Columbus, OH

849,067 Population
217.9 square miles 3,837.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
7.3%
was 7.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Population Density
3,837.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
40.6%
was 41.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.9%
was 11.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Percent Under 18
22.2%
was 23.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in OH
Percent 65 and Over
9.9%
was 9.2%
Ranked 10th Highest in OH

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 4.1
Ranked 6th Lowest in OH
Percent Living in Poverty
20.7%
was 22.7%
Ranked 2nd Lowest in OH
Median Household Income
$47,401
was $44,426
Ranked 2nd Highest in OH
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.2
45.5
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
386,584
was 377,298
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Median Rent
$871
was $809
Ranked 1st Highest in OH
Total Building Permits
4,335
was 4,009
 
Occupied Housing Units
344,839
was 329,894
 
Homeownership Rate
44.5%
was 45.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in OH
Single Family Building Permits
770
was 723
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,772.4
was 1,731.4
Ranked 3rd Highest in OH
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.9%
was 20.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in OH
Multifamily Building Permits
3,565
was 3,286
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 3rd 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
95.3%
was 93.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.8%
was 98.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.1%
was 88.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in OH
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.8%
was 33.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in OH

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