Jun 1, 2022 - News

Columbus is one of just three big Ohio cities that grew in 2021

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Baidi Wang/Axios

Columbus' population ticked up just a tiny bit between 2020 and 2021.

  • But when compared to the rest of the state's large cities, last year's boost of less than 1% is still worth celebrating.

What's happening: Out of Ohio's 17 cities with more than 50,000 people, just two others experienced growth, per new Census data.

  • Elyria and Lorain in eastern Ohio, significantly smaller than Columbus, also grew less than 1%.

The big picture: The country's fastest-growing cities by percentage are clustered in Arizona, Texas and Florida, with a few in Idaho and one in Tennessee, Axios' Mike Allen reports.

Flashback: Franklin County as a whole shrank during this time period, we previously reported.

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