The Columbus metro contains the capital of Ohio and consists of ten counties in the central part of the State. It is the second largest metropolitan area contained entirely in Ohio.
Due to its demographics, which include a mix of races and a wide range of incomes, as well as urban, suburban, and nearby rural areas, Columbus is considered a "typical" American city, leading retail and restaurant chains to use it as a test market for new products.
Although the Columbus metropolitan area has historically been predominantly Caucasian, it has recently experienced increases in African, Asian, and Latin American immigration, including groups from Mexico, India, Somalia, and China. Although the Asian population is diverse, the city's Hispanic community is mainly made up of Mexicans, though there is a notable Puerto Rican population as well. Many other countries of origin are represented in lesser numbers, largely due to the international draw of The Ohio State University.
Total Population: 2,021,632
(An increase of 6.29 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 123,193
- Language Spoken at Home - 143,661
[ Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]