Columbus Has Grown More Than Any Other City In The Midwest Since 2010

Columbus has grown a lot over the last ten years.

The U.S. Census Bureau released population data today and Columbus was the only city in the midwest that added over 100,000 residents since 2010. Only 14 cities nationwide can say the same, including some of the United State’s largest cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, and Seattle.

In 2010, Columbus had 787,033 residents. The new data from the 2020 Census shows that our population has increased to 905,748. Cincinnati’s population grew by a little over 4% while Cleveland lost 6.5% of their population.

“We are excited to reach this milestone of delivering the first detailed statistics from the 2020 Census,” said acting Census Bureau Director Ron Jarmin in a statement. “We appreciate the public’s patience as Census Bureau staff worked diligently to process these data and ensure it meets our quality standards.”

Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau

The population of U.S. metro areas grew by 9% from 2010 to 2020. 86% of the population lives in metro areas now, up from 85% in 2010.

The census happens every ten years and it helps communities determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets. The data collected helps the government decided how to distribute funds and assistance to states and local government.

If you’d like to take a deeper dive into the U.S. Census data, you can view everything at

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