Columbus Metro Area

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The Columbus metro area is centered in Ohio and has 1,819,568 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.
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Columbus Metro Area

Cities

Name Population
Columbus 779,573
Newark 47,657
Dublin 40,353
Lancaster 38,768
Westerville 36,164
Reynoldsburg 35,576
Grove City 34,735
Delaware 34,268
Upper Arlington 33,785
Gahanna 33,223
Hilliard 27,888
Marysville 22,089
Whitehall 18,180
Pickerington 17,563
Pataskala 14,527
Worthington 13,866
Circleville 13,375
Bexley 13,072
Powell 11,145
Heath 10,173
London 9,796
Lincoln Village 9,383
Blacklick Estates 8,677
New Albany 7,492
Canal Winchester 6,765
Grandview Heights 6,571
Granville 5,606
Groveport 5,207
Johnstown 5,180
Huber Ridge 4,813
Obetz 4,540
Lake Darby 4,476
Sunbury 4,275
West Jefferson 4,230
Ashville 4,019
Plain City 3,810
Mount Gilead 3,691
Beechwood Trails 3,130
Baltimore 2,986
Buckeye Lake 2,781
Utica 2,381
Hebron 2,335
Cardington 2,259
Richwood 2,222
South Bloomfield 1,855
Mount Sterling 1,726
Harbor Hills 1,552
Choctaw Lake 1,498
Fairfield Beach 1,382
Minerva Park 1,328
Commercial Point 1,307
Bremen 1,302
New California 1,250
Ashley 1,218
Williamsport 1,118
Logan Elm Village 1,082
Urbancrest 1,080
Millersport 1,044
Etna 1,035
Pleasantville 1,011
Hanover 940
Valleyview 870
Shawnee Hills 819
Lithopolis 782
Galena 719
Amanda 710
Milford Center 704
Hide-A-Way Hills 703
Marble Cliff 692
Darbydale 670
New Holland 652
Marne 648
Hartford 621
Stoutsville 591
Ostrander 578
Thurston 577
Kirkersville 563
Riverlea 510
Sugar Grove 496
Edison 470
Carroll 466
South Solon 416
Derby 387
Unionville Center 365
Harrisburg 359
Lockbourne 343
St. Louisville 324
Orient 303
Marengo 303
Fulton 302
Alexandria 294
Gratiot 284
Magnetic Springs 271
Rushville 256
Midway 255
Tarlton 251
Iberia 241
Chesterville 236
Brownsville 223
Lafayette 217

Nearby Metro Areas

Name Population
Dayton Metro Area 843,230
Cleveland Metro Area 2,080,318
Cincinnati Metro Area 2,120,924
Charleston Metro Area 303,980
Pittsburgh Metro Area 2,357,769
Indianapolis Metro Area 1,739,071
Detroit Metro Area 4,320,982
Louisville Metro Area 1,273,988
Grand Rapids Metro Area 774,664
Buffalo Metro Area 1,135,750

Comparable Metro Areas

Name Population Distance
Cincinnati Metro Area 2,120,924 117 mi.
Cleveland Metro Area 2,080,318 112 mi.
Dayton Metro Area 843,230 81 mi.
Indianapolis Metro Area 1,739,071 185 mi.
Pittsburgh Metro Area 2,357,769 169 mi.

ZIP Codes

Name Population
43055 59,879
43130 59,455
43123 57,520
43026 55,874
43081 55,447
43068 52,326
43228 51,939
43230 51,339
43015 47,907
43229 44,477
43207 44,348
43232 41,895
43204 41,180
43235 38,667
43065 38,148
43147 37,780
43017 36,621
43224 35,917
43201 32,855
43221 32,797
43110 32,565
43016 31,895
43040 31,484
43213 29,402
43082 29,361
43050 28,401
43119 27,960
43223 27,458
43209 27,449
43062 26,834
43219 26,800
44903 26,313
43214 24,701
43140 24,233
43035 23,746
43113 23,516
43220 23,400
43085 23,384
43004 22,943
43206 22,846
43227 22,770
43211 20,957
43054 20,330
43202 19,619
43212 18,782
43231 18,201
43056 17,285
44833 16,754
44904 14,326
43064 13,002
43146 12,895
43023 12,617
43074 12,106
43215 12,074
43205 12,037
43031 11,923
43125 11,590
43338 10,552
43103 10,455
43210 10,425
43021 9,607
43019 9,257
43076 8,871
43105 8,388
43203 8,101
44813 7,958
43315 7,521
43162 6,832
43011 6,749
43334 5,908
43080 5,814
43830 5,795
43344 5,746
43143 5,738
43025 5,497
43044 4,887
43822 4,868
43112 4,777
43135 4,733
43222 4,451
43102 4,407
45644 3,978
43061 3,734
45369 3,634
43046 3,369
43240 3,261
43107 3,190
43154 3,164
43342 3,152
43314 2,873
43003 2,788
43150 2,780
43164 2,712
43217 2,566
43358 2,552
43155 2,355
43137 2,345
43008 2,327
43060 2,325
43148 2,323

School Districts

Name
Columbus City School District
South-Western City School District
Olentangy Local School District
Hilliard City School District
Westerville City School District
Worthington City School District
Dublin City School District
Pickerington Local School District
Reynoldsburg City School District
Newark City School District
Gahanna-Jefferson City School District
Lancaster City School District
Groveport Madison Local School District
Marysville Exempted Village School District
Delaware City School District
Teays Valley Local School District
Upper Arlington City School District
Southwest Licking Local School District
Whitehall City School District
Big Walnut Local School District
Circleville City School District
Logan Elm Local School District
River View Local School District
New Albany-Plain Local School District
Fairfield Union Local School District
Jonathan Alder Local School District
Lexington Local School District
Highland Local School District (Sparta)
Bexley City School District
Northern Local School District
Buckeye Valley Local School District
Licking Heights Local School District
Madison-Plains Local School District
Cardington-Lincoln Local School District
Adena Local School District
Grandview Heights City School District
Lakewood Local School District
River Valley Local School District
Hamilton Local School District
West Muskingum Local School District
Johnstown-Monroe Local School District
Galion City School District
Heath City School District
Bloom-Carroll Local School District
Amanda-Clearcreek Local School District
Granville Exempted Village School District
Canal Winchester Local School District
North Fork Local School District
Elgin Local School District
Northridge Local School District (Johnstown)
Licking Valley Local School District
East Knox Local School District
Fairbanks Local School District
Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District
Jefferson Local School District
Northmor Local School District
Berne Union Local School District
Miami Trace Local School District
Triad Local School District
Mount Gilead Exempted Village School District
Centerburg Local School District
Benjamin Logan Local School District
Westfall Local School District
North Union Local School District
London City School District
Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District
Walnut Township Local School District

Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 Lincoln High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Grove City High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Dublin Coffman High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Upper Arlington High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Pickerington High School North Public 9-12 High
3.66 Hilliard Davidson High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Central Crossing High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Pickerington High School Central Public 9-12 High
3.00 Lancaster High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Westland High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Westerville Central High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
3.33 Marysville High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Thomas Worthington High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Groveport Madison High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Westerville South High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Westerville North High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Olentangy Liberty High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Reynoldsburg High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Newark High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Hilliard Bradley High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Hilliard Darby High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Rutherford B. Hayes High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Worthington Kilbourne High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Dublin Scioto High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Orange High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Dublin Jerome High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Franklin Heights High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 New Albany High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Olentangy High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Watkins Memorial High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Miami Trace Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Olentangy Orange Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 Northland High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Hamilton Elementary School Public PK-3 Pre-K, Elementary
Bishop Watterson High School Private 9-12 High
1.00 Briggs High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Genoa Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.66 London Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Teays Valley High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Whetstone High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Canal Winchester High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 New Albany Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 West High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Groveport Community School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Watkins Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Ann Simpson Davis Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Big Walnut High School Public 7, 9-12 Middle, High
3.33 Pickerington Lakeview Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 John Sells Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Walnut Springs Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Olentangy Shanahan Middle School Public 6-9 Middle, High
2.33 Winchester Trail Elementary School Public 3-5 Elementary
1.00 Woodward Park Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Pickerington Ridgeview Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
3.33 Canal Winchester Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Hilliard Weaver Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
St. Paul School Private K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Francis de Sales High School Private 9-12 High
3.00 Licking Valley Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Bunsold Middle School Public 7-9 Middle, High
2.66 Creekview Intermediate Elementary School Public 5-6 Elementary, Middle
1.00 Marion-Franklin High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Pleasant View Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Henry Karrer Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Indian Trail Elementary School Public PK-2 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Granville High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Heritage Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 Linden-McKinley STEM School Public 7-12 Middle, High
2.66 Frank B. Willis Intermediate Middle School Public 5-7 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Buckeye Woods Elementary School Public PK-4 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Licking Heights High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Hamilton Township High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Olentangy Liberty Middle School Public 6-9 Middle, High
3.33 Miami Trace High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Lexington High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Centennial High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Hilliard Memorial Middle School Public 7-10 Middle, High
1.00 Independence High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Licking Heights South Elementary School Public 2-4 Elementary
2.00 Hamilton Intermediate School Public 4-6 Elementary, Middle
1.66 Whitehall Yearling High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Beechcroft High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Licking Heights Central Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.00 Walnut Ridge High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 New Albany Elementary School (4-5) Public 4-5 Elementary
3.66 Hilliard Heritage Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Barrington Road Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Westfall Elementary School Public PK-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Sheridan High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Brookhaven High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Darby Woods Elementary School Public PK-4 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 John C. Dempsey Middle School Public 7-10 Middle, High
1.66 Eastmoor Academy Public 9-12 High
3.33 New Albany Elementary School (2-3) Public 2-3 Elementary
4.33 Willard Grizzell Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Fouse Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Bishop Hartley High School Private 9-12 High
3.00 Sycamore Creek Elementary School Public PK-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Liberty Tree Elementary School Public PK-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Thomas Ewing Junior High School Public 6-8 Middle

Colleges

Name
Ohio State University
Columbus State Community College
Franklin University
Clark State Community College
Hocking College
Central Ohio Technical College
DeVry University - Ohio
Ashland University
Cedarville University
Ohio Christian University
Zane State College
North Central State College
Marion Technical College
Capital University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University - Lancaster
Otterbein University
Denison University
Ohio State University - Newark
Ohio University - Chillicothe
Ohio Dominican University
Central State University
Ohio University - Zanesville
Wittenberg University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Kenyon College
Urbana University
Hondros College
Columbus College of Art & Design
Wilmington College
Ohio State University - Marion
Ohio State University - Mansfield
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Fortis College - Columbus
Ohio Hi Point Joint Vocational School District
Bradford School - Columbus
Wilberforce University
Everest Institute - Gahanna
ITT Technical Institute - Hilliard
American School of Technology
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District
Knox County Career Center
Adult Center for Education
Career & Technology Education Centers of Licking County
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Greene County Career Center
Adult & Community Education - Hudson
Madison Adult Career Center
Tri-County Adult Career Center
American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Daymar College - Chillicothe
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Ohio State College of Barber Styling
Pontifical College Josephinum
Pioneer Career & Technology Center
Antioch University - Midwest
School of Advertising Art
The Spa School
Delaware Area Career Center
Ohio State School of Cosmetology - Westerville
Ohio State School of Cosmetology - Canal Winchester
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
International College of Broadcasting
Nationwide Beauty Academy
Daymar College - Lancaster
Carousel Beauty College - Springfield
Rosedale Bible College
Ohio State School of Cosmetology & Experts Barber School
Valley Beauty School - Zanesville
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Race Columbus Metro Area United States Cincinnati Metro Area Cleveland Metro Area Dayton Metro Area Indianapolis Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
White 76.29% 64.16% 81.88% 71.99% 79.01% 75.08% 87.21%
African American 14.57% 12.21% 11.93% 19.68% 14.79% 14.64% 8.06%
Hispanic 3.49% 16.05% 2.48% 4.60% 2.02% 5.89% 1.25%
Asian 3.03% 4.67% 1.83% 1.97% 1.84% 2.15% 1.72%
Other 2.59% 2.87% 1.84% 1.72% 2.30% 2.19% 1.71%

Gender

Gender Columbus Metro Area United States Cincinnati Metro Area Cleveland Metro Area Dayton Metro Area Indianapolis Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Male 49.1% 49.2% 48.9% 48.0% 48.4% 48.8% 48.3%
Female 50.9% 50.8% 51.1% 52.0% 51.6% 51.2% 51.7%

Education Levels

Education Levels Columbus Metro Area United States Cincinnati Metro Area Cleveland Metro Area Dayton Metro Area Indianapolis Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 10% 15% 12% 12% 11% 12% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 29% 29% 32% 31% 31% 30% 37%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 27% 29% 32% 28% 25%
Bachelor's degree 22% 18% 18% 17% 15% 20% 18%
Master's degree or higher 11% 10% 11% 10% 10% 10% 11%

Age

Age Columbus Metro Area United States Cincinnati Metro Area Cleveland Metro Area Dayton Metro Area Indianapolis Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
9 years and under 14% 13% 14% 12% 12% 15% 11%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 10%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 9% 8% 10% 9% 9%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 13% 12% 12% 14% 12%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 14% 13% 13% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 15% 16% 15% 15% 16%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 12% 13% 12% 11% 13%
65 and over 10% 13% 12% 15% 15% 11% 17%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own Columbus Metro Area United States Cincinnati Metro Area Cleveland Metro Area Dayton Metro Area Indianapolis Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Rent 36.3% 33.9% 31.1% 32.6% 33.7% 32.2% 29.1%
Own 63.7% 66.1% 68.9% 67.4% 66.3% 67.8% 70.9%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Columbus Metro Area United States Cincinnati Metro Area Cleveland Metro Area Dayton Metro Area Indianapolis Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Rape 0.0 29.2 63.5 92.2 50.4 46.4 15.1
Murder 0.0 5.6 15.5 21.3 7.8 10.3 12.9
Robbery 38.3 150.7 582.4 825.8 218.6 365.2 355.8
Assault 43.8 280.9 313.3 444.4 201.8 632.3 356.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Columbus Metro Area United States Cincinnati Metro Area Cleveland Metro Area Dayton Metro Area Indianapolis Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Burglary 645.9 718.3 1,851.1 2,473.5 1,260.2 1,577.7 797.0
Larceny 864.8 2,276.2 3,912.8 2,744.7 2,760.4 2,987.6 2,394.9
Motor vehicle theft 38.3 275.5 371.4 955.1 273.6 492.1 170.7

Income

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