Columbus, Ohio Community Profile

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Katana Tattoo, a premier tattoo shop is proud to offer its world-class Japanese tattoo services to the residents of Columbus. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant region.


The area was originally a part of the Ohio Country, which was under the control of the French from 1663 to 1763.  During the 18th century, hundreds of European traders were attracted to the area due to the burgeoning fur trade.  Sadly, the area somehow always found itself caught between warring groups. In the 1740s, the French successfully forced out invading Pennsylvania traders. After the American Revolution, the Ohio Country became part of the Virginia Military District under US control. When Ohio received statehood in 1803, politicking between prominent Ohio leaders led to the state capital moving from Chillicothe to Zanesville and back again.  Columbus was built to become the state’s capital and was named in honor of the explorer, Christopher Columbus. It was founded on February 14, 1812.

Demographics and Cost of Living

Statistic Columbus Ohio National
Population 811,943 11,560,380 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 3,726 282 91
Median age 31.8 39.1 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 43% 56% 55%
Speak English 86% 93% 79%
Speak Spanish 4% 2% 13%


  • The population density in Columbus is 19% is 1220% higher than Ohio.
  • The average age is 19% lower than Ohio
  • 71% of the population is Caucasian
  • 29% of the population is African-American
  • 47% of the population is Asian


Index Columbus Ohio National
Cost of living index 90 91 100
Index Columbus Ohio National
Goods & Services index 99 99 100
Groceries index 94 101 100
Health care index 95 95 100
Housing index 78 75 100
Transportation index 96 101 100
Utilities index 87 91 100


In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.



The city’s students are served by the Columbus City Schools or (CCS). It is the biggest district in Ohio with over 55,000 students. They operate 142 elementary, middle, and high schools as well as a number of magnet schools also known as alternative schools. Columbus is also home to The Ohio State University with one of the biggest campuses in the country and the Columbus State College.



Based on recent data, 37.6% of Columbus residents affiliate themselves with a religion. 15.7% of this group identify as Protestant, 13.7% are Catholic, while 1.5% are Jewish and 0.6% belong to the Muslim faith. Some of the notable places of worship in the city are: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Lamb of God Lutheran Church. Other churches in the city are: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Trinity Episcopal Church and Global Community United Methodist Church.


The city features a diverse and strong economy with strong affiliations in education, insurance, banking, defense, fashion, healthcare, retail and technology.  There are 4 Fortune 500 companies that call Columbus home and these are National Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power, L Brands and Big Lots.  Other major employers in the city are: Ohio State University, Battelle Memorial Institute and Chemical Abstracts.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Z Cucina di Spirito — Perfect place to celebrate milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries. Place is cozy and the service is top notch. Do try the Chicken Parm and lasagna. Portions are quite generous and bread is served with aged balsamic while you eagerly await your meal.

Mitchell’s Ocean Club –The restaurant is simply amazing with delicious food and a good variety of menu selections. The service is also absolutely excellent.  Do try the tuna tacos they are the best. The au grain potatoes are fantastic as well as the chocolate peanut butter cake.

Lindey’s – Nice place to bring the entire family. Do try the Calamari and shrimp, which is absolutely delicious. The scallops were also likewise excellent.  The Ahi tuna is always a winner.

Fun Things to Do in Columbus   

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden — They offer a truly wonderful horticultural display composed of 88 acres of both indoor and outdoor plants. There are seasonal exhibits to provide guests with a truly unique experience. The park has a calendar where guests can see which plants are in bloom.

Ohio Statehouse – This government building is open to the public for both guided or self-guided tours. Guests are encouraged to wander the grounds at their leisure and there are audio tour wands that guests can use free of charge.

Center of Science and Industry — The Center features 116,000 square feet of exhibit space with supplemental space for the Ohio State University Labs in Life. The center also has a fully functioning television station.

Columbus truly is a great place to visit.  If you are interested in getting a tattoo, we are only a phone call away. We can’t wait to meet you.