Columbus Metro Area, Ohio 

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Population

2,021,630

38% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

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Best Places to Live in Columbus Metro Area, Ohio

Capital city - Geographic center of Ohio along Scioto River
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Ohio
County: Franklin, Delaware, 10 total
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
City: Columbus, Newark, 283 total
Zip Codes: 43055, 43130, 43123, 43026, 43081, 43230, 43068, 43228, 43015, 43207, 129 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 833 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbus Metro Area is 4.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.86%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus Metro Area's cost of living is 9.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Columbus Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Columbus Metro Area's population is 2,021,630 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.34%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbus Metro Area is $157,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.45%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Columbus Metro Area public schools spend $12,596 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Columbus Metro Area. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Columbus

It's a good time to buy in Columbus. Home Appreciation is up 5.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Columbus Real Estate.

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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBUS METRO AREA, OHIO
43055, 43130, 43123, 43026, 43081, 43230, 43068, 43228, 43015, 43207, 129 total