Columbus, Ohio 

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Population

852,144

+10.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$44,774

Median Home Price

$157,700

Best Places to Live in Columbus, Ohio

Capital city - Geographic center of Ohio along Scioto River. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Columbus, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Columbus, OH Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Diverse economy
Excellent housing
Educated population
Cons
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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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Ohio
County: Franklin County
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Columbus
Zip Codes: 43228, 43229, 43207, 43232, 43224, 43204, 43235, 43110, 43201, 43219, 31 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 833 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbus is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 14.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbus's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Franklin county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbus's population is 852,144 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.6%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbus is Real Estate: $157,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.7%.

SCHOOLS
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 6.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbus is $157,700.

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Reviews for Columbus   146 Reviews
Young, lively city, read for recs too! - 11/30/2020
I've lived in Columbus for 3 years now, originally being from Cleveland. Columbus is known for its art and food district especially in the Short North which connects The... Read More

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Very high crime, urban decay, time to leave. - 9/18/2020
As a pharmaceutical sales rep I traveled frequently to OSU and associated health care systems in Columbus, in 2005 we decided to make the move here from Houston. During... Read More
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No good weather or good outdoors - 3/18/2020
I"ve lived in Columbus for 5 years. I moved here to work at Ohio State University (OSU) after obtaining my doctorate in my early 30s. Prior to that I lived in Tucson,... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
43228, 43229, 43207, 43232, 43224, 43204, 43235, 43110, 43201, 43219, 31 total

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