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National Rankings

Columbus regularly receives recognition from a wide variety of list-making publications. We write about some of the most noteworthy lists, below.

Columbus Ranked #7 Best City for Young Professionals

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National list-making publication Forbes.com officially unveiled their new Top 20 list of the best US Cities for Young Professionals today, and Columbus ranked highly in 7th place. The survey takes into consideration multiple factors for determining the list, including median salaries, unemployment rates, cost of living, education levels and regional job growth. “Like every great […]

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Columbus Named #3 City for Millennials by Money

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Time subsidiary Money unveiled their new list of top cities for Millennials last week, and Columbus clocked in at number three on the list. The rankings utilize metrics that include high job growth, low costs of living, and high concentrations of both existing Millennials and Millennial-centric amenities. The article mentions that Columbus stands out as […]

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Worthington Ranked #2 Hottest Housing Market in US

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Last month, Realtor.com named the Columbus market as one of the hottest in the country. Today, Realtor.com has released a report of the latest home sales data that drills down by individual zip code, and has determined that 43085 in Worthington is the 2nd hottest housing zip in the entire US. The median list price […]

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Columbus Ranked as #19 Most Competitive Metro

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New Geography has a new post about data compiled by EMSI that lists the Most Competitive US Metro Areas Since 2010, and Columbus clocks in at a healthy #19. This study takes a look at job change from 2010 to 2012, industry mix, the relation to national economic growth and other quantitative factors. The only […]

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Columbus Named a Smart21 Community for Second Year in a Row

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The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has named Columbus as one of their top 21 smart communities of the world for the second year in a row (Columbus appeared on the list for the first time in 2011). Other cities to receive this recognition this year include Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and Jiading New City, China. ICF exists to […]

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Columbus Ranked #1 Best City for Working Moms

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If you’re a working mom living in Columbus, then take note: you’ve got it better than anyone else in the country according to a new national ranking from Forbes.com. The publication just compiled a new annual list of The Best Cities For Working Mothers and our city topped the list. Here’s why, according to the […]

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Columbus Ranked as 10th for Cities Where Paychecks Stretch Furthest

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Here’s something I bet you’ve heard before: Columbus is an affordable place to live. Joel Kotkin at New Geography reasserted this mantra once again with a new listing of cities where “paychecks stretch the furthest”. Their research takes a look at average annual wages of major US cities, and then adjusts for cost of living. […]

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