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Columbus, Ohio
Springfield, Missouri
USA
ECONOMY COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Household income in Columbus, is 27% more than it is in Springfield and 19% below the National Average.
ECONOMY
 Columbus, OHSpringfield, MOUnited States
 Unemployment Rate4.20%4.30%5.20%
 Recent Job Growth1.85%3.57%1.59%
 Future Job Growth39.51%42.85%37.98%
 Sales Taxes7.50%7.60%6.00%
 Income Taxes5.72%6.00%4.60%
 Income per Cap.$24,721$20,540$28,555
 Household Income$44,774$32,473$53,482
 Family Median Income$54,492$42,916$65,443
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 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME
 Columbus, OHSpringfield, MOUnited States
 Income Less Than 15K16.28%21.04%12.55%
 Income between 15K and 20K5.82%8.13%5.36%
 Income between 20K and 30K11.39%16.70%10.42%
 Income between 30K and 40K11.24%14.02%9.80%
 Income between 40K and 50K9.90%9.10%8.80%
 Income between 50K and 60K8.49%7.75%7.90%
 Income between 60K and 75K10.09%8.21%9.93%
 Income between 75K and 100K11.54%7.12%12.16%
 Income between 100K and 150K10.32%5.09%13.01%
 Income between 150K and 200K2.92%1.31%5.04%
 Income greater than 200K2.01%1.53%5.03%
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 POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
 Columbus, OHSpringfield, MOUnited States
 Management, business, finance0.148060.139810.14536
 Engineering, computers, science0.064770.024410.05341
 Community, social services0.017240.010050.01673
 Legal0.010710.011310.01164
 Education, library0.064460.068740.06126
 Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment2.13%0.57%1.91%
 Healthcare practitioners and technology5.51%5.62%5.67%
 Healthcare support0.033230.020820.0251
 Firefighters, law enforcement1.72%3.66%2.23%
 Food preparation, serving0.064420.063350.05762
 Building maintenance0.034170.056170.04007
 Personal care0.035940.029610.03654
 Sales, office, administrative support0.264980.250720.24356
 Farming, fishing, forestry0.001290.003590.00733
 Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair5.28%8.58%8.24%
 Production, transportation, material moving0.114320.137110.12086
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Don't move here unless...........: Columbus has a lot to offer, but has two main issues against it. The weather changes and pollution leads to a very crappy air quality. It feels like the dumpster of... (read more)

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