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Columbus
  • City in Ohio

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

editorial

Columbus is a city in Ohio with a population of 878,553. Columbus is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Columbus offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Columbus there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Columbus and residents tend to lean liberal.

About

About Columbus...
Population
878,553

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$961
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    197.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    97.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    199.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    641.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,274.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    392.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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