COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus is growing, and now there is even more proof.
The Greater Ohio Policy Center released a report this week showing that the Columbus metropolitan area has grown significantly from 2000 to 2020, much more than other major Ohio cities. Census data was collected and analyzed for the report, which is titled “Ohio + Columbus: Tale of Two States.”
“While Columbus is doing great, we know that the rest of the state, you know, is in a different position,” said Alison Goebel, executive director of the Greater Ohio Policy Center. “I think a lot of people intuitively know that Columbus and the rest of the state are different things, but we felt like, okay, instead of just kind of working from the gut, let’s look at the data, right?”