Columbus Metro Area, Ohio 

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Population

2,138,946

+8.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$55,115

Median Home Price

$252,100

Median Age

35.8

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.8 / 5.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Columbus Metro Area, Ohio

Capital city - Geographic center of Ohio along Scioto River. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Columbus metro area, 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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Ohio
County: Franklin, Delaware, 10 total
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Columbus, Newark, 283 total
Zip Codes: 43123, 43026, 43055, 43081, 43130, 43015, 43228, 43230, 43068, 43229, 129 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 833 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbus Metro Area is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus Metro Area's cost of living is 9.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbus Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Columbus metro area remained moderately Democratic, 53.7% to 44.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbus Metro Area's population is 2,138,946 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbus Metro Area is Real Estate: $252,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.9%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Columbus

It's a good time to buy in Columbus. Home Appreciation is up 15.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbus is $252,100.

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MAPS OF COLUMBUS METRO AREA, OHIO
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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBUS METRO AREA, OHIO
43123, 43026, 43055, 43081, 43130, 43015, 43228, 43230, 43068, 43229, 129 total

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