Columbus slides from 15th to 16th Largest City
According to a new report from the US Census Bureau, the population of Columbus continued to grow at a rate of just over 1% over the past year, with an additional 8,024 people in the city limits. That brings the total population up to 754,885. Despite the population gains, our southern rival Austin grew at a faster rate and surpassed us in total population taking over the 15th place spot and bumping us down to 16th.
If these types of stats and numbers bother you, perhaps you can take some consolation in the fact that our metro area is still around 120,000 people larger than Austin’s.
Across the state, Ohio’s population remained steady with a minimal .1 percent increase. Columbus was the only major Ohio city to grow. Cincinnati held steady with no change while Cleveland, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Canton, and Youngstown all shrank a bit more.
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