Columbus Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Columbus?

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There are 889,079 residents in Columbus, with a median age of 32.4. Of this, 48.79% are males and 51.21% are females. US-born citizens make up 86.02% of the resident pool in Columbus, while non-US-born citizens account for 7.07%. Additionally, 6.91% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 689,672 people in Columbus currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 889,079 1.2%
Male Population 433,751 0.9%
Female Population 455,328 1.5%
Male population 48.79%
Female population 51.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 32.4 0.6%
Citizen US Born 764,773 1.1%
Citizen not US Born 62,860 5.4%
Not Citizen 61,446 -1.2%
Citizen US Born 86.02%
Citizen not US Born 7.07%
Not Citizen 6.91%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 7,332 -6.0%
Moved from Same County 124,604 -5.4%
Moved from Same State 31,417 1.4%
Moved from Different State 23,146 10.1%
Same House as Last Year 689,672 2.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.84%
Moved from Same County 14.22%
Moved from Same State 3.59%
Moved from Different State 2.64%
Same House as Last Year 78.71%

What are the employment statistics in Columbus?

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White-collar workers make up 80.92% of the working population in Columbus, while blue-collar employees account for 19.08%. There are also 29,079 entrepreneurs in Columbus (6.18% of the workforce); 331,928 workers employed in private companies (70.55%); and 63,754 people working in governmental institutions (13.55%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 380,701 0.6%
Blue Collar 89,776 1.1%
White Collar 80.92%
Blue Collar 19.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 29,079 5.0%
Private Companies 331,928 -1.0%
Governmental Workers 63,754 4.7%
Not for Profit Companies 45,716 5.4%
Self Employees 6.18%
Private Companies 70.55%
Governmental Workers 13.55%
Not for Profit Companies 9.72%

How many households are there in Columbus?

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There are a total of 362,626 households in Columbus, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 52.81% of these Columbus households, while non-family units account for the remaining 47.19%. Additionally, 27.83% of households have children and 72.17% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 362,626 1.5%
Average People Per Household 2 0.0%
Family Households 191,495 0.5%
Non-family Households 171,131 2.7%
Family Households 52.81%
Non-family Households 47.19%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 100,930 -0.1%
Households without Children 261,696 2.2%
Households with Children 27.83%
Households without Children 72.17%

What are the median and average incomes in Columbus?

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The average annual household income in Columbus is $70,667, while the median household income sits at $54,902 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $61,307, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $59,116. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $32,108 and $41,565, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $70,667 2.0%
Median Household Income $54,902 2.2%
People below Poverty Level 161,452 -1.0%
People above Poverty Level 690,233 1.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Columbus?

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There are 395,162 housing units in Columbus, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1978. Of the 362,626 occupied housing units in Columbus, 44.86% are owner-occupied, while 55.14% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 72.33% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $165,400. In general, housing costs reach $1,035 per month in Columbus.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 395,162 0.6%
Median Year Built 1978 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 46,184 1.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 18,490 -5.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 42,243 -0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 46,631 -1.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 56,883 -3.4%
Built between 1980 and 1989 52,805 3.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 60,461 0.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 44,705 -0.1%
Built in 2010 or Later 26,760 14.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 362,626 1.5%
Owner Occupied 162,690 1.8%
Renter Occupied 199,936 1.3%
Owner Occupied 44.86%
Renter Occupied 55.14%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 117,669 0.8%
Without Mortgage 45,021 4.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $165,400 5.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $142,300 7.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,035 2.2%
With Mortgage 72.33%
Without Mortgage 27.67%

What is the level of education in Columbus?

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Approximately 32.38% of the population in Columbus holds a high school degree (that's 223,564 residents), while 23.81% have attained a college certificate (163,271 locals) and 22.59% have a bachelor's degree (156,015 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 22,113 4.2%
Some High School 223,564 0.8%
Some College 163,271 1.3%
Associate Degree 46,207 4.1%
Bachelor's Degree 156,015 1.9%
Graduate Degree 78,193 4.5%
No High School 3.2%
Some High School 32.38%
Some College 23.81%
Associate Degree 6.69%
Bachelor's Degree 22.59%
Graduate Degree 11.32%

What is the marital status of Columbus residents?

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A total of 325,977 people in Columbus have never been married (which represents 45.38% of the total population), while 273,624 of them are wedded (38.09%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 15,029 (2.09%) and 88,137 (12.27%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 325,977 2.1%
Married 273,624 0.5%
Separated 15,029 2.2%
Widowed 30,572 1.1%
Divorced 88,137 0.4%
Never Married 45.38%
Married 38.09%
Separated 2.09%
Widowed 4.26%
Divorced 12.27%

What are the most common means of transportation in Columbus?

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The top three means of transportation people in Columbus use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 392,671 residents commute by car, 13,968 prefer going to work by walking and 12,565 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 392,671 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 12,565 -10.3%
Subway or Elevated 12 N/A
Railroad 18 -14.3%
Ferryboat 8 0.0%
Bicycle 2,062 -24.5%
Motorcycle 296 18.9%
TaxiCab 812 16.3%
Walk 13,968 -0.7%

What is the median and average household income in Columbus by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
43204 43,592 17,220 $48,770.00 $61,660.00
43205 12,590 5,510 $40,559.00 $60,218.00
43206 22,430 10,435 $59,082.00 $82,137.00
43207 47,118 18,656 $50,582.00 $59,625.00
43209 29,013 11,990 $69,290.00 $114,469.00
43210 12,506 192 $19,107.00 $32,472.00
43085 26,395 10,115 $93,953.00 $118,420.00
43201 33,792 13,106 $34,884.00 $58,864.00
43202 20,424 8,889 $56,332.00 $71,603.00
43203 8,415 3,758 $36,418.00 $47,659.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 43085 43201 43202 43203 43204 43205 43206 43207 43209 43210 43211 43212 43213 43214 43215 43219 43220 43221 43222 43223 43224 43227 43228 43229 43230 43231 43232 43235 43240

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