According to the US Census, the 2010 population for Columbus was 787,033 representing a 10.6% increase over the 2000 Census count of 711,470.
Columbus population by decade
Source: US Census
The 2010 Columbus corporate boundary covers approximately 227 square miles, an increase of 4.6% since 2000. The city’s most significant physical growth occurred in the decades of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Given the city’s current population, its density (measured as people per square mile) is 3467.
According to data from the Ohio Jobs and Family Services Department, approximately 530,000 employees were working in Columbus in 2005. Major industries include transportation, retail services, were government, higher education, finance, real estate and insurance. Major employers within the city include the State of Ohio, The Ohio State University, JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide, Federal Government, Ohio Health, Columbus City Schools, City of Columbus, Franklin County, and Limited Companies.
Regionally, the Columbus MSA had a population of 1.752 million (2006-2008 American Community Survey) making the Central Ohio region the 33rd largest in the U.S.
The City of Columbus does not provide demographic analysis services, however a number of resources are available for this purpose and are listed in the related links section of this page.
2010 U.S. Census Maps for the City of Columbus