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Columbus is the capital and the largest city of the American state of Ohio. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816. The city has a diverse economy based on education, insurance, healthcare, retail, and technology. Acknowledged by Money Magazine as the 8th best large city in the U.S. to inhabit, it is also recognized as an emerging global city.[5][6] Residents of Columbus are usually referred to as Columbusites.[7]
The population was 711,470 at the 2000 census. Columbus is located within 550miles (890km) of half of the United States' population.[8] In 2006 Columbus was ranked as the 15th largest city in the United States, with 733,203 residents, and was the country's 32nd largest metropolitan area. Located near the geographic center of the state, Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County, although parts of the city also extend into Delaware and Fairfield counties.

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Total Population: 711,644
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $37,897
Median Home Value: $101,400
State sales tax: 5.5%
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