Columbus Surpasses Indianapolis to Become 14th Largest City in US
According to the latest US Census estimates, Columbus is no longer the 15th largest city in the US. As of July 1st, 2016, our estimated population of 860,090 has moved us past Indianapolis (estimated population of 855,164) to take the title of 14th largest city in the US.
Year-over-year, the estimated growth represents an increase of 10,046 new residents to the city proper, or a 1.168 percent growth rate.
As a metro area, Columbus ranks 33rd largest in the United States with an estimated population of 2,041,520 as of 2016, although it has likely already surpassed the Cleveland Metro Area population sometime last year, which will be reflected in the next release of regional census estimates. Additionally, the Franklin County population estimate surpassed that of Cuyahoga County in March, marking Franklin County’s ascent to become the most populous in the state with 1,264,518 people.
For more information, visit www.census.gov.