Columbus, OH 

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+26.2% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

91.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.8 / 5.1

summer / winter

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Columbus, OH

Columbus, Ohio offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for culture and art or outdoor recreation, there's plenty to explore in this vibrant city. Discover world-class museums like the COSI Science center, historical attractions like German Village or take a stroll through one of the many nearby parks. Sports fanatics can also enjoy some of the best sporting events in the Midwest at Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park. With its diverse offerings and plentiful amenities, Columbus is an ideal destination to explore! Capital city - Geographic center of Ohio along Scioto River.
State: Ohio
County: Franklin County
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
City: Columbus
Zip Codes: 43228, 43229, 43207, 43232, 43224, 43204, 43235, 43110, 43201, 43219, 31 total
Cost of Living: -8.6% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 833 ft above sea level
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Diverse economy
Excellent housing
Educated population
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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.


The unemployment rate in Columbus is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 8.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbus's Cost of Living

September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Columbus, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Franklin county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.7% to 33.4%. More Voting Stats

Columbus's population is 898,143 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Columbus is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.8%.

Columbus public schools spend $18,391 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Columbus. More Education

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Housing Market in Columbus

It's a good time to buy in Columbus. Home Appreciation is up 10.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbus is .

Reviews for Columbus   156 Reviews
Columbus, OH - 5/9/2023
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Overcrowded, overpriced and high pollution. - 2/14/2023
We lived in Columbus from 2014-2022, originally from Denver work has taken us to Charlotte, NC, Austin and Atlanta for perspective. One of our biggest reasons for... Read More

Hot humid summer hell! - 8/28/2022
The city has nice areas and old/ugly areas that look like the remains of a civil war. The nice areas are pretty. Traffic isn't bad compared to Cali but the summer... Read More

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43228, 43229, 43207, 43232, 43224, 43204, 43235, 43110, 43201, 43219, 31 total


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