Columbus is a very large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 879,170 people and 213 constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Columbus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.17%), sales jobs (9.39%), and management occupations (9.11%).
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.
Columbus is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Columbus. This makes Columbus a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Columbus presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
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: 0.83% 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.
The education level of Columbus citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.07% of adults in Columbus have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $26,778, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,112 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.