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Columbus is a BIG city

Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States, right behind San Francisco. With a population of more than 800,000, it is larger than Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Boston, Denver, or Miami.

We get high marks

Forbes ranked Columbus as No. 9 on its list of most affordable places to live and BusinessWeek ranked Columbus as No. 20 in its list of 50 best cities in America.

And a young city

Columbus is a city for young professionals with an average age of 32.5 years, 6th youngest in the U.S., and the nation’s second highest per capita number of college students, with more than 120,000 students among 12 institutions of higher education.

We are smart

The Intelligent Communities Forum named Columbus as one of the seven most intelligent cities in the world.

We are foodie friendly

There are more than 1,600 restaurants in Columbus. Fine dining and food, farm-to-table menus and gooey pizza, sauerbraten and sushi – all exist in gastronomic harmony in a city that loves to eat.

Made in Cbus

We cheer on our own

Columbus is a football town, there’s no denying it. But that doesn’t mean the city doesn’t like other sports. Columbus has two professional sports teams: the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team and the Crew Soccer Club.

Columbus is an artistic place

The Ohio State University, the Wexner Center for the Arts is the city’s go-to location for contemporary art. Film, concerts, dance, theater, and exhibitions—and it is right next to Page Hall.

And an outdoorsy paradise

Columbus has a number of trails, one that runs 14 miles from a suburban neighborhood through the Ohio State campus, to downtown. A great place to ride a bike, take a run or a walk.


Check out what else Ohio State has to say about Columbus, Ohio.