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Ohio’s largest city, Columbus has an outstanding reputation for livability and was named the best place in the country to raise a family by BusinessWeek in 2009. Accolades for its business climate, tech friendliness and educated residents are among Columbus’ selling points. ComFest, a multi-day music event, and the Ohio State Fair draw thousands of residents to Columbus each year. The weather is hot in the summer, and cold but not excessively snowy in the winter. A wide variety of companies make their homes here, creating diverse employment options. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are nationally famous.

Columbus, OH Demographics

  • Total Population852,144
  • Female 415,208
    Male 436,936
  • Median Age32.2

Average Rent in Columbus, OH

  • Columbus, OH Average Rental Price, December 2019 $945 /mo

Columbus, OH Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5001%
  • $501-$70022%
  • $701-$1,00046%
  • $1,001-$1,50024%
  • $1,501-$2,0005%
  • > $2,0002%

Columbus, OH Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Dec / 2019
Columbus, OH $834 $845 $864 $877 $884 $911 $914 $922 $941 $941 $945
National $1,354 $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,473 $1,474
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Columbus, OH Households

  • Total Number of Households345,282
  • Family 184,978
    Non-family 160,304
  • Children 98,814
    No Children 246,468
  • Average People Per Household2.4
  • Median Household Income$49,478
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$955

Columbus, OH Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School34%
  • Some College24%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree22%
  • Graduate Degree11%

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