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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 minus
  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 minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

editorial

Columbus is a city in Ohio with a population of 902,449. 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.

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About Columbus...
Population
902,449

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,161
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Columbus Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    184.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    14
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    110.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    140.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    472.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,207.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    803.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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