Benchmarking Central Ohio’s Population Growth

The United States Census Bureau recently released 2015 population data for cities. Our partners at Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE) shared the highlights: With a population of 850,106, Columbus remains the 15th-largest city in the country Its growth rate of 7.5% since 2010, makes Columbus the 19th fastest growing of the nation’s largest cities and 14th [...]

June 8th, 2016|Population Growth|

Central Ohio on Pace to Grow By One Million People by 2050

Two years ago, when MORPC launched insight2050 to examine the effects of population growth and changing development in the coming 35 years, we soon found that Central Ohio would add 500,000 people by 2050. The question was, “Could it be even more?” And the answer turns out to be “yes.” Since 2010, our region has [...]

May 12th, 2016|Development, Population Growth|

Central Ohio Hits Population Milestone

In 2015 Central Ohio surpassed two million residents, according to a recent Columbus Dispatch story. As expected, much of the growth can be attributed to “natural growth” – babies being born to parents who live in the region. However, the rise in new residents is also indicative of Central Ohio’s attractiveness to young adults who [...]

April 4th, 2016|Population Growth|

Mayors Meet at MORPC

As a regional planning commission, MORPC seeks to bring together collaborators to solve complex problems in Central Ohio. It was in that spirit that MORPC hosted a forum focused on how local cities can better connect and collectively implement strategies for the betterment of our growing region. Familiar faces gathered in the room such as [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Best Practices, Population Growth|

It Takes a Village to Age in Place

Central Ohio’s population is not only growing but shifting, from a majority of people aged 35 – 54 to a majority made up of two distinct age groups: younger adults aged 16 – 34 and senior citizens aged 65 and above. This leads us to ask, how do we ensure that our communities are welcoming [...]

September 21st, 2015|Population Growth|