Columbus, OH
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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.

Columbus is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Columbus is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One important feature of Columbus is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.22% 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 citizens of Columbus are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.