COLUMBUS BY THE NUMBERS

  • Columbus is the state capital and largest city in Ohio.
  • Columbus is the 15th largest city in the country.
  • Columbus is the 15th-fastest-growing city in the country.
  • Columbus has never declined in population.
  • Annually, visitors make more than 39.9 million trips to Great Columbus, spending $6.4 billion, generating $9.7 billion in economic impact and supporting nearly 75,000 jobs.
  • 9 in 10 visitors report a favorable impression of Columbus.
  • Per the United States Census Bureau (2016), the population of Columbus is 860,090.
  • Columbus is an arts powerhouse with more than $3 billion in annual receipts and 25,000 jobs.
  • The Columbus Region is home to five Fortune 500 and 15 Fortune 1000 companies.
  • More than 109 languages are represented within Columbus Region school systems.
  • The Columbus Region has one of the highest populations of college students in the U.S.
  • Columbus is home some of the world’s foremost research institutions, including:
    • Battelle, the world’s largest private, nonprofit research institution. Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.
    • Chemical Abstracts, which hosts the largest collection of information on chemicals and molecular science in the world.
    • The Ohio State University, whose annual research expenditures exceed $967 million.
    • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the United States. Nationwide Children’s currently ranks in the top ten based on NIH funding.