Nationwide Claims to Fame

Columbus is 12th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Columbus is 13th out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Columbus is 13th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Columbus is 15th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Columbus is 21st out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Columbus is 23rd out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Columbus is 34th out of 6,406 other cities in Size in square miles

Statewide Claims to Fame

Columbus is 1st in Ohio out of 249 other cities in Current population (2012)

Columbus is 1st in Ohio out of 257 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Columbus is 1st in Ohio out of 258 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Columbus is 1st in Ohio out of 269 other cities in Retail sales

Columbus is 1st in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Households

Columbus is 1st in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Housing units

Columbus is 1st in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Size in square miles

Columbus is 10th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Columbus is 17th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Columbus is 20th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Foreign born residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Current population (2012) 809,798 1st 11,544,225 313,914,040
Size in square miles 217.2 1st 40,860.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,624.1 30th 282.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Residents younger than 5 7.6% 33rd 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.2% 152nd 23.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.6% 270th 14.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 87.7% 175th 87.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 32.3% 85th 24.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Race - White 61.5% 261st 83.4% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 28.0% 26th 12.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 41st 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.1% 30th 1.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 10th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.3% 28th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.6% 28th 3.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 59.3% 260th 80.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Female residents 51.2% 222nd 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 10.3% 20th 3.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Housing units 370,965 1st 5,133,446 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 41.6% 17th 22.9% 25.9%
Households 319,741 1st 4,554,007 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 48.6% 266th 68.7% 66.1%
Home median value $137,400 124th $135,600 $186,200
People per household 2.4 161st 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Income per capita $23,618 156th $25,618 $27,915
Income per household $43,348 167th $48,071 $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.8% 48th 14.8% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Columbus Rank Ohio US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 56,957 1st 897,939 27,092,908
Retail sales $12,077,018 1st $138,816,008 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,088 109th $12,049 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,944,791 1st $17,779,905 $613,795,732

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