Moving to Columbus, IN

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Should you move to Columbus, IN?

Columbus, IN is home to 82,208 residents. Over the past decade, Columbus has seen an increase in population of 1.05%, making it #71 out of 392 US Metros in population growth.

The primary occupations in Columbus, IN are NA, followed by NA, earning a median revenue of $45,358. The median household income in Columbus, IN is $73,564, ranking it #79.

Taking household income and the median home price of $379,500 into consideration, Columbus, IN received a home affordability grade of A.

Who is Columbus, IN for?

Based on the aged population, plus factors like weather and affordability, Columbus is Not great for retirees. Families are 67.5% of households, which is one consideration for why this Metro is great for families —  B grade — and okay for singles — scoring a C.

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How Does Columbus Rank?

D
Retirement
D
Diversity
C
Professionals
B
Raising a Family
A
Affordable Living

Who Lives in Columbus?

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Total Population

82,208

10-Year Change

1.05%

D
Diversity Grade
White alone
81.2%
Black or African American alone
2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
0.2%
Asian alone
7.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
0%
Hispanic or Latino
8%

Total Households

32,518

Per Household

2.51

Men vs. Women
Female 48.2%
D
Retirement
B
Raising a Family
Under 5 years
7.1%
Under 18 years
24.2%
Over 65 years
16.3%

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Housing in Columbus

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Total Households

Own vs. Rent

Own 65.8%
Rent 34.2%

Typical Age of Homes

1960 to 1979

Common Residence Type

single-family homes

Median Home Price (Q1 2023)

$379,500

Median Square Footage

2,259

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Monthly Mortgage (Median)

$1,303

Annual Property Taxes (Median)

$1,506

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Cost of Living in Indiana

How Does Indiana Compare?

8
in Cost of Living
31
in Minimum Wage
11
in Living Wage

Indiana State Taxes

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Should you move to Indiana?

Indiana, known as the Hoosier State, is a place of warm hospitality, thriving industries, and a blend of urban and rural charm. From the exciting speedways of Indianapolis to the rolling farmland, Indiana has something to offer everyone.

Indiana’s economy is strong and diverse, with a significant presence in manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, and information technology. Indianapolis, the state capital, is also renowned as a hub for motorsports, with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosting the famous Indy 500 race.

Living in Indiana presents an array of experiences. You can enjoy the cultural and culinary delights of cities like Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, explore the scenic beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park, or take a leisurely drive along the historic Ohio River Scenic Byway.

Indiana is also home to prestigious educational institutions like the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University. The state places a high priority on education, with a strong network of public and private schools.

So, if you’re looking for a state with a mix of city life and outdoor adventure, a robust economy, and a commitment to education, Indiana might just be the place for you. Just keep in mind, basketball is more than just a game here, it’s a way of life!

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Columbus Economy

The industries, jobs, and economics of the Metro

Median Household Income

$73,564

US Average $74,580

Per Capita Income

$38,547

How does Columbus compare?

Primary Occupations

NA

Secondary Occupations

NA

Is Columbus Safe?

How much crime is in the Metro?

Total Crimes (2022)

857

Crime Rate

Per 100,000 residents

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