Our City Online

Articles by

New Year’s Resolution: Spending (More) Locally

 jungaroo

Many of us Columbus Underground readers and contributors support local businesses. Or at least that’s what we say. We may cheer on the new restaurant or shop on Columbus Underground, or when talking to our friends (Hooray, new Short North boutique!), but how do we actually behave (Hrm… I’ll just buy that at Target) the […]

5 Comments

Ohio’s Most Popular Baby Names

 jungaroo

The seventh edition of Community Research Partners’ Data Bytes analyzes birth certificates data from the Ohio Department of Health to explore patterns in baby names at the county and regional levels in Ohio. Ava and Jacob were the most popular names for Ohio babies born from 2006 to 2008. For babies born to mothers age […]

13 Comments

Seasonal and Daily Crime Patterns in Columbus

 jungaroo

The sixth edition (PDF) of Community Research Partners’ Data Bytes analyzes 2009 crime data from the Columbus Division of Police by date, day of the year, and month. FBI analysis of national crime data shows that both violent and property crime in the U.S. peak in July and August. In Columbus, however, crimes in 2009 […]

5 Comments

200 Years of the Census in Ohio

 jungaroo

Community Research Partners released its fifth edition of Data Bytes (PDF), “Celebrating 200 Years of the Census in Ohio”. This Data Byte analyzes data for Ohio from the 1810, 1860, 1910, 1960, and 2000 censuses and the 2008 American Community Survey. In 1810, Ohio had 230,760 people, with 55% under age 16 and over 99% […]

10 Comments

Where People in Ohio are Moving To and From

 jungaroo

Community Research Partners has released Data Byte No. 4: Coming or Going? Ohio Population Migration Patterns. This Data Byte analyzes migration data from the IRS. CRP found that from 2007 to 2008, 407,288 people moved into Ohio from other parts of the U.S., and 442,980 moved out of state to elsewhere in the country, for […]

10 Comments

Sheriff’s Sales: 1 in 3 Franklin County Home Sales

 jungaroo

Community Research Partners’ third Data Byte is out! This Data Byte looks at sheriff’s sales in Franklin County and its school districts. A sheriff’s sale is the process by which the county sheriff appraises a property’s value and sells it at a foreclosure sale or auction. In 2008, sheriff’s sales represented one in three (32%) […]

6 Comments

CRP Releases Creative Columbus Study

 jungaroo

Last fall, we introduced Creative Columbus to readers on Columbus Underground. Later that year, many of you responded to our survey of creative sector employers, sole proprietors, employees, and students. Thank you all so much for your input and participation. The resulting study – Creative Columbus: a picture of the creative economy of Central Ohio […]

7 Comments

Subscribe below: