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Columbus, OH (Ohio) Houses and Residents

Columbus,OH index of house prices

Total population: 835,957 (Urban population: 710,350, Rural population: 1,294 (44 farm, 1,250 nonfarm))

Houses: 327,429 (301,788 occupied: 153,322 owner occupied, 191,517 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,557 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $73,439.

Median contract rent in 2015: $490 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $610)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $771


Median gross rent in Columbus, OH in 2015: $586

Housing units in Columbus with a mortgage: 107,570 (13,915 second mortgage, 15,343 home equity loan, 554 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,415

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $72,100

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,843

Median monthly housing costs: $931


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Columbus, Ohio Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $137,100 (it was $99,100 in 2000)
Columbus:

$137,100
Ohio:

$136,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,900 - $190,900

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $161,142
Here:

$161,142
State:

$173,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $136,838
Here:

$136,838
State:

$154,387

In 2-unit structures: $175,703
Here:

$175,703
State:

$129,444

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $105,125
Here:

$105,125
State:

$121,212

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,396
Here:

$169,396
State:

$160,749

Mobile homes: $35,107
Here:

$35,107
State:

$50,037
Median year house/condo built: 1977

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 693,930
  • In family households: 515,001 (106,638 male householders, 59,474 female householders)
    110,739 spouses, 188,757 children (174,330 natural, 4,578 adopted, 9,849 stepchildren), 12,527 grandchildren, 8,197 brothers or sisters, 4,113 parents, 9,196 other relatives, 15,360 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 178,929 (66,062 male householders (47,196 living alone)), 69,626 female householders (56,149 living alone)), 43,241 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 17,714 (5,303 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 69,754 2-persons, 42,130 3-persons, 31,902 4-persons, 14,184 5-persons, 5,544 6-persons, 2,598 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 103,345 1-person, 25,986 2-persons, 4,046 3-persons, 1,494 4-persons, 528 5-persons, 166 6-persons, 123 7-or-more-persons.

92,903 married couples with children.
60,352 single-parent households (10,651 men, 49,701 women).

90.0% of residents of Columbus speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 47,713 (6.7%)
(29.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbus, Ohio:

  • 213no bedroom
  • 2,6791 bedroom
  • 30,0532 bedrooms
  • 83,6963 bedrooms
  • 28,8704 bedrooms
  • 2,8045+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Ohio:

  • 6,804no bedroom
  • 43,3261 bedroom
  • 73,4252 bedrooms
  • 24,6003 bedrooms
  • 4,0064 bedrooms
  • 1,3125+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 6,060no vehicle
  • 49,2341 vehicle
  • 68,8922 vehicles
  • 18,6133 vehicles
  • 4,1714 vehicles
  • 1,3455+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus in renter-occupied apartments

  • 25,051no vehicle
  • 78,7581 vehicle
  • 39,7902 vehicles
  • 7,1163 vehicles
  • 1,6194 vehicles
  • 1,1395+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus, Ohio:

  • 591 room
  • 4902 rooms
  • 3,1173 rooms
  • 10,0434 rooms
  • 33,0495 rooms
  • 39,6416 rooms
  • 28,5317 rooms
  • 19,4838 rooms
  • 13,9029+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Ohio:

  • 5,5931 room
  • 15,2282 rooms
  • 26,9903 rooms
  • 43,6864 rooms
  • 33,7935 rooms
  • 17,7906 rooms
  • 5,9717 rooms
  • 2,6878 rooms
  • 1,7359+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Columbus, OH household income distribution

  • Columbus, OH household income distribution
  • 32,322Less than $10,000
  • 19,282$10,000 to $14,999
  • 19,647$15,000 to $19,999
  • 22,351$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22,044$25,000 to $29,999
  • 22,252$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20,172$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17,491$40,000 to $44,999
  • 15,627$45,000 to $49,999
  • 29,487$50,000 to $59,999
  • 31,389$60,000 to $74,999
  • 27,505$75,000 to $99,999
  • 11,092$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,492$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,516$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,131$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Columbus, OH

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Columbus, OH
  • 1,098Less than $10,000
  • 517$10,000 to $14,999
  • 949$15,000 to $19,999
  • 109$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,078$25,000 to $29,999
  • 838$30,000 to $34,999
  • 789$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,135$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,315$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,388$60,000 to $69,999
  • 9,287$70,000 to $79,999
  • 9,892$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8,577$90,000 to $99,999
  • 17,988$100,000 to $124,999
  • 22,087$125,000 to $149,999
  • 19,189$150,000 to $174,999
  • 12,198$175,000 to $199,999
  • 16,146$200,000 to $249,999
  • 6,709$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,752$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,869$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,738$500,000 to $749,999
  • 436$750,000 to $999,999
  • 25$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 213$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Columbus, OH

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Columbus, OH
  • 1,881Less than $100
  • 2,278$100 to $149
  • 1,483$150 to $199
  • 3,081$200 to $249
  • 1,580$250 to $299
  • 2,002$300 to $349
  • 3,019$350 to $399
  • 5,560$400 to $449
  • 9,985$450 to $499
  • 13,726$500 to $549
  • 13,938$550 to $599
  • 16,783$600 to $649
  • 17,155$650 to $699
  • 15,068$700 to $749
  • 14,954$750 to $799
  • 21,740$800 to $899
  • 13,588$900 to $999
  • 17,200$1,000 to $1,249
  • 6,613$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,264$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,559$2,000 to $2,499
  • 307$2,500 to $2,999
  • 478$3,000 to $3,499
  • 66$3,500 or more
  • 3,209No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 21,9351995 to March 2000
  • 8,4741990 to 1994
  • 4,9801985 to 1989
  • 4,0241980 to 1984
  • 2,4711975 to 1979
  • 1,6281970 to 1974
  • 1,0641965 to 1969
  • 3,137Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Columbus commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 8,081
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 31,371
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 54,361
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 73,075
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 74,276
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 29,062
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 49,472
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 6,855
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 7,351
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 12,765
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,244
  • 90 or more minutes: 5,067
Columbus, OH Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.8%
Number of people working at home: 8,407 (2.3% of all workers)

Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 290,170 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 39,546 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13,904 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 59 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 27 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 24 (0%)
  • Taxi: 413 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 155 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,242 (0%)
  • Walked: 11,743 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,681 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 8,407 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 199,084
 German: 100,146
 United States or American: 51,427
 Irish: 50,404
 English: 36,797
 Italian: 29,239
 Subsaharan African:: 15,474
 Polish: 9,713
 African: 8,601
 French (except Basque): 7,464
 Scottish: 7,397
 Scotch-Irish: 7,010
 Welsh: 5,041
 European: 4,946
 Dutch: 4,724
 Arab:: 3,999
 Hungarian: 3,876
 Russian: 3,198
 Somalian: 2,824
 Swedish: 2,508
 British: 2,354
 Greek: 2,237
 Norwegian: 2,145
 Slovak: 1,577
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 1,495
 Swiss: 1,455
 French Canadian: 1,445
 Ukrainian: 1,435
 Czech: 1,275
 Ethiopian: 1,202
 Lebanese: 1,033
 Jamaican: 946
 Arab/Arabic: 891
 Nigerian: 802
 Czechoslovakian: 772
 Ghanian: 731
 Canadian: 726
 Romanian: 724
 Lithuanian: 685
 Iranian: 669
 Other Subsaharan African: 664
 Croatian: 661
 Austrian: 655
 Danish: 648
 Slovene: 541
 Finnish: 517
 Yugoslavian: 516
 Other Arab: 511
 Palestinian: 505
 Egyptian: 458
 Portuguese: 443
 Serbian: 428
 Scandinavian: 427
 Eastern European: 420
 Macedonian: 407
 Turkish: 364
 Belgian: 361
 Pennsylvania German: 329
 Syrian: 286
 Northern European: 279
 Brazilian: 265
 Latvian: 260
 Celtic: 201
 Bulgarian: 201
 Israeli: 196
 Slavic: 192
 Australian: 186
 Armenian: 177
 Liberian: 166
 West Indian: 140
 Albanian: 127
 Haitian: 118
 Jordanian: 114
 Moroccan: 102
 Iraqi: 99
 Afghan: 98
 Senegalese: 95
 Sierra Leonean: 88
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 87
 Kenyan: 86
 Zimbabwean: 82
 Cape Verdean: 56
 Guyanese: 48
 British West Indian: 44
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 43
 Carpatho Rusyn: 41
 Icelander: 36
 South African: 36
 Barbadian: 31
 Maltese: 29
 Bermudan: 28
 Cypriot: 27
 Bahamian: 25
 Belizean: 25
 Sudanese: 22
 Acadian/Cajun: 21
 Alsatian: 20
 Estonian: 19
 Ugandan: 19
 German Russian: 18
 Basque: 13
 Dutch West Indian: 8
 Luxemburger: 7
 Soviet Union: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 10%India
  • 9%Mexico
  • 8%Other Eastern Africa
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Korea
  • 4%Vietnam
  • 3%Japan

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 482,729
  • Northeast: 38,059
  • Midwest: 37,892
  • South: 86,047
  • West: 14,202

43% of Columbus residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Ohio.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,875
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 836
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,464
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,065
  • 9th grade: 4,531
  • 10th grade: 6,579
  • 11th grade: 6,853
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7,128
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 53,457
  • Less than 1 year of college: 13,141
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 32,046
  • Associate degree: 10,957
  • Bachelor's degree: 44,367
  • Master's degree: 13,422
  • Professional school degree: 5,184
  • Doctorate degree: 3,247

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,903
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 547
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,554
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,767
  • 9th grade: 4,854
  • 10th grade: 8,065
  • 11th grade: 8,556
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 8,034
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 66,891
  • Less than 1 year of college: 17,562
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 33,468
  • Associate degree: 13,796
  • Bachelor's degree: 43,257
  • Master's degree: 13,401
  • Professional school degree: 3,233
  • Doctorate degree: 1,947

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.7%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 6.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 6.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 9.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 6.6%Females
Columbus marital status for males
Columbus marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 152,459
  • One, attached: 26,229
  • Two: 16,836
  • 3 or 4: 34,020
  • 5 to 9: 40,132
  • 10 to 19: 26,680
  • 20 to 49: 13,633
  • 50 or more: 14,734
  • Mobile homes: 2,640
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 66

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,400

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Columbus:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,864
Here:

11.5%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,833
Here:

11.8%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,935
Here:

16.3%
Ohio:

23.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)