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Columbus Population 2024

Columbus is the largest city of Ohio's state capital of United States. It is the fourteenth most populous city in the U.S. Columbus population in 2024 is estimated to be 918,402. The city was founded in 1812, named after explorer Christopher Columbus. The state government moved to the city in 1816 from both Chillicothe and Zanesville. Columbus is located in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Columbus has had many aliases like Cbus, Cowtown and Arch City, It is nickname for the dozens of wooden arches over main streets to provide power to the city's new streetcars in 1890. Columbus also has one of the finest zoos in the United States. The Columbus Museum of Art, the Ohio History Connection, and the Center for Ohio Science and Industry are three of the city's important museums.

Below is the Columbus population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *907,310-0.203
2022 *913,1290.64
2023 *917,7660.51
2024 *918,4020.07
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Columbus city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearColumbus Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Columbus city Population(UA)

Columbus Population Ranking & Density

Columbus population in 2020 is estimated to be 905,748, It is fourteenth largest city in US by rank, According to 2018 US census estimates 48.8% are Male, 51.2% are Female, Sex ratio is 95.4(males per 100 females), 10% are 65 years and over, 77.5% are 18 years and over, Under 5 years are 7.3%. Columbus population in 2023 is estimated to be 915,038, population in 2022 is estimated to be 913,129, and in 2021 is estimated to be 907,310, and as per numbers 444,081 are Male population and 423,547 are Female population. 63,490 are under 5 years, 672833 are 18 years and over, 87,121 are 65 years and over.

Columbus Language demographics

According to 2018 Census estimates Native languages spoken at home are 692618 speak only English, 36715 are Spanish speakers, 3600 speak French (incl. Cajun), 1631 Haitian, 665 Italian, 321 Portuguese, 1685 German, 1014 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 2382 Russian, 39 Polish, 636 Greek, 156 Serbo-Croatian, 776 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages.

Asian language speakers include 3537 speak Hindi, 2701 Bengali, 1212 Gujarati, 1317 Urdu, 2617 Punjabi, 9837 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 316 Other Indo-European languages, 1832 Telugu, 442 Tamil, 605 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages.

People from East Asia speakers include 7116 Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 907 Japanese, 1602 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 1142 Korean, 2931 Vietnamese, 1179 Khmer, 834 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 733 speak other languages of Asia.

1628 Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 4912 Arabic, 650 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari), 294 Hebrew. 14788 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 8674 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 2585 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, 151 Other Native languages of North America and 1658 other and unspecified languages.

Columbus Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Columbus by age is 195,769, out of these 94,345 are male, 101,424 are female, The sex ratio of Columbus is 93. The median age of the Columbus population is 34.9, Columbus population by age are, under 18 years is 48,305, 16 years and over is 152,154, 18 years and over is 147,464, 21 years and over is 138,642, 65 years and over is 32993. 48.2% are male, 51.8% are female, 24.7% are under 18 years old, 77.7% are 16 years and over, 75.3% are 18 years and over, 70.8% are 21 years and over, 13.7% are 65 years and over. There are total 85,251 housing units, The voting population of Columbus are 143,310, out of these 68,518 are male voters, 74,792 are female voters, 47.8% are male,52.2% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -563,6807.1%
5 - 954,1116.0%
10 - 1452,8415.9%
15 - 1957,7706.4%
20 - 2474,4908.3%
25 - 34189,10921.0%
35 - 44117,69513.0%
45 - 5497,74810.8%
55 - 5953,6966.0%
60 - 6445,5905.1%
65 - 7456,8826.3%
75 - 8425,5342.8%
85 and over12,9271.4%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Columbus Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Columbus by race are:

White Population

White population in Columbus, Ohio are 83,333, percentage wise 42.6 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Columbus, Ohio are 91,340, percentage wise 46.7 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Columbus, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Columbus are 5,734, percentage wise 2.9 percent are asians, out of these 2,028 are Asian Indians, 46 are Chinese, 1,072 are Filipinos, 135 are Japanese, 624 are Korean, 343 are Vietnamese and 1,486 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Columbus, Ohio are 15,087. Percentage wise 7.7 percent are hispanics, out of these 5,228 are Mexican people, 3,393 are Puerto Ricans, 505 are Cubans, and 5,961 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race902,073Percent
Black or African American263,79629.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6280.3%
Asian Population53,6575.9%
Asian Indian22,0302.4%
Other Asian Population10,842
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.0%
Hispanic or Latino63,0637.0%
Puerto Rican7,4150.8%
Other Hispanic or Latino20,634
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Columbus native population is 183,390, out of these 112,873 born in the Ohio state and 65,981 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 12,379, out of these 7,079 are Naturalised US citizen, 1,537 are in Europe, 2,181 in Asia, 139 in Africa, 3,222 in Latin America and 0 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Columbus are 5,300, out of these 458 are from Europe, 1,764 are from Asia, 27 from Africa, 3,051 are from Latin America and 0 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence566,491
Born in other state in the United States201,168
Born outside the United States14,232
Puerto Rico1,843
U.S. Island Areas102
Born abroad of American parent(s)12,287
Foreign born
Born outside of United States120,182
Naturalized U.S. citizen58,133
Latin America6,047
Northern America293
Not a U.S. citizen62,049
Latin America18,083
Northern America391
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Columbus History

Before the European explorers, there was a large group of people that lived close to the Scioto River and Scioto Valley area. When Ohio obtained its statehood in 1803, Columbus hadn't been built yet. In 1810, Ohio's general assembly voted to choose a new, permanent capital. Prior to the state government decision in 1812 for naming Columbus city, The state government chose capital to move to including Franklinton, Dublin, Worthington, and Delaware. Chillicothe was the capital before Columbus were to choose, However there were many complaints from legislators in northern Ohio that had to travel to Chillicothe. Columbus was designed from the first as the state's capital, preparing itself for its role in state political, social and economic activities. For the first few years, Columbus grew up quickly having a population of 700 people by 1815. By 1834, the population of Columbus was 4000 people elevating it to city status. When the Civil War broke out in 1860, Columbus has became an army town for training and the population surged when thousands of young men joined army. In the 1880 census, the Columbus population was 51,647. The Grand Army of the Republic was created following the Civil War to promote the welfare for Veteran's rights. At that time of 1888 Columbus had a population of around 80,000 residents. Industry had begun to emerge in the Columbus area, growing quickly during the years. In the mid 1800s, German immigrants began to make Columbus their home after immigrating to the United States. German immigrants started and operated many successful breweries in Columbus, lending a unique cultural flavor to the city. Many settled in Old South End and established breweries. By 1865, one-third of Columbus's population was German.

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