The US Census Bureau’s latest population estimates show that the Columbus metropolitan area is continuing its steady growth. The population in the region – which the Census defines as Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union counties – increased to 2.12 million people in 2019. That amounts to an increase of […]
The latest US Census data released at the end of 2019 reveals that the population growth in our country is slowing overall. Fewer births and more deaths have caused the national annual increase to dip below the one million mark for the first time in decades. While Ohio remains the seventh most populous state in […]
Nearly five years ago, the Insight 2050 initiative helped to shine a light on the challenges that Central Ohio will face as a predicted one million new people move into the region. Today, with growth continuing at its highest rate yet — about 120 people are moving into the region every day — a new […]
When the Insight2050 study was first unveiled way back in 2014 by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), local planners projected that the Columbus region was on track to add another 500,000 people to its population by the year 2050. An update today confirms that the original projections were a little too conservative — we’re […]
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Columbus is both literally and figuratively hot right now. The heat index has been pushed into the triple digits this week, and the housing market was just rated the #2 hot spot in the country according to Realtor.com. “This is really the same story we have had the last few years — there’s not enough […]
The U.S. Census released its official population estimates for cities across the country, and Columbus continues to boom. The city proper grew by a total of 15,429 people between 2016 and 2017, climbing to an estimated total of 879,170. The growth rate in Columbus represents a 1.79 percent year-over-year population increase, which is the fourth fastest percentage of […]