Columbus, OH
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Columbus is a very large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 860,090 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 (15.78%), sales jobs (9.60%), and management occupations (8.94%).

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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Columbus are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The education level of Columbus citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.81% of adults in Columbus have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $25,781, 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 $103,124 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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