Columbus, Ohio is a large city with just under 847,000 residents. Young professionals account for a larger portion of the population here (20%) than nationally (15%), making it a great place to start a career, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in Ohio. Renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Columbus by a slim 54%-46% margin despite paying roughly $129 a month more in rent than the state average.
Many Columbus residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Columbus workers take home an average annual income of around $62K, roughly the same as those elsewhere in Ohio. Columbus, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Columbus has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (23%) compared to the state average.
Columbus residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes, outperforming almost 70% of cities in Ohio. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 45% of workers, while public transportation isn't used much. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.