Forbes magazine has ranked Columbus, Ohio among the top high-growth cities for the coming decade. Coming in at number 14, Ohio’s capital was the only Midwest city besides Minneapolis to make the list.
The predicted boom builds on years of strong growth in Columbus, which saw a 10.8 percent increase in jobs from 2010 to 2015.
As a result, people are flocking to the new city. Between 2010 and 2014, the Columbus-area population grew by nearly 5 percent. Columbus ranked in the nation’s top 20 real estate markets in 2015.
The Columbus workforce is well educated. Of the nearly two million people in the region, 40.7 percent of workers aged 25 to 44 hold bachelor’s degrees.
To determine the rankings, the authors evaluated cities based upon birth rates, domestic migration, education levels, income growth, unemployment rates, population growth and percentage of children in the current population.
They found to types of boom towns. One is driven by the tech industry, the in-migration of educated people and sharply rising incomes; the other tends to have a diverse range of industries, lower costs and larger numbers of families.
Columbus seems to follow both models. It had the country’s highest level of wage growth in 2015. It was named America’s top up-and-coming tech city by Forbes in 2008. And it remains affordable, with a cost of living 30 percent lower than New York.
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