Columbus Fastest Growing Ohio City

May 22, 2014

New U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Columbus has been the fastest growing large city in Ohio over the past three years.

The city's population grew by 4.3 percent to more than 822 thousand residents. Officials attribute the increase to more jobs and opportunities for young people. Columbus is still the nation's 15th largest city, just behind San Francisco. Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo and Youngstown have lost population since 2010, while Dayton and Cincinnati have seen modest growth.