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Zip Codes

43201, 43202, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43210, 43211, 43212, 43214, 43215, 43217, 43220, 43222, 43223, 43224, 43227, 43229, 43231, 43232

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Columbus is approximately 730,008 (2004), 787033 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 327,175 (2000), 331602 (2010).

The amount of land area in Columbus is 544.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Columbus is 210.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.9 sq kilometers.
The distance from Columbus to Washington DC is 346 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Columbus is positioned 39.98 degrees north of the equator and 82.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Columbus per capita income is $20,450 (2000).
Columbus median income is $47,391 (2000).

Columbus miscellany.

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Location

Columbus location: in central Ohio where Interstate 70 and 71 intersect. It is located near the geographic center of the state. Other nearby communities include Grandview Heights, Bexley, Marble Cliff, Upper Arlington, Valleyview, Riverlea, Minerva Park and Worthington.

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The geography for Columbus is mostly flat. The Scioto and Olentangy Rivers are the main waterways in Columbus, their confluence being near downtown Columbus. Other smaller bodies in the area include Alum Cree, Big Walnut Creek and Darby Cree,. Columbus is mostly flat but the river areas have more ravines and hilly areas than the general area.

Climate & Weather

The climate for Columbus is moderate with four distinct seasons. The area is generally humid and hot in the summers and cold and dry during the winter season.
The weather in Columbus is enjoyable. There is an annual average snowfall in Columbus of 28 inches. The first freeze of the year is usually in Mid-October and the last freeze of the year is usually in Mid-April.
Columbus average annual rainfall is 37 inches per year
Columbus average annual snowfall is 28 inches per year.
Columbus average temperature is 54 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 38 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 73 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Columbus history:

Early Native American tribes in this area included the Miami, Delaware, Wyandot, Shawnee and Mingo nations. New settlers to this area encountered much conflict over the land. The Treaty of Greenville was forged and more new settlements were began. Lucas Sullivant, a surveyor from Virginia came here in 1797 and founded one of these new settlements on the west bank of the Scioto River. He named his new community Franklinton after Benjamin Franklin. Once Ohio became a state in 1803, there was much discussion and political argument over where the state capital should be located. For a time it was in Chillicothe and Zanesville, but leaders felt the eventual capital should be in a more central location for the state. A number of proposed their city be chosen, but the frontrunner turned out to be the proposal by a group of land speculators who had Sullivant’s support. With state legislative approval the city of Columbus was founded in February of 1812 opposite Franklinton in the area known as Wolf’s Ridge. It was named to honor Christopher Columbus. It was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and was named the state capital in 1816.
Once the National Road reached the city in 1831, many more immigrants came to settle here. The city became a melting pot of many nationalities, each settling in their own favorite area of the city. The capitol building was finally finished and opened to the public on 7 January 1857. It had taken eighteen years to complete.

Around 1900, Columbus became known as the Arch City. This was due to the dozens of arches that were above High Street. At this time, the arches were made of metal, but had formerly been made of wood. The arches were iluminated and later were used to provide power to the new city streetcars.

Here is a history page for Columbus, including pictures.
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Attractions

Columbus attractions:

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Columbus is the place where the ice cream banana split was created!

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Columbus Ohio is the birthplace of Aviator, Eddie Rickenbacker.

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