Census Bureau: Columbus Now America's 14th Largest City

May 27, 2017


The U.S. Census Bureau says Columbus is now the nation's 14th largest city, surpassing Indianapolis.

The Bureau says Columbus' population is 860 thousand, 10 thousand behind San Francisco. The Bureau says it's estimate won't be finalized until it conducts the 2020 Census, and the estimate of people living within city limits shows Columbus is the second-largest city in the Midwest. The Bureau recently noted Franklin County is now the most populous county in Ohio. Bureau spokesperson Amel Toukabri says midwest cities had slower growth rates than those in other parts of the country.

Toukabi says Columbus and four of its suburbs are among the fastest growing cities in the state.