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Columbus Reclaims Title of 15th Largest US City

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Two summers ago, we reported that Columbus had slipped in status from the 15th largest city in the US to the 16th largest city when 2008 population estimates projected that Austin had surpassed us. One bit of information that we forgot to mention two weeks ago when presenting some of the results of the official 2010 census is that we’ve regained our placement as the 15th largest city.

Columbus managed to grow in population by around 10% over the past 10 years to a total of 787,033 while the city of Detroit lost around 25% of their population, dropping them from 951,270 people to 713,777. Not good news for our neighbors to the north, but worth noting as we can now resume calling ourselves the 15th largest city in the US.

The full results of the 2010 census can be found at 2010.census.gov.

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