Houses For Rent in Columbus

Columbus has a total population of 879,170 and 45.00% of the population own their home. 55.00% of the occupied housing units are renters within the Columbus metro area. The median gross rent for houses for rent in Columbus from 2014 - 2016 was $856. Today, the rental rate has risen 3.74% from 2016. Residents tend to be more long term with 77.40% staying in their residence for more than 1 year. For those who own a home, the median value of the house is $131,800.

Rental Rates in Columbus, OH

The average rental rate for all rental properties within Columbus is $888. The rental rates by bedrooms is as follows. A studio is $637, a one bedroom is $802, a two bedroom is $916, and for three bedrooms, the rental rate is $1,119. The average sq ft for a rental unit is 862 sq. ft. With 3 bedrooms being about on average 1,294 sq. ft.

By neighborhood, the average rental rates in Columbus are as follows:

Willow Creek - $607

Greenleaf - $607

Leawood - $608

Berwick Manor - $608

Beechwold - $608
Westbrook - $650
North Linden - $650
Maize - Morse - $650
Hyde Park - $650
Framingham - $650
Clinton Estates - $650
Beaumont - $650
Williams Creek - $670
Vasser Village - $670
Steelton - $670
Millbrook - $670
Marion Franklin - $670
Madison Mills - $670
Innis Gardens Village - $670
Indian Mounds Park - $668

Columbus Data


The total population under the age of 18 is 30.30%. While those over 65 is 9.40%. Women make up 51.30%, while men make up the remaining 48.70%.

61.10% of the population is White, 5.80% is Latino and 28.00% African American.

Education and Economy

21.20% of the population in Columbus is considered to be at the poverty level. The education level is rather high with 88.80% with a high school degree or higher. The median annual household salary for Columbus is $47,156 with 52.35% of all businesses within the city being owned by men, while 39.77% are owned by women and 32.25% of businesses are minority owned.

City Information

Columbus is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio, the state's third largest metropolitan area behind Cincinnati and Cleveland, and the fourth largest city in the American Midwest. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and became the state capital in 1816. The city has a diverse and varied economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology.


In 2008, MarketWatch named Columbus as the 7th best place to do business in the nation. In 2010, the city had four corporations named to the U.S. Fortune 500 list including Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power, Limited Brands, and Big Lots, with Cardinal Health located in Dublin along with a metropolitan area GDP of $90 billion. Major foreign corporations operating or with divisions in the city include Germany based Siemens and Roxane Laboratories, Finland based Vaisala, Japan based Techneglas, Inc., Tomasco Mulciber Inc., and A Y Manufacturing, as well as Switzerland based ABB Group and Mettler Toledo.

Columbus Neighborhoods

Columbus has a variety of unique and diverse neighborhoods that make up the character of the city. Some unique neighborhoods where you can find apartments to rent in Columbus and townhomes to rent in Columbus include: Arena District, Argyle Park, Berwick, Berwin (Berwick Manor), The Bottoms, Brewery District, Briggsdale, Cherry Creek, Clinton Estates, Clintonville, Dennison Place (The Circles), Discovery District, Downtown Columbus, Driving Park, East Columbus (Eastside), Eastland, Eastmoor, Easton Area, Edgewood, Far North, Far South, Fifth by Northwest, Flytown, Forest Park, Franklinton, German Village, Georgian Heights, Glenbrook, Glen Echo, Hardesty Heights, Harrison West, Hilltop, Holly Hill, Hungarian Village, Indianola Forest and Iuka Ravine, Innis Gardens, Italian Village, King Lincoln Bronzeville, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Village, Linden, Linworth, Maize Morse, Merion Village, McKinley Avenue Corridor, Millbrook, Milo Grogan, Mount Vernon, Murray Hill, Near East Side, Near Southside, NECKO, North Central, Northcrest, Northern Woods, Northeast,Northgate, Northland, Northwest, Northwood Park, Old North Columbus, Old Oaks, Olde Towne East, Olentangy, Olentangy River Road, Reeb Hosack, Riverbend, River South District, San Margherita, Schumacher Place, Seagrave, Short North, South Alum Creek, South Central Accord, South End, Southwest, Swaynes Addition, Taylor Station, Tri South, Tri Village, University District, University View, Uptown District, Victorian Village, Weinland Park, West Columbus Westgate, Westland and Woodland Park. You may also be interested in luxury apartments for rent in Columbus and condos for rent in Columbus.

Culture and Living

Columbus has a large number of interesting landmarks that attract many tourists and sightseers. These include: Greek-Revival State Capitol, the art deco Ohio Judicial Center and the Peter Eisenman designed Wexner Center and Greater Columbus Convention Center. Other buildings of interest include the Rhodes State Office Tower, LeVeque Tower, and One Nationwide Plaza. The Columbus Museum of Art opened in 1931, and has a collection focusing on European and American art up to early modernism. The Wexner Center for the Arts, a contemporary art gallery and research facility, is located on the Campus of The Ohio State University. The Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District includes Inniswood Metro Gardens, a collection of public gardens; Highbanks Metro Park; Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park; as well as many others. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is world renowned for its collections that include lowland gorillas, polar bears, manatees, Siberian tigers, cheetahs, and kangaroos. Columbus is the home of many renowned performing arts institutions including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus, the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO), Columbus Children's Theatre, Shadowbox Cabaret and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Throughout the summer, the Actors' Theatre offers free performances of Shakespearean plays in an open-air amphitheatre located in German Village.

The Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League play at Nationwide Arena.

Colleges and Universities

Columbus is the home of two public colleges: The Ohio State University, one of the largest college campuses in the United States, and Columbus State Community College. In 2017, The Ohio State University was ranked No. 56 in the country by U.S. News and World Report for best public university, and No. 17 overall for public universities. Some of OSU's graduate school programs placed in the top 5, including: No. 5 for best veterinary program and No. 5 for best pharmacy program. The specialty graduate programs of social psychology was ranked No. 2, dispute resolution was ranked No. 5, vocational education No. 2, and elementary education, secondary teacher education, administration and supervision No. 5. Private institutions located in Columbus include the Columbus College of Art and Design, Fortis College, DeVry University, Ohio Business College, Ohio Institute of Health Careers, Bradford School and Franklin University, as well as the religious schools Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Ohio Dominican University, Pontifical College Josephinum, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Three major suburban schools also have an influence on Columbus' educational landscape: Bexley's Capital University, Westerville's Otterbein College, and Delaware's Ohio Wesleyan University. 

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