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Census: Columbus Only Midwest City to Grow by More Than 100,000 Since 2010

Brent Warren Brent Warren Census: Columbus Only Midwest City to Grow by More Than 100,000 Since 2010Map courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Population data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Columbus was one of only 14 cities nationwide – and the only one located in the Midwest – to add more than 100,000 residents in the last decade.

The 2010 Census found that Columbus was home to 787,033 residents, while the new data puts the city’s 2020 population at 905,748. That’s an increase of 15.1 percent.

Columbus’ growth led the state, which only registered an overall increase of 2.3 percent (from 11,536,504 in 2010, to 11,799,448 in 2020).

Cincinnati’s population grew by 4.2 percent between the two decennial censuses, while Cleveland’s shrank by 6.5 percent.

Franklin County’s population grew from 1,163,414 in 2010 to 1,323,807 in 2020, for a 13.8 percent increase. Two Central Ohio counties, meanwhile, topped the list for fastest growing in Ohio in the last decade – Delaware County’s population was up 22.9 percent, while Union County’s increased by 20 percent.

For more information, see census.gov.

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