Columbus, OH
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Columbus profile

Living in Columbus

Columbus is a very large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 905,748 people and 249 constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Columbus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Columbus is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), sales jobs (10.22%), and management occupations (8.95%).

Also of interest is that Columbus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Columbus is also a city of artists. Columbus has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Columbus’s character.

Columbus is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Columbus is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One important feature of Columbus is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 82.15% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Columbus anyway. So, if you like to drive, Columbus is the city for you! The landscape around Columbus reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The city of Columbus is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.

The education level of Columbus citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.04% of adults in Columbus have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2018 was $26,203, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,812 for a family of four. However, Columbus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Columbus is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Columbus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Columbus residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include German, Ethiopian, Irish, Italian, and English.

In addition, Columbus has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.60%).

The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.