Columbus is the largest city in Ohio. Columbus serves as the capital city and most populous city of Ohio. Columbus's area occupies 212.6 square miles. Columbus is located in nearly the center of the state of Ohio.
At the 2000 census, Columbus’s population was 711,470 people, making it the 15th largest in the United States. The metropolitan area ranks 32nd in the United States with a population of 1,754,337. Columbus’ population density is 3,556.1 people per square mile. The City of Columbus has a racial makeup that is 67.93% white, 0.29% American Indians, 3.44% Asian American, 24.47% African Americans, 2.46% are Hispanic, 0.05% Pacific Islanders, 1.17% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 2.46% are made up of two or more racial groups.
Columbus’s median income for a household is $37,897, and the median income for a family is $47,391. Columbus’s per capita income is $20,450. In Columbus, 10.8% of families and 14.8% of the population live below the poverty line.
Columbus boasts a diversified economy, ranking in the top 10 overall in the United States and first in Ohio. As the state capital, Columbus offers a great deal of government jobs. Columbus is home to The Ohio State University, Franklin University, Columbus State Community College, Cardinal Health, Nationwide Insurance, Huntington Bancshares Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Columbus health insurance and Columbus life insurance depend on the medical care Columbus citizens receive. The Ohio Health Care Association provides for the entire state of Ohio, while Maxim Healthcare services, Zimam Home Healthcare, and Scioto Urgent Care serve the central region of Ohio, which is mainly the Columbus Metropolitan Area.
Columbus auto insurance and Columbus home insurance depend on Columbus’s crime rates. Columbus’s violent crime rate is 6,215, and the property crime rate is 56,338.
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