Columbus, Ohio

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Population in 2013: 822,553 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.6%
 
Males: 400,470  (48.7%)
Females: 422,083  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  31.5 years
Ohio median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 43002, 43004, 43016, 43017, 43026, 43035, 43054, 43065, 43081, 43082, 43085, 43119, 43123, 43137, 43147, 43201, 43202, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43210, 43211, 43212, 43213, 43214, 43215, 43217, 43219, 43220, 43221, 43222, 43223, 43224, 43227, 43228, 43229, 43230, 43231, 43235, 43240.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,844 (it was $37,897 in 2000)
Columbus:

$43,844
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,005 (it was $20,450 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,000 (it was $99,100 in 2000)
Columbus:

$127,000
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $147,632; Detached houses: $152,089; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,446; In 2-unit structures: $131,706; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,778; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,415; Mobile homes: $62,804; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $113,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $788.

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  • White alone - 474,087 (58.5%)
  • Black alone - 222,644 (27.5%)
  • Hispanic - 44,378 (5.5%)
  • Asian alone - 35,043 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 27,728 (3.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4,452 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,288 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 270 (0.03%)

Races in Columbus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.9%), Irish (10.6%), English (6.1%), Subsaharan African (4.6%), United States (4.0%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1914

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 210.3 square miles.

Population density: 3,912 people per square mile   (average).

Columbus,OH real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city:

  • Never married: 41.9%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

83,345 residents are foreign born (2.8% Asia, 1.5% Africa).

This city:  10.3%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 1,400 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Ohio as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 578 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,579 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,994 (1.7%)

Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (276.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grandview Heights, OH (1.6 miles ), Bexley, OH (1.9 miles ), Marble Cliff, OH (1.9 miles ), Upper Arlington, OH (2.1 miles ), Valleyview, OH (2.2 miles ), Whitehall, OH (2.5 miles ), Minerva Park, OH (2.6 miles ), Riverlea, OH (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1822 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 1998: 1979 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 1999: 2871 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2000: 2903 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2001: 3058 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2002: 3196 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2003: 3188 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2004: 2687 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2005: 2360 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2006: 1223 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2007: 1008 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2008: 686 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2009: 852 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2010: 716 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2011: 667 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 723 buildings, average cost: $163,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.99 N, Longitude: 82.99 W

Columbus nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): The Arch City, The Discovery City, Cowtown, Indie Arts Capital of the World, Somaliwood, Test Market

Daytime population change due to commuting: +78,275 (+9.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 260,454 (65.8%)

Area code: 614

Columbus household income distribution Columbus home values distribution

Property values in Columbus, OH


Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 6781811098810210479109839487
per 100,000 9.911.411.315.012.114.014.210.714.510.912.211.0
Rapes 578602673615574518586661615574566565
per 100,000 85.484.594.084.778.670.980.189.881.875.673.271.7
Robberies 3,0983,3643,5033,3323,3533,7773,6463,8493,5903,3953,3593,244
per 100,000 457.8472.0489.4458.9459.4517.2498.4523.0477.5447.1434.6411.9
Assaults 2,2552,3492,2422,1591,9101,7141,6121,6801,5071,2881,4321,289
per 100,000 333.2329.6313.2297.3261.7234.7220.4228.3200.4169.6185.3163.7
Burglaries 13,60015,74016,06614,65014,69514,60414,81614,37014,70814,58315,23415,169
per 100,000 2009.82208.42244.72017.52013.31999.62025.31952.51956.11920.41970.81926.0
Thefts 36,31638,83536,06333,34333,84431,72430,88230,89328,26330,04430,78430,259
per 100,000 5366.65448.65038.64591.74636.74343.84221.54197.53758.93956.33982.53841.9
Auto thefts 7,1807,5767,6338,3458,3977,8136,4006,2285,3114,1864,1503,615
per 100,000 1061.01062.91066.51149.21150.41069.8874.9846.2706.4551.2536.9459.0
Arson 606476223N/A507465559638470432403N/A
per 100,000 89.666.831.2N/A69.563.776.486.762.556.952.1N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 733.1756.1752.1712.5696.3686.8667.4668.8622.2587.8591.1561.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Columbus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,138 (1,823 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Ohio average:

1.99

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Columbus tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +73,024 (+11.4%).
Most common industries in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Software developers and programmers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)

Work and jobs in Columbus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Columbus, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Columbus city center killed 36 people and injured 1150 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 2/22/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.1 miles away from Columbus center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 283.0 miles away from Columbus center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 136.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

Birthplace of: Hailey Hatred - Professional wrestler, John Alan Coey - Rhodesian soldier and medic, Charles B. Morrey, Jr. - Mathematician, Clovis E. Byers - Army general in World War II, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. - Historian, Bow Wow (rapper) - Child actor, Trey Burke - Basketball point guard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk - (1935-1977), musician, Randy Savage - Wrestler and actor, Alex Grey - (born 1953), modern artist.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Columbus: Brian Miles Thacker, Edward Albert Ostermann, Edward V. Rickenbacker, Herbert Joseph Thomas, John A. Wilson, John Carr, Ronald E. Rosser, Wager Swayne.

Main business address for: AEP GENERATING CO /OH/ (ELECTRIC SERVICES), LANCASTER COLONY CORP (CANNED, FROZEN & PRESERVED FRUIT, VEG & FOOD SPECIALTIES), AEP TEXAS CENTRAL CO (ELECTRIC SERVICES), BIG LOTS INC (RETAIL-VARIETY STORES), WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES INC (STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES & ROLLING & FINISHING MILLS), BANCINSURANCE CORP (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE), NATIONWIDE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC/ (LIFE INSURANCE), CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC) and 15 other public companies.

Hospitals in Columbus:

  • ACCLAIM HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, LLC (2800 CORPORATE EXCHANGE DRIVE, SUITE 205)
  • ADD KIMBERLY (3860 KIMBERLY PARKWAY NORTH)
  • AMERICAN TRANSITIONAL HOSPITAL COLS (1492 E BROAD ST, 8TH FL TOWER)
  • GOODWILL REHABILITATION CENTER (1331 EDGEHILL ROAD)
  • HOMEREACH HOSPICE (3595 OLENTANGY RIVER ROAD)
  • MORSE RD HOME/FRANKLIN CO RES (4410-4426 MORSE RD)
  • OUTLOOK AMERICA-1834 SULLIVANT (1834 SULLIVANT AVE)
  • OUTLOOK AMERICA-SAVILLE ROW (2764 SAVILLE ROW)
  • RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS INC/SHASTA GH (3273 SHASTA AVENUE)
  • TWIN VALLEY BEHAVORIAL HEALTHCARE (2200 WEST BROAD STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Columbus:

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Amtrak station:

COLUMBUS (111 EAST TOWN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Columbus:

  • Ohio State University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 50,395; Location: 190 N. Oval Mall; Public; Website: www.osu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Columbus State Community College (FT enrollment: 24,488; Location: 550 E Spring St; Public; Website: www.cscc.edu/)
  • DeVry University-Ohio (FT enrollment: 3,896; Location: 1350 Alum Creek Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.devry.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Franklin University (FT enrollment: 3,736; Location: 201 S Grant Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.franklin.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Capital University (FT enrollment: 3,029; Location: 1 College and Main; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.capital.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Ohio Dominican University (FT enrollment: 2,045; Location: 1216 Sunbury Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ohiodominican.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Columbus College of Art and Design (FT enrollment: 1,276; Location: 60 Cleveland Ave.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.CCAD.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • Mount Carmel College of Nursing (FT enrollment: 1,196; Location: 127 So. Davis Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mccn.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Bradford School (FT enrollment: 746; Location: 2469 Stelzer Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bradfordschoolcolumbus.edu)
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing-Ohio (FT enrollment: 634; Location: 1350 Alum Creek Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chamberlain.edu)
  • Heritage College-Columbus (FT enrollment: 577; Location: 150 Taylor Station Road, Suite 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.heritage-education.com)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Columbus (FT enrollment: 359; Location: 4717 Hilton Corporate Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • MyComputerCareer.com-TechSkills (FT enrollment: 350; Location: 2400 Corporate Exchange Dr Ste 300; Private, for-profit; Website: www.MyComputerCareer.com)
  • Miami-Jacobs Career College-Columbus (FT enrollment: 284; Location: 150 E. Gay St.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.miamijacobs.edu)
  • Aveda Institute-Columbus (FT enrollment: 281; Location: 1618 Neil Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.avedacolumbus.com)
  • The Ohio Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School-Columbus (FT enrollment: 275; Location: 3000 Morse Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.theohioacademy.com)
  • American Institute of Alternative Medicine (FT enrollment: 252; Location: 6685 Doubletree Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aiam.edu)
  • American School of Technology (FT enrollment: 234; Location: 4599 Morse Center; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ast.edu)
  • Kaplan College-Columbus (FT enrollment: 198; Location: 2745 Winchester Pike; Private, for-profit; Website: columbus.kaplancollege.com/Pages/Homepage.aspx)
  • Pontifical College Josephinum (FT enrollment: 189; Location: 7625 N High Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.PCJ.EDU; Offers Master's degree)

Biggest public high schools in Columbus:

Biggest private high schools in Columbus:

  • BISHOP WATTERSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,152; Location: 99 E COOKE RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 921; Location: 4212 KARL RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • TREE OF LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-NORTHRIDGE BRANCH (Students: 684; Location: 935 NORTHRIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BISHOP HARTLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 678; Location: 1285 ZETTLER RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • COLUMBUS SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Students: 658; Location: 56 S COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: PK - 12; Girls only)
  • ST CHARLES PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 608; Location: 2010 E BROAD ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 508; Location: 4938 BEATRICE DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BISHOP READY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 433; Location: 707 SALISBURY RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • COLUMBUS TORAH ACADEMY (Students: 240; Location: 181 NOE BIXBY RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MARBURN ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 1860 WALDEN DR; Grades: 1 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • ST ANDREW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 510; Location: 4081 REED RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 458; Location: 366 EN BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JAMES THE LESS SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 1628 OAKLAND PARK AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST AGATHA SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 1880 NORTHAM RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CALUMET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 2774 CALUMET ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 320; Location: 50 WESTVIEW AVE; Grades: 1 - 5)
  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 440 NORTON RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 4382 DUCHENE LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST TIMOTHY (Students: 274; Location: 1070 THOMAS LN; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MATTHIAS SCHOOL (Students: 267; Location: 1566 FERRIS RD; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Columbus, map of school districts

Library in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY (Operating income: $49,101,229; Location: 96 S. GRANT AVENUE; 1,787,882 books; 6,594 e-books; 174,088 audio materials; 136,296 video materials; 33 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 59 other licensed databases; 3,879 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • ANDREW A. BANGURA STUDENT FOURAH BAY COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SIERRA LEONE added by ANDREW
  • James Thurber internationally esteemed writer, humorist and cartoonist born and lived his early years in Columbus added by Justin Kornberg
  • Radio 93.3 fm WFCB is now located in Columbus, not Chillicothe.

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Notable locations in Columbus: Indian Village Camp (A), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (B), Ohio Exposition Center (C), Wildwood Center Camp (D), Cooper Stadium (E), Ohio Stadium (F), Wee Bonnie Golf Course (G), Raymond Memorial Golf Course (H), Busch Corporate Center Industrial Park (I), Bridgeview Golf Course (J), Corporate Exchange Center (K), Little Turtle Golf Course (L), Bolton Field Golf Course (M), Wingsong Country Club (N), Scioto Industrial Park (O), Airport Golf Course (P), Westbelt Business Park (Q), Roberts Road Corporate Park (R), Saint John Arena (S), Crosswoods Center Industrial Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Great Southern Shopping Center (1), Leader Square Shopping Center (2), Hamilton Square Shopping Center (3), Demorest Road Shopping Center (4), Bexley Square Shopping Center (5), Bethel Bentley Plaza Shopping Center (6), Great Western Shopping Center (7), Westview Center Shopping Center (8), Consumer Square West Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Columbus include: AEP GENERATING CO /OH/ (A), LANCASTER COLONY CORP (B), AEP TEXAS CENTRAL CO (C), BIG LOTS INC (D), WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES INC (E), BANCINSURANCE CORP (F), NATIONWIDE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC/ (G), CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus include: Ahavas Sholem Church (A), Saint Philip the Apostle Church (B), Scottwood Community Church (C), Zion Lighthouse Spiritualist Church (D), Beth Jacob Church (E), Living Hope Fellowship Church (F), Worthington Christian Church (G), Westside Baptist Church (H), Wesleyan Holiness Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Agudas Achim Cemetery (1), Beth Jacob Cemetery (2), Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (3), Clover Cemetery (4), Eastlawn Burial Park (5), Tifcreth Israel Cemetery (6), Evergreen Burial Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Mirror Lake (A), Griggs Reservoir (B), Poste Lake (C), Spring Lakes (D), Thoreau Pond (E), City of Columbus Sludge Pond (F), Brookside Country Club Lake (G), Ohio State University Golf Course Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Marsh Run (A), Kian Run (B), Bliss Run (C), Adena Brook (D), Scioto Big Run (E), Olentangy River (F), Hayden Run (G), Ackerman Run (H), Argyle-Woodland Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbus include: Como Park (1), McCord Park (2), Antrim Park (3), Broadmeadows Park (4), Olentangy Park (5), Delawanda Park (6), Roosevelt Park (7), Beechwold Park (8), Northmoor Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Franklin Park Conservatory (Museums; 1777 East Broad Street) (1), Central Ohio Fire Museum (260 North 4th Street) (2), Columbus Museum of Art - Offices (480 East Broad Street) (3), Columbus Jewish Historical (Museums; 1175 College Avenue) (4), COSI (Museums; 333 West Broad Street) (5), Farrow's Harley-Davidson Buell (Museums; 491 West Broad Street) (6), Gahanna Historical Society (Museums; 101 South High Street) (7), Columbus Museum of Art (480 East Broad Street) (8), Columbus Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 699 South Front Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center (88 E. Nationwide Blvd.) (1), Best Western Clarmont Inn (650 South High Street) (2), Crowne Plaza Downtown (33 East Nationwide Boulevard) (3), Columbus Airport Marriott (1375 North Cassady Avenue) (4), Days Inn Fairgrounds (1700 Clara Ave) (5), Comfort Inn (4270 Sawyer Road) (6), Hawthorn Suites- Ltd. - Columbus (5505 Keim Cir) (7), Four Points By Sheraton Columbus East (2124 S Hamilton Rd) (8), Comfort Suites Airport (4270 Sawyer Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Ohio State - Supreme Court Of Ohio- Board Of Commissioners On Grievances And Disci (65 South Front) (1), Ohio State - Supreme Court Of Ohio- Board Of Commissioners On Grievances And Discip (65 South Front Street) (2), Franklin County - Court Of Appeals- Deputy Court Administrator- Doug E (373 South High) (3), Franklin County - Court Of Appeals- Judges- Magistrates- Stephanie B Br (373 South High) (4), Franklin County - Court of Appeals- Court Administrator- Jack Kullman (373 South High Street) (5), Ohio State - Supreme Court Of Ohio- Clients' Security Fund (65 South Front Street) (6), Franklin County - Court of Appeals- Conference Attorney- David Doyle (373 South High Street) (7), Franklin County - Probate Court- Accounts (373 South High Street) (8), Franklin County - Anger Management Class- Franklin County Municipal Court- Defensive Dri (375 South High Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.6. This is worse than average.

City:

90.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.84
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 29.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.98
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus and their reported violations in the past:

COLUMBUS PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,163,128, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2007. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-29-2007)
  • MCL, Average - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Consult with State - In JUN-12-2012, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2012)
ODNR - PYMATUNING STATE PARK (Population served: 2,381, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2007. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAR-07-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2012)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
JENKINS SUNOCO SERVICE STATION (Population served: 1,104, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
ODNR-WEST BRANCH-TOWER (Population served: 1,000, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ODNR-HARRISON LAKE ST PK (Population served: 748, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
ODNR-JOHN BRYAN STATE PARK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2007)
ODNR-BLUE ROCK STATE PARK (Population served: 500, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2007)
MCDONALD'S (Serves MI, Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (SEP-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUN-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-05-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JAN-05-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus that have no violations reported:

  • ODNR-GUILFORD LAKE STATE PARK - CAMPGROU (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR-HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • ODNR-MOHICAN ST PK-HEMLOCK GROVE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR - MALABAR FARM - LOUIS BROMFIELD (Population served: 77, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR-MALABAR FARM STATE PARK INN (Population served: 77, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR-DEER CREEK STATE PARK/WR PWS (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR-PUNDERSON-CAMPGROUND (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR-BEAVER CREEK/FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR-DEER CREEK STATE PARK/ER PWS (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ODNR- MALABAR FARM STATE PARK BIG HOUSE (Population served: 28, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.8%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2010:

  • 12,056 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,236 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,757 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 1,384 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 787 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 596 people in state prisons
  • 545 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 269 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 221 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 119 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 104 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2000:

  • 9,770 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,797 people in nursing homes
  • 1,193 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 630 people in state prisons
  • 417 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 321 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 197 people in religious group quarters
  • 194 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 190 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 174 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 155 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 118 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 108 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 103 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 52 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 52 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 39 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 35 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

Columbus, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Columbus compared to Ohio state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Ohio Stadium. Capacity: 101,568. Ohio State Buckeyes football.
  • Nationwide Arena. Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), Columbus Destroyers (AFL).
  • Value City Arena. Ohio State University.

Banks with most branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: 38 branches. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 33 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 30 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: 25 branches. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: 23 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • KeyBank National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Chambers Road/Kroger Branch, Morse Rd/Kroger Branch, West Pointe Plaza/Walmart Branch, Emporium Square/Kroger Branch, Parsons Avenue/Kroger Branch, Easton/Walmart Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Reynoldsburg Branch, West Henderson Road, New Albany Branch, Sawmill Road Branch, Columbus-North Branch. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Columbus Branch, Georgesville Banking Center Branch, Crown Plaza Branch, Blacklick Branch, Dublin-Sawmill Branch. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • 16 other banks with 24 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Ohio:

  • Courtyard By Marriott Worthington, 7411 Vantage Dr, Columbus, OH 43085 , Phone: (614) 436-7070
  • Cross Country Inn, 1313 W St James Lutheran Ln, Columbus, OH 43228 , Phone: (614) 870-7090, Fax: (614) 870-8307
  • Knights Inn East, 4320 Groves Rd, Columbus, OH 43232 , Phone: (614) 864-0600
  • Days Inn, 1212 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229 , Phone: (614) 885-9696, Fax: (614) 885-0232
  • Marriott Columbus Airport, 1375 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH 43219 , Phone: (614) 475-7551, Fax: (614) 476-1476
  • Concourse Hotel And Conference Center, 4300 International Gateway, Columbus, OH 43219 , Phone: (614) 237-2515, Fax: (614) 237-6134
  • Knights Inn West, 1559 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222 , Phone: (614) 866-1596, Fax: (614) 275-4037
  • Days Inn, 1700 Clara St, Columbus, OH 43211 , Phone: (614) 299-4300, Fax: (614) 299-0058
  • 134 other hotels and motels
All 142 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Ohio

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Columbus travel time to work - commute Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Columbus:

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Religion statistics for Columbus city (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.62%
Here: 37.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.5%11.0%7.5%5.6%4.0%
Congregations8.3%13.3%7.4%5.8%5.6%
NameJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAVineyard USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.9%3.2%3.0%2.9%22.4%
Congregations1.8%4.8%0.6%4.0%48.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Franklin County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 146
Franklin County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 285
Franklin County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 730
Here:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

30.2%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 421$1,547,582$44,1129$15,874
Other Government Administration 570$3,040,845$64,018100$77,375
Judicial and Legal 423$1,661,689$47,14038$64,686
Police Protection - Officers 1,897$12,850,798$81,2910$0
Police - Other 311$1,472,731$56,82611$14,615
Firefighters 1,548$10,154,035$78,7130$0
Fire - Other 38$156,043$49,2774$11,221
Correction 59$304,717$61,9760$0
Streets and Highways 418$1,925,985$55,2916$5,599
Welfare 168$688,563$49,18315$23,422
Health 329$1,525,408$55,63876$152,609
Solid Waste Management 207$801,278$46,4510$0
Sewerage 481$2,291,322$57,16412$22,182
Parks and Recreation 277$1,186,204$51,388319$256,138
Housing and Community Development(Local) 24$116,071$58,0360$0
Water Supply 484$2,372,682$58,82712$25,521
Electric Power 76$449,276$70,9382$6,361
Other and Unallocable 227$983,645$51,99916$31,837
Totals for Government 7,958$43,528,874$65,638620$707,440

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $112,175,000 ($136.37)
    Regular Highways: $53,385,000 ($64.90)
    Water Utilities: $6,332,000 ($7.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,596,000 ($6.80)
    Electric Utilities: $2,964,000 ($3.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,317,000 ($1.60)
    General - Other: $489,000 ($0.59)
    General Public Buildings: $164,000 ($0.20)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($0.10)
    Police Protection: $72,000 ($0.09)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $210,082,000 ($255.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $138,800,000 ($168.74)
    Sewerage: $78,232,000 ($95.11)
    Water Utilities: $63,651,000 ($77.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,604,000 ($65.17)
    Electric Utilities: $52,865,000 ($64.27)
    Regular Highways: $37,273,000 ($45.31)
    General - Other: $34,824,000 ($42.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,729,000 ($38.57)
    Health - Other: $31,352,000 ($38.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,599,000 ($31.12)
    Financial Administration: $25,137,000 ($30.56)
    Central Staff Services: $20,203,000 ($24.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,088,000 ($14.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,173,000 ($9.94)
    General Public Buildings: $8,171,000 ($9.93)
    Corrections - Other: $2,007,000 ($2.44)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $416,000 ($0.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $92,748,000 ($112.76)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $8,075,000 ($9.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,779,000 ($4.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,555,000 ($4.32)
    Sewerage: $3,054,000 ($3.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,729,000 ($3.32)
    General - Other: $2,080,000 ($2.53)
    General Public Building: $2,039,000 ($2.48)
    Police Protection: $1,753,000 ($2.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,466,000 ($1.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $772,000 ($0.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $485,000 ($0.59)
    Health - Other: $184,000 ($0.22)
    Electric Utilities: $118,000 ($0.14)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($0.13)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($0.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000 ($0.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $460,000,000 ($559.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,507,000 ($15.21)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $171,744,000 ($208.79)
    All Other: $31,422,000 ($38.20)
    Regular Highways: $11,186,000 ($13.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,519,000 ($12.79)
    Parking Facilities: $3,207,000 ($3.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($0.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $48,478,000 ($58.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,583,000 ($22.59)
    All Other: $9,185,000 ($11.17)
    Highways: $6,143,000 ($7.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,212,000 ($8.77)
    Highways: $4,479,000 ($5.45)
    Health and Hospitals: $999,000 ($1.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $26,069,000 ($31.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $24,758,000 ($30.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,301,000 ($21.03)
    Special Assessments: $2,615,000 ($3.18)
    Rents: $1,070,000 ($1.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $100,000 ($0.12)
    Sale of Property: $63,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $108,214,000 ($131.56)
    Electric Utilities: $61,036,000 ($74.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $54,409,000 ($66.15)
    Highways: $32,908,000 ($40.01)
    All Other: $9,085,000 ($11.04)
    Health and Hospitals: $6,233,000 ($7.58)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $471,070,000 ($572.69)
    Property: $40,388,000 ($49.10)
    NEC: $28,834,000 ($35.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,074,000 ($15.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,513,000 ($7.92)

Columbus government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,702,705,000 ($2070.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,566,015,000 ($1903.85)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $136,690,000 ($166.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,000 ($0.03)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,000 ($0.02)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,000 ($0.01)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $390,629,000 ($474.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $424,971,000 ($516.65)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,690,000 ($40.96)

5.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Ohio average:

4.72%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($258 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, OH  0.49% ($45,483 average AGI)
from Fairfield County, OH  0.33% ($35,584)
from Licking County, OH  0.28% ($33,138)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Ohio average:

5.14%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($527 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, OH  0.56% ($62,761 average AGI)
to Fairfield County, OH  0.35% ($38,099)
to Licking County, OH  0.30% ($42,809)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WOSU (820 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBNS (1460 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: RADIOHIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCOL (1230 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVKO (1580 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: ASSOCIATED RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNI (920 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDLR (1550 AM; 4 kW; DELAWARE, OH; Owner: THE FIFTEEN FIFTY CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WNCI (97.9 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFJX (105.7 FM; HILLIARD, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBZX (99.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WBNS-FM (97.1 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: RADIO OHIO, INC.)
  • WCOL-FM (92.3 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXMG (98.9 FM; UPPER ARLINGTON, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD)
  • WLVQ (96.3 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCBE (90.5 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: BD.OF EDUC.,CITY SCH.DIST.,COLUMBUS)
  • WCKX (107.5 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD)
  • W201AK (88.1 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOSU-FM (89.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUFM (88.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: SPIRIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WSNY (94.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: FRANKLIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W272AT (102.3 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRVT (88.7 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVO (104.9 FM; GAHANNA, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN VOICE OF CENTRAL OHIO)
  • WEGE (103.9 FM; WESTERVILLE, OH; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WWCD (101.1 FM; GROVE CITY, OH; Owner: FUN WITH RADIO, LLC)
  • WFCB (93.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W294AH (106.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: SANDYWORLD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • WBNS-TV (Channel 10; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: WBNS-TV, INC.)
  • WCMH-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WINJ-LP (Channel 8; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP OF CHURCHES)
  • WCLL-LP (Channel 19; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: JONATHAN W. OWENS)
  • WDEM-LP (Channel 17; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: TRIPLETT & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WSYX (Channel 6; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: WSYX LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTTE (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: COLUMBUS (WTTE-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W43BZ (Channel 43; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WOSU-TV (Channel 34; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W23BZ (Channel 23; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WCPX-LP (Channel 48; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWHO (Channel 53; CHILLICOTHE, OH; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WBDT (Channel 26; SPRINGFIELD, OH; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WXCB-LP (Channel 42; DELAWARE, OH; Owner: CENTRAL OHIO ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Columbus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 903
Total length: 6,129 meters (20,108ft)
Total costs: $3,319,000
Total average daily traffic: 37,101,781
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,232,999

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 11
  • 1910-1919: 18
  • 1920-1929: 29
  • 1930-1939: 20
  • 1940-1949: 15
  • 1950-1959: 42
  • 1960-1969: 263
  • 1970-1979: 188
  • 1980-1989: 63
  • 1990-1999: 136
  • 2000-2009: 111
  • 2010-2012: 7
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbus, OH
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 1100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Columbus)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, OH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 379 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 374 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1687 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbus)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Columbus)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 544 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 183 full and 42 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,163$127,7243,024$165,13112,256$164,946444$49,82486$1,641,9481,002$112,05813$40,633
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED239$122,547284$155,0571,214$150,818136$31,5454$287,523115$93,96912$38,778
APPLICATIONS DENIED674$112,175555$125,4474,474$146,622771$27,27420$595,000541$100,03649$45,374
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN433$121,481378$181,9882,374$153,431130$42,82517$946,471194$162,2571$78,420
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS89$106,57772$152,642717$146,43558$55,1113$1,952,00047$97,7752$29,570

Detailed mortgage data for all 227 tracts in Columbus, OH

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 143 full and 42 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED613$176,720473$180,2444$162,725
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED159$159,976149$176,81612$69,972
APPLICATIONS DENIED85$186,71278$196,3433$162,130
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN40$174,69151$175,3350$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$138,57411$168,5874$49,218

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2638
  • Hazardous Condition: 2000
  • Service Call: 47
  • Good Intent Call: 30

Incident types - Columbus

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, OH
Most common first names in Columbus, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6,10578.6 years
John5,11272.9 years
William4,91572.6 years
Robert4,29169.9 years
James4,16369.9 years
Charles3,61272.5 years
Helen2,80179.9 years
George2,46474.4 years
Margaret2,24079.2 years
Ruth2,19478.9 years
Most common last names in Columbus, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,30873.7 years
Miller1,42675.0 years
Jones1,36473.3 years
Johnson1,31572.7 years
Williams1,30373.1 years
Brown1,24473.1 years
Davis1,20574.3 years
Moore86973.3 years
Thompson76674.1 years
Wilson72474.7 years
Businesses in Columbus, OH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Johnny Rockets2
ALDI6Jones New York14
ALDO2Journeys2
AMF Bowling1Justice4
AT&T13KFC19
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kincaid3
Abercrombie Kids1Kmart2
Ace Hardware4Knights Inn3
Advance Auto Parts18Kohl's5
Aeropostale3Kroger25
American Eagle Outfitters2La Quinta1
Ann Taylor2La-Z-Boy2
Apple Store2Lane Bryant2
Applebee's6Lane Furniture6
Arby's9LensCrafters6
Ashley Furniture2Little Caesars Pizza8
Audi1Long John Silver's8
AutoZone11Lowe's7
Avenue4Macy's6
BMW1Marriott12
Bakers1Marshalls1
Banana Republic2MasterBrand Cabinets38
Barnes & Noble5Mazda2
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's45
Bath & Body Works11Meijer3
Baymont Inn3Men's Wearhouse6
Bebe2Motel 65
Bed Bath & Beyond4Motherhood Maternity6
Best Western4New Balance15
Blockbuster9New York & Co2
Brooks Brothers2Nike49
Brookstone2Nissan2
Budget Car Rental7Nordstrom1
Buffalo Wild Wings6OfficeMax5
Burger King16Old Navy4
Burlington Coat Factory2Olive Garden3
Buybuy BABY1On The Border1
CVS25Outback3
Cache1Outback Steakhouse3
Cambria1Pac Sun2
CarMax1Panda Express4
Caribou Coffee4Panera Bread9
Casual Male XL4Papa John's Pizza9
Catherines4Payless7
Charlotte Russe1Penske6
Chevrolet3PetSmart4
Chick-Fil-A3Pier 1 Imports3
Chico's1Pizza Hut14
Chipotle17Popeyes5
Chuck E. Cheese's2Pottery Barn1
Church's Chicken3Pottery Barn Kids1
Cinnabon 2Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Circle K6Quality2
Clarion1Quiznos1
Clarks1RadioShack11
Cold Stone Creamery7Ramada1
Coldwater Creek2Red Lobster5
Comfort Inn3Red Robin2
Comfort Suites5Red Roof Inn6
Costco1Rodeway Inn2
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday2
Crate & Barrel1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Curves3SAS Shoes2
DHL5SONIC Drive-In5
Dairy Queen12Saks Fifth Avenue1
Days Inn3Sam's Club2
Deb1Sears14
Decora Cabinetry14Sephora2
Discount Tire2Sheraton2
Domino's Pizza5Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts3Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts2
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel13
Express2Staples7
Extended Stay America4Starbucks34
Extended Stay Deluxe1Steak 'n Shake7
Famous Footwear3Subaru3
Fashion Bug3Subway33
FedEx114Super 83
Finish Line4T-Mobile25
Firestone Complete Auto Care13T.G.I. Driday's1
Foot Locker4T.J.Maxx4
Ford5Taco Bell23
Forever 212Talbots2
GNC12Target5
GameStop13The Cheesecake Factory2
Gap2The Limited2
Gymboree2Tim Hortons27
H&M1Toyota3
H&R Block21Toys"R"Us4
Havertys Furniture1Trader Joe's1
Haworth1True Value1
Hawthorn3U-Haul37
Hilton14UPS180
Hobby Lobby3Urban Outfitters1
Holiday Inn10Value City Furniture4
Hollister Co.2Vans6
Home Depot3Verizon Wireless6
HomeTown Buffet3Victoria's Secret5
Honda2Volkswagen2
Hot Topic3Waffle House9
Hyatt3Walgreens19
Hyundai3Walmart5
InTown Suites3Wendy's43
J. Jill2Westin1
J.Crew2Wet Seal1
JCPenney3White Castle16
Jimmy Jazz1Whole Foods Market1
Jimmy John's2Wingate1
JoS. A. Bank2YMCA5

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