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Columbus Surpasses 850,000 Residents in New Census Estimates

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Surpasses 850,000 Residents in New Census Estimates

The United States Census Bureau released its annual city and town population estimates yesterday, which calculates year-over-year growth for US cities between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. During that timeframe, the City of Columbus (not counting its suburbs) grew by 12,175 residents — a rate of 1.5 percent — to an estimated total of […]

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Columbus Home Prices Climbed 7.2 Percent in Past Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Home Prices Climbed 7.2 Percent in Past Year

Good news for home owners, and bad news for prospective home buyers. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median home price in Columbus has risen over seven percent in the past year — which means appreciation for current owners, but a higher price tag for those looking to buy. The […]

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Columbus Region Grows to 2 Million Population Milestone

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region Grows to 2 Million Population Milestone

According to newly released US Census estimates for 2015, the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) officially surpassed the two million mark at some point last year to a grand total of 2,021,632 people. The Columbus MSA is still slightly smaller than Cincinnati’s regional population of 2.1 million people, but is likely to surpass Cleveland’s declining 2.06 […]

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Columbus Named one of America’s Next Boom Towns

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Named one of America’s Next Boom Towns

Forbes contributor Joel Kotkin published an article on Thursday, highlighting the country’s top metro areas for continued growth over the next decade. Columbus landed at 14th place on the list, and was the the only midwest metro other than Minneapolis to be recognized. The metrics used to determine the rankings weighed the cities based upon […]

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Opinion: The Short North’s Loss is the Rest of the City’s Gain

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: The Short North’s Loss is the Rest of the City’s Gain

When we broke the sad news of the closure of Rigsby’s Kitchen two weekends ago, we knew that the public response would include a mixture of shock, despair, and anger. Fans of the iconic Short North restaurant were rightfully upset to hear that the business had closed its doors for good. Some even went as […]

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Census: Columbus Ranked 13th Fastest Growing US City

Walker Evans Walker Evans Census: Columbus Ranked 13th Fastest Growing US City

Columbus is growing. Quickly. The US Census Bureau released initial estimates for the period running between July 2013 and July 2014 earlier this year, which showed the Columbus Metropolitan Area gaining 25,504 people and Franklin County gaining 17,559 people. Updated numbers released today for that same time period show the City of Columbus proper gaining 12,421 people, […]

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Columbus Region has Added 100,000 Jobs Since 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region has Added 100,000 Jobs Since 2010

Economic development organization Columbus 2020 announced today that the Central Ohio region has added a total of 106,000 net new jobs in the past five years. The organization set out with a mission in 2010 to support the creation of 150,000 jobs in ten years, which means they’ve surpassed their goals thus far. “When we […]

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