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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: 388,841 (349,113 occupied: 153,511 owner occupied, 195,602 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1,849 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $185,450.

Median contract rent in 2016: $490 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $610)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $799


Median gross rent in Columbus, OH in 2016: $586

Housing units in Columbus with a mortgage: 113,128 (2,860 second mortgage, 11,119 home equity loan, 482 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40,383

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $76,655

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $48,950

Median monthly housing costs: $940


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Columbus, Ohio Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $140,700 (it was $99,100 in 2000)
Columbus:

$140,700
Ohio:

$140,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,400 - $205,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $166,469
Here:

$166,469
State:

$180,767

Townhouses or other attached units: $135,973
Here:

$135,973
State:

$157,588

In 2-unit structures: $225,869
Here:

$225,869
State:

$135,691

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,982
Here:

$118,982
State:

$122,936

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,569
Here:

$140,569
State:

$140,420

Mobile homes: $31,087
Here:

$31,087
State:

$48,655
Median year house/condo built: 1978

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 862,643
  • In family households: 611,099 (85,055 male householders, 99,793 female householders)
    113,028 spouses, 234,098 children (216,305 natural, 6,511 adopted, 11,282 stepchildren), 15,636 grandchildren, 13,778 brothers or sisters, 11,593 parents, 13,410 other relatives, 24,708 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 227,998 (80,703 male householders (59,051 living alone)), 83,562 female householders (65,643 living alone)), 63,733 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 23,546

Size of family households: 79,741 2-persons, 44,147 3-persons, 33,085 4-persons, 16,620 5-persons, 7,469 6-persons, 3,786 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 124,694 1-person, 32,061 2-persons, 4,577 3-persons, 2,070 4-persons, 282 5-persons, 378 6-persons, 203 7-or-more-persons.

92,774 married couples with children.
84,195 single-parent households (18,851 men, 65,344 women).

84.8% of residents of Columbus speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.8% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 101,300 (11.7%)
(44.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 204no bedroom
  • 2,6271 bedroom
  • 31,1122 bedrooms
  • 83,3003 bedrooms
  • 32,5484 bedrooms
  • 3,7205+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Ohio:

  • 7,283no bedroom
  • 47,1051 bedroom
  • 93,0352 bedrooms
  • 39,2893 bedrooms
  • 7,6984 bedrooms
  • 1,1925+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 4,484no vehicle
  • 50,6461 vehicle
  • 69,5572 vehicles
  • 21,8973 vehicles
  • 5,6014 vehicles
  • 1,3265+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

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

  • 28,196no vehicle
  • 98,4821 vehicle
  • 53,9152 vehicles
  • 11,3693 vehicles
  • 1,8834 vehicles
  • 1,7575+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus, Ohio:

  • 2041 room
  • 3572 rooms
  • 2,8983 rooms
  • 11,6934 rooms
  • 31,3395 rooms
  • 41,1446 rooms
  • 24,5667 rooms
  • 21,1628 rooms
  • 20,1489+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Ohio:

  • 6,2011 room
  • 11,8952 rooms
  • 39,4543 rooms
  • 55,0584 rooms
  • 42,8375 rooms
  • 21,6186 rooms
  • 11,4727 rooms
  • 4,1458 rooms
  • 2,9229+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 32,008Less than $10,000
  • 18,065$10,000 to $14,999
  • 17,801$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18,816$20,000 to $24,999
  • 18,571$25,000 to $29,999
  • 21,279$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15,695$35,000 to $39,999
  • 18,162$40,000 to $44,999
  • 15,111$45,000 to $49,999
  • 29,923$50,000 to $59,999
  • 39,394$60,000 to $74,999
  • 42,359$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27,475$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13,480$125,000 to $149,999
  • 12,452$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8,522$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Columbus, OH

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Columbus, OH
  • 1,154Less than $10,000
  • 462$10,000 to $14,999
  • 713$15,000 to $19,999
  • 596$20,000 to $24,999
  • 669$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,028$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,410$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,182$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,047$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,272$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7,148$70,000 to $79,999
  • 8,800$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7,816$90,000 to $99,999
  • 19,368$100,000 to $124,999
  • 20,825$125,000 to $149,999
  • 17,552$150,000 to $174,999
  • 11,176$175,000 to $199,999
  • 17,102$200,000 to $249,999
  • 9,660$250,000 to $299,999
  • 7,531$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,526$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,328$500,000 to $749,999
  • 722$750,000 to $999,999
  • 357$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 67$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Columbus, OH

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Columbus, OH
  • 1,773Less than $100
  • 1,900$100 to $149
  • 1,579$150 to $199
  • 3,064$200 to $249
  • 1,828$250 to $299
  • 1,525$300 to $349
  • 1,810$350 to $399
  • 5,147$400 to $449
  • 8,027$450 to $499
  • 13,902$500 to $549
  • 14,635$550 to $599
  • 17,869$600 to $649
  • 16,222$650 to $699
  • 13,650$700 to $749
  • 13,404$750 to $799
  • 22,634$800 to $899
  • 17,696$900 to $999
  • 18,613$1,000 to $1,249
  • 8,478$1,250 to $1,499
  • 5,983$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,599$2,000 to $2,499
  • 164$2,500 to $2,999
  • 80$3,000 to $3,499
  • 4,020No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 36,9402010 or later
  • 35,9642000 to 2009
  • 16,3321990 to 1999
  • 9,0041980 to 1989
  • 4,0991970 to 1979
  • 4,201Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Columbus commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 8,810
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 34,422
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 58,955
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 85,132
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 88,527
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 38,875
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 59,989
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 9,415
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 9,722
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 15,627
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,791
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,854
Columbus, OH Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.3%
Number of people working at home: 19,106 (4.3% of all workers)

Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 429,111 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 33,047 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11,779 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 111 (0%)
  • Railroad: 67 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 56 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6,336 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2,882 (1%)
  • Walked: 12,378 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 19,106 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 47,144
 American: 22,900
 Irish: 20,320
 English: 15,754
 African: 13,029
 Italian: 13,025
 Somali: 11,677
 European: 6,869
 Scottish: 4,812
 Polish: 4,695
 Ethiopian: 3,070
 Ghanaian: 2,897
 French (except Basque): 2,350
 Welsh: 2,220
 Moroccan: 2,216
 Scotch-Irish: 2,159
 Greek: 2,075
 Hungarian: 1,666
 British: 1,554
 Dutch: 1,514
 Russian: 1,459
 Kenyan: 1,335
 Egyptian: 1,264
 Jordanian: 1,116
 Ukrainian: 1,079
 Norwegian: 1,050
 Macedonian: 1,043
 Nigerian: 1,030
 Slovak: 982
 Turkish: 938
 Iranian: 911
 Brazilian: 860
 Eastern European: 811
 French Canadian: 805
 Swiss: 767
 Lebanese: 699
 Palestinian: 698
 Swedish: 676
 Romanian: 614
 Sierra Leonean: 584
 Arab: 543
 Czech: 542
 Haitian: 475
 Iraqi: 415
 Ugandan: 396
 Afghan: 393
 Jamaican: 391
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 379
 Scandinavian: 375
 Northern European: 334
 Austrian: 301
 Syrian: 294
 Portuguese: 272
 Lithuanian: 267
 Croatian: 249
 Sudanese: 224
 Czechoslovakian: 220
 Pennsylvania German: 219
 Liberian: 219
 Finnish: 211
 Senegalese: 201
 Danish: 199
 Serbian: 174
 Belgian: 170
 Yugoslavian: 167
 Canadian: 159
 West Indian: 158
 Slovene: 134
 Albanian: 128
 Slavic: 105
 Barbadian: 102
 Latvian: 85
 Celtic: 80
 Zimbabwean: 74
 Israeli: 65
 British West Indian: 65
 Armenian: 62
 Estonian: 61
 German Russian: 57
 Guyanese: 52
 South African: 46
 New Zealander: 40
 Bahamian: 35
 Bulgarian: 30
 Cajun: 29
 Icelander: 28
 Carpatho Rusyn: 26
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 26
 Basque: 25
 Australian: 19
 Alsatian: 18
 Dutch West Indian: 11
 Cape Verdean: 8
 Belizean: 6
 Maltese: 6

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

  • 11%India
  • 11%Mexico
  • 8%Somalia
  • 6%Ghana
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Other South Central Asia
  • 3%Kenya

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

  • This state: 565,589
  • Other state: 187,653
  • Northeast: 41,936
  • Midwest: 47,543
  • South: 78,983
  • West: 19,191

78% of Columbus residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Ohio.

Columbus:

77.6%
State average:

85.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4,185
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 733
  • 5th and 6th grade: 822
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,472
  • 9th grade: 4,427
  • 10th grade: 5,470
  • 11th grade: 6,845
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,905
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 73,469
  • Less than 1 year of college: 13,295
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 42,648
  • Associate degree: 19,114
  • Bachelor's degree: 64,765
  • Master's degree: 20,738
  • Professional school degree: 5,259
  • Doctorate degree: 5,077

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5,002
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 239
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,614
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,425
  • 9th grade: 3,139
  • 10th grade: 6,022
  • 11th grade: 7,827
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,785
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 78,375
  • Less than 1 year of college: 16,670
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 40,640
  • Associate degree: 23,185
  • Bachelor's degree: 68,145
  • Master's degree: 28,727
  • Professional school degree: 4,399
  • Doctorate degree: 3,405

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 3.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.1%Males
  • 12.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 22.4%Males
  • 10.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 7.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.2%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 8.6%Females
Columbus marital status for males
Columbus marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 184,602
  • One, attached: 36,302
  • Two: 11,859
  • 3 or 4: 37,482
  • 5 to 9: 48,503
  • 10 to 19: 30,326
  • 20 to 49: 16,337
  • 50 or more: 20,359
  • Mobile homes: 3,024
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 47

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,300

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Columbus:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbus
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (84.9%)
  • Electricity (14.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (56.9%)
  • Electricity (41.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,813
Here:

11.3%
Ohio:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,143
Here:

11.6%
Ohio:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11,575
Here:

17.2%
Ohio:

23.5%

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)