The Columbus Dispatch wrote Columbus being outpaced by its near-equivalent in Indiana in population growth, jobs, economy
Thursday, April 5, 2007 3:51 AM
By Tim Doulin
There is a rivalry between Columbus and Indianapolis in which size matters. And Indy is catching up.
In some regards they’re mirror-image towns: two Midwestern state capitals straddling I-70, each with two major-league professional sports teams.
And both are growing. It’s just that metropolitan Indianapolis is growing faster and could soon overtake Columbus and central Ohio, according to U.S. Census figures released today.
Indianapolis had about 59,500 fewer people than Columbus. But from 2000 to 2006, it grew by 9.2 percent, compared with 7 percent for Columbus.