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Columbus, Indiana Offers Quality of Life

  • Columbus, Indiana, (population 45,000) is ranked sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architects, right behind Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
  • Columbus has hundreds of acres in a city park system ranked number one in the country by the National Recreation and Park Association for cities the size of Columbus. Parks feature such unusual facilities as an ice skating rink, a skateboard park, an observation tower, and an ivy-covered tunnel, as well as the more typical, yet fun, activities such as fishing, walking, hiking, and biking.
  • Most of the downtown is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. In a highly unusual move, the even more exclusive National Historic Landmarks Program honored the city by accepting six locations simultaneously.

A Welcoming, Diverse Community

  • 1,300 students speak 51 unique languages in our public schools.
  • Our Asian population is our 2nd largest resident group, with more than 3,733 persons as of 2015.
  • Columbus ranks 2nd in nation for concentration of “H-1B” visas for foreign-born workers, with 14.6 per 1,000 workers.
  • Columbus is a leader in welcoming international companies and their employees.  We are the proud home of 21 Japanese companies, 4 German, 4 Chinese, and one company each from France, Switzerland, and Canada.  Combined, our international HQ’d companies employ more than 6,000 persons locally.
  • Our total population has grown 24.3% since 1990 to an estimated 79,129 in 2012.
  • Census figures indicate our population grew by 1,300 persons in 2012, with 48% of our new residents coming from other U.S. locations (domestic migration), 26% from international migration, and 26% from natural increase.

Top Rated Public Education

  • Residents have a wide selection of school choice in Columbus and Bartholomew County.  The largest public school district within the county (and the 17th largest in the state) is Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp (BCSC), serving more than 11,000 students among its two high schools (Columbus North & Columbus East), two middle schools (Northside and Central), and 11 elementary schools.  BCSC is also home to the Columbus Signature Academy, the first K-12 Project-Based Learning magnet school in the nation.  Students at the two CSA elementary schools, middle school, and New Tech High School campus work collaboratively using technology and project-based learning to solve authentic problems and create real-world projects.