Columbus demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,82925891
Median age32.139.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%42%43%
Speak English85%93%79%
Speak Spanish4%2%13%
Columbus, OH has a population of 837,038 and is the 15th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,829 per sq mi which is 1387% higher than the Ohio average and 4126% higher than the national average. The median age in Columbus is 32 which is approximately 18% lower than the Ohio average of 39. In Columbus, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 66% of Columbus residents were born in Ohio, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 12% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Columbus is 1387% higher than Ohio.
  • The median age in Columbus is 18% lower than Ohio.
  • In Columbus 61.12% of the population is White.
  • In Columbus 27.96% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Columbus 4.92% of the population is Asian.

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Columbus population breakdown by race

Black or African American27.96%12.27%12.63%
American Indian0.18%0.19%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.08%2.57%3.06%
Other race1.69%0.85%4.75%
In Columbus, 5.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Columbus, OH demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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