Columbus, OH

862,643 Population
218 square miles 3,957.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
7.4%
was 7.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Population Density
3,957.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
41.8%
was 40.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.7%
was 11.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Percent Under 18
23.0%
was 22.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in OH
Percent 65 and Over
9.7%
was 9.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in OH

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 4.1
Ranked 8th Lowest in OH
Percent Living in Poverty
21.0%
was 20.7%
Ranked 2nd Lowest in OH
Median Household Income
$47,156
was $47,401
Ranked 2nd Highest in OH
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.8
44.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
9.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
546.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,934.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
388,841
was 386,584
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Median Rent
$882
was $871
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Total Building Permits
4,335
was 4,009
 
Occupied Housing Units
349,113
was 344,839
 
Homeownership Rate
44.0%
was 44.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in OH
Single Family Building Permits
770
was 723
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,780.0
was 1,772.4
Ranked 4th Highest in OH
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.9%
was 17.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in OH
Multifamily Building Permits
3,565
was 3,286
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.5
was 10.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.3
was 5.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.4%
was 95.3%
Ranked 8th Highest in OH
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in OH
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 97.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in OH

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.3%
was 89.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in OH
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.3%
was 34.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in OH

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