Columbus Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Columbus Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
898,553

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.3%
5 - 17:
15.2%
18 - 24:
11.5%
25 - 34:
21.0%
35 - 54:
24.3%
55 - 64:
10.6%
Over 65 Years:
10.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
7.7%
7.7%
High School Graduates
89.8%
89.8%
College Graduated
36.6%
36.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Columbus
$29,322
$29,322
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Columbus
$53,745
$53,745
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
19.5%

Employment Industries in Columbus

 
Healthcare
15.5%
15.5%
Retail
12.5%
12.5%
Education
9.0%
9.0%
Accommodation
8.6%
8.6%
Finance
7.9%
7.9%
Manufacturing
7.5%
7.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7.0%
7.0%
Transportation
6.0%
6.0%
Administration
5.1%
5.1%
Other
4.0%
4.0%
Public Service
3.9%
3.9%
Construction
3.7%
3.7%
Wholesale
2.6%
2.6%
Information Technology
2.3%
2.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
55.1%
55.1%
Black or African American
28.6%
28.6%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
6.2%
6.2%
Asian
5.8%
5.8%
Other Race / Two or More Races
4.1%
4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
16.4%
16.4%
Irish
10.1%
10.1%
English
6.1%
6.1%
Italian
4.9%
4.9%
Polish
2.2%
2.2%
African
1.9%
1.9%
French
1.7%
1.7%
Scottish
1.7%
1.7%
Somalian
1.6%
1.6%
European
1.4%
1.4%
Welsh
1.1%
1.1%
Dutch
0.9%
0.9%
Hungarian
0.8%
0.8%
Scots-Irish
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.6%
0.6%
Russian
0.6%
0.6%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Ethiopian
0.5%
0.5%
Greek
0.4%
0.4%
Norwegian
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
84.2%
84.2%
Spanish
4.3%
4.3%
African languages
3.2%
3.2%
Langs. of India
1.2%
1.2%
Chinese
1.1%
1.1%
Arabic
1.0%
1.0%
French
0.7%
0.7%
Other Asian languages
0.6%
0.6%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Korean
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
French Creole
0.1%
0.1%
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian)
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Columbus Residents:
12.7%