A Man Asked Twitter What The Most Obscure Big City In America Is. A Lot Of People Said Columbus

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not people think of Columbus as a big city, I’ve got news: they don’t.

While we may know that there are hundreds of thousands of us bouncing around this town at any given moment, most of our fellow humans seemingly forget we exist. Nolan Grey, (@mnolangray) posed a simple question on Twitter:

Columbus wasn’t the only city declared the most obscure, but we did get quite a few mentions. In case you didn’t realize, Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States.

And although it may not seem like it, there’s a lot more going on here than just the Ohio State University. Which, for the record, is one of the largest universities in the country.

We’re home to some major U.S. Fortune 500 companies, like American Electric Power, L Brands, Nationwide, and Big Lots.

Here in Columbus, we’ve got world-class attractions, like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, COSI, and the Columbus Museum of Art.

We’re the third-largest capital city in the country and outside of Chicago, more people live in Columbus than any other city in the midwest.

Also joining Columbus in the “frequently mentioned” category was Jacksonville, FL, Charlotte, NC, and Fort Worth, TX. What do we all have in common?

So I guess to rid ourselves of that most obscure big city title, we just need to keep on growing. Who knows? Maybe by this time next year we’ll be world-renowned.

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