Columbus, OH Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 327,429 housing units in Columbus. This represents a 17.7% growth from 278,084 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 326,773 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 656 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Columbus is about 49.1%. Columbus's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.8%. Average household size is 2.3 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Columbus were built after 1971.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.30%
One Bedroom15.70%
Two Bedrooms35.20%
Three Bedrooms35%
Four Bedrooms10.40%
Five Bedrooms or more1.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.5
Median year structure was built1969
Median Value of occupied units$101,400
Median Price asked for vacant units$86,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.11
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$474

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage10.40%
Home Equity Loan11.50%
Simple Mortgage58%
Debt Free19.70%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.6%