California 815,201 4.8%
18 Seattle, Washington 733,919 30.1%
19 Denver, Colorado 711,463 27.9%
20 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 687,725 35.4%
21 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 678,851 24.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 678,415 20.1%
23 Washington, District of Columbia 670,050 17.1%
24 Boston, Massachusetts 654,776 10.8%

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