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1.6% growth
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4.64% growth
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1.59% growth
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2.63% growth


The economy of Columbus, OH employs 452,552 people. The economy of Columbus, OH is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Transportation & Warehousing; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.69; 1.27; and 1.17 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Columbus, OH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (72,135), Retail trade (58,968), and Educational Services (39,035), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,455), Utilities ($60,797), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,922).

Median household income in Columbus, OH is $49,602. Males in Columbus, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,287. The income inequality of Columbus, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Columbus, OH. In Franklin County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 101 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,720. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Columbus, OH is from the county of Franklin County, OH.

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Columbus, OH is home to a population of 862,643 people, from which 93.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Columbus, OH is composed of 486,470 White residents (56.4%), 245,915 Black residents (28.5%), 49,750 Hispanic residents (5.77%), 44,463 Asian residents (5.15%), and 32,124 Two+ residents (3.72%). The most common foreign languages in Columbus, OH are Spanish (32,503 speakers), African Languages (22,853 speakers), and Chinese (8,146 speakers), but compared to other places, Columbus, OH has a relative high number of African Languages (22,853 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (1,720 speakers), and Laotian (943 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Columbus, OH awarded 26,631 degrees. The student population of Columbus, OH is skewed towards females, with 11,792 male students and 14,839 female students. Most students in Columbus, OH are White (18,249 and 68.5%), followed by Black or African American (2,972 and 11.2%), Asian (1,075 and 4.04%), and Hispanic or Latino (839 and 3.15%). The largest universities in Columbus, OH by number of graduates are Ohio State University-Main Campus (15,308 and 57.5%), Columbus State Community College (5,591 and 21%), and Franklin University (1,776 and 6.67%). The most popular majors in Columbus, OH are Registered Nursing (761 and 2.86%), General Business Administration & Management (590 and 2.22%), and General Psychology (580 and 2.18%). The median tuition costs in Columbus, OH are $30,500 for private four year colleges, and $9,168 and $27,360 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbus, OH is $140,700, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $137,100 to $140,700, a 2.63% increase. The homeownership rate of Columbus, OH is 44%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Columbus, OH have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Columbus, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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