Columbus, Ohio - Facts & Figures
Columbus, OH, both the state's capital and largest city, was originally named for Christopher Columbus, and has today been named the 7th best place for business in the country. In 2011, five of Columbus' corporations were named to the nation's Fortune 500 list. The city has a particularly diverse economy with retail, aviation, energy, medical research, healthcare, logistics, defense, and fashion all playing a part. Battelle Memorial Institute is located in Columbus and is the world's largest private research and development foundation, as well as Chemical Abstracts Service, the world's largest clearinghouse of chemical information. NetJets also makes its home in Colubus; they are the world's largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet. Ohio State University in Columbus is the nation's largest campus. They have been ranked in the top 50 cities, and best place to raise a family in the country by BusinessWeek, and Forbes Magazine called Columbus the "Number 1 up-and-coming tech city in the nation."
- Population: 797434
- Industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services; Accommodation and food services; Finance and insurance; Construction; Educational services; Administrative and support and waste management services; Health care
- Area Codes: 614, 380
- Zip Codes: 43240, 43085, 43201, 43202, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43209
- Surrounding Cities: Chicago, IL; Grandview Heights, OH; Bexley, OH; Marble Cliff, OH; Upper Arlington, OH; Valleyview, OH; Whitehall, OH; Minerva Park, OH; Riverlea, OH