Columbus, OH
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Living in Columbus


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

Columbus is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Columbus is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), sales jobs (10.22%), and management occupations (8.95%).

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

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

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

Of the large cities in America, Columbus is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 82.15% of people in Columbus drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Columbus, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

Even though Columbus is not a small city, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.

In terms of college education, Columbus is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.04% of adults in Columbus have a college degree.

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

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

Columbus also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.60%.

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