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-Diverse economy
-Excellent housing
-Educated population


-Growth and sprawl
-Areas of urban decay
-Crime rates

What Bert Has To Say About Columbus Metro Area

Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is a well-blended mixture of government, industry, and the enormous Ohio State University. Downtown is fairly dull and many inner neighborhoods have been neglected, but efforts are underway to revive them and some people are moving back into the city. The university brings a strong intellectual and cultural base to the city. Many businesses are attracted to Columbus because of its central location relative to the rest of the country, an educated population and good work force. There is a strong high tech presence, and other big corporate names include The Limited and Abercrombie & Fitch (retail), Nationwide Insurance, Wendy’s, and Cardinal Health. This diverse base brings more economic stability and growth than many of its Rust Belt neighbors.

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  • Location: Geographic center of Ohio along Scioto River
  • Country: United States
  • State: Ohio
  • County: Franklin County
  • Metro Area: Columbus

Quick Facts About Franklin

    The unemployment rate in Franklin County is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Franklin County jobs have Increased by 1.85 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Franklin County's cost of living is 12.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Franklin County's population is 1,251,720 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 30.32 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Franklin County is $139,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.82%.
    Franklin County public schools spend $13,476 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19 students per teacher in Franklin County.

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