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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
  • 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
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Ohio
  • 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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 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
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus in renter-occupied apartments
  • 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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus, Ohio
  • 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
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Ohio
  • 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
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
  • Columbus, OH household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in 2016
  • 32,008Less than $10,000
  • 35,866$10,000 to $19,999
  • 37,387$20,000 to $29,999
  • 36,974$30,000 to $39,999
  • 33,273$40,000 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

  • Distribution of house value in Columbus, OH in 2016
  • 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

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Columbus, OH in 2016
  • 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
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016

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

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016

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
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Columbus

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%)
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
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Columbus, Ohio
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Columbus, Ohio
  • 36,9402010 or later
  • 35,9642000 to 2009
  • 16,3321990 to 1999
  • 9,0041980 to 1989
  • 4,0991970 to 1979
  • 4,201Before 1970
Ancestries in Columbus, OH

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 47,144 (9.7%)
  • American: 22,900 (4.7%)
  • Irish: 20,320 (4.2%)
  • English: 15,754 (3.2%)
  • African: 13,029 (2.7%)
  • Italian: 13,025 (2.7%)
  • Somali: 11,677 (2.4%)
  • European: 6,869 (1.4%)
  • Scottish: 4,812 (1.0%)
  • Polish: 4,695 (1.0%)
  • Ethiopian: 3,070 (0.6%)
  • Ghanaian: 2,897 (0.6%)
  • French: 2,350 (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 2,220 (0.5%)
  • Moroccan: 2,216 (0.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,159 (0.4%)
  • Greek: 2,075 (0.4%)
  • Hungarian: 1,666 (0.3%)
  • British: 1,554 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 1,514 (0.3%)
  • Russian: 1,459 (0.3%)
  • Kenyan: 1,335 (0.3%)
  • Egyptian: 1,264 (0.3%)
  • Jordanian: 1,116 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,079 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 1,050 (0.2%)
  • Macedonian: 1,043 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 1,030 (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 982 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 938 (0.2%)
  • Iranian: 911 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 860 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 811 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 805 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 767 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 699 (0.1%)
  • Palestinian: 698 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 676 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 614 (0.1%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 584 (0.1%)
  • Arab: 543 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 542 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 475 (0.10%)
  • Iraqi: 415 (0.09%)
  • Ugandan: 396 (0.08%)
  • Afghan: 393 (0.08%)
  • Jamaican: 391 (0.08%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 379 (0.08%)
  • Scandinavian: 375 (0.08%)
  • Northern European: 334 (0.07%)
  • Austrian: 301 (0.06%)
  • Syrian: 294 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 272 (0.06%)
  • Lithuanian: 267 (0.05%)
  • Croatian: 249 (0.05%)
  • Sudanese: 224 (0.05%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 220 (0.05%)
  • Liberian: 219 (0.05%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 219 (0.05%)
  • Finnish: 211 (0.04%)
  • Senegalese: 201 (0.04%)
  • Danish: 199 (0.04%)
  • Serbian: 174 (0.04%)
  • Belgian: 170 (0.04%)
  • Yugoslavian: 167 (0.03%)
  • Canadian: 159 (0.03%)
  • West Indian: 158 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 134 (0.03%)
  • Albanian: 128 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 105 (0.02%)
  • Barbadian: 102 (0.02%)
  • Latvian: 85 (0.02%)
  • Celtic: 80 (0.02%)
  • Zimbabwean: 74 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 65 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 65 (0.01%)
  • Armenian: 62 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 61 (0.01%)
  • German Russian: 57 (0.01%)
  • Guyanese: 52 (0.01%)
  • South African: 46 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 40 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 35 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 30 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 29 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 28 (0.01%)
  • Carpatho Rusyn: 26 (0.01%)
  • Assyrian: 26 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 25 (0.01%)

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

India
Columbus:

11.1% (11,367)
Ohio:

11.0% (53,144)

Mexico
Columbus:

10.7% (10,950)
Ohio:

9.2% (44,482)

Somalia
Columbus:

7.8% (8,030)
Ohio:

1.8% (8,572)

Ghana
Columbus:

6.3% (6,512)
Ohio:

1.7% (8,204)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Columbus:

5.9% (6,035)
Ohio:

6.8% (32,973)

Other South Central Asia
Columbus:

4.6% (4,700)
Ohio:

1.5% (7,252)

Kenya
Columbus:

3.2% (3,277)
Ohio:

0.9% (4,296)

Other Western Africa
Columbus:

2.9% (2,947)
Ohio:

1.3% (6,291)

Ethiopia
Columbus:

2.4% (2,442)
Ohio:

1.0% (4,868)

El Salvador
Columbus:

2.2% (2,282)
Ohio:

1.1% (5,378)

Vietnam
Columbus:

1.8% (1,815)
Ohio:

2.3% (10,906)

Iraq
Columbus:

1.7% (1,768)
Ohio:

0.7% (3,184)

Korea
Columbus:

1.7% (1,722)
Ohio:

2.6% (12,489)

Russia
Columbus:

1.5% (1,588)
Ohio:

2.0% (9,842)

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

77.6% of Columbus residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58.0% 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
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbus, OH
  • 84.9%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbus, OH
  • 56.9%Utility gas
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood

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 Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability