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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 […]


Columbus Population Grew 10% From 2000 to 2010

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The full results of the the 2010 census was released last week, and we’ve been analyzing the numbers and what they mean for our city, our region and our state. The city of Columbus grew from 711,470 to 787,033 over the past decade, a growth of 10.6%. Franklin County as a whole grew 8.8% to […]


Columbus Ranks 9th for Latino & Asian Growth

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According to an article in yesterday’s Dispatch (“Latinos, Asians log big growth“) Columbus ranks in 9th place nationally for the largest percentage of increase in Latino and Asian populations. Between 2000 and 2008, the Latino population in the Columbus metro area grew by 86% from 27,262 to 50,708, and the Asian population grew 48% from […]


Canal Winchester Upgrades from Village to City

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An interesting story by Robert Paschen in yesterday’s This Week News reveals that Canal Winchester will be officially transforming from a village into a city after the completion of the 2010 census: “Canal Winchester ready for ‘city’ status“. The population of this area was 4,478 at the 2000 census, and within Ohio, city status is […]


200 Years of the Census in Ohio


Community Research Partners released its fifth edition of Data Bytes (PDF), “Celebrating 200 Years of the Census in Ohio”. This Data Byte analyzes data for Ohio from the 1810, 1860, 1910, 1960, and 2000 censuses and the 2008 American Community Survey. In 1810, Ohio had 230,760 people, with 55% under age 16 and over 99% […]


Where People in Ohio are Moving To and From


Community Research Partners has released Data Byte No. 4: Coming or Going? Ohio Population Migration Patterns. This Data Byte analyzes migration data from the IRS. CRP found that from 2007 to 2008, 407,288 people moved into Ohio from other parts of the U.S., and 442,980 moved out of state to elsewhere in the country, for […]


A Closer Look at Columbus Growth and Rail Transit

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From the CBus Transit Blog: Census and Transit A few days ago the Census Bureau released some updated figures concerning the population of US cities. While Columbus continued to grow, it was surpassed by Austin, Texas and slipped from being the country’s 15th largest city to the 16th. Columbus remains, however, the largest city in […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!