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 898,553 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (13.59%), sales jobs (9.38%), and management occupations (8.85%).

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.

One important feature of Columbus is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.14% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Columbus anyway. So, if you like to drive, Columbus is the city for you! The landscape around Columbus reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The education level of Columbus citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.72% of adults in Columbus have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2018 was $27,967, 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 $111,868 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.