Columbus Named Top Memorial Day Weekend Destination




https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/05/24/cnn-names-columbus-a-top-place-to-visit-for.html

Columbus has been receiving a lot of great national press in recent years, and that continued when CNN called the city the #2 best destination for Memorial Day weekend. The recent opening of the National Veterans Memorial, the first of its kind in the country, seemed to play a prominent role in the decision.

The National Veterans Memorial on the Scioto Peninsula, completed in 2018.

2018 Ohio City Population Estimates





A few days ago, the Census released the latest population estimates for all cities, towns and villages for July 1, 2018. Here were the top 30 cities in Ohio in 2010 and 2018.

2010 Population———————————————–2018 Population
1. Columbus: 787,033—————————————1. Columbus: 892,533
2. Cleveland: 396,815—————————————2. Cleveland: 383,793
3. Cincinnati: 296,943————————————–3. Cincinnati: 302,605
4. Toledo: 287,208——————————————4. Toledo: 274,975
5. Akron: 199,110——————————————–5. Akron: 198,006
6. Dayton: 141,527——————————————6. Dayton: 140,640
7. Parma: 81,601——————————————–7. Parma: 78,751
8. Canton: 73,007——————————————-8. Canton: 70,458
9. Youngstown: 66,982————————————9. Youngstown: 64,958
10. Lorain: 64,097——————————————10. Lorain: 64,028
11. Hamilton: 62,477—————————————11. Hamilton: 62,174
12. Springfield: 60,608————————————12. Springfield: 59,282
13. Kettering: 56,163————————————–13. Kettering: 55,103
14. Elyria: 54,533——————————————14. Elyria: 53,881
15. Lakewood: 52,131————————————–15. Lakewood: 50,100
16. Cuyahoga Falls: 49,652——————————-16. Newark: 50,029
17. Euclid: 48,920—————————————–17. Cuyahoga Falls: 49,272
18. Middletown: 48,694———————————-18. Middletown: 48,861
19. Mansfield: 47,821————————————–19. Dublin: 48,647
20. Newark: 47,573—————————————-20. Beavercreek: 47,391
21. Mentor: 47,159—————————————–21. Mentor: 47,273
22. Cleveland Heights: 46,121—————————-22. Euclid: 46,946
23. Beavercreek: 45,193———————————-23. Mansfield: 46,560
24. Strongsville: 44,750———————————–24. Strongsville: 44,853
25. Fairfield: 42,510——————————25. Cleveland Heights: 44,373
26. Dublin: 41,751——————————————26. Fairfield: 42,613
27. Warren: 41,557—————————————-27. Grove City: 41,625
28. Findlay 41,202—————————————-28. Findlay: 41,324
29. Lancaster: 38,780———————————–29. Lancaster: 40,414
30. Lima: 38,771——————————————30. Westerville: 40,387

And here were the top 25 cities with the highest numeric growth 2010-2018.
1. Columbus: +105,500
2. Hilliard: +7,979
3. Dublin: +6,896
4. Grove City: +6,050
5. Cincinnati: +5,662
6. Delaware: +5,177
7. North Ridgeville: +4,424
8. Westerville: +4,267
9. New Albany: +3,165
10. Pickerington: +2,910
11. Mason: +2,874
12. Newark: +2,456
13. Reynoldsburg: +2,385
14. Gahanna: +2,303
15. Wadsworth: +2,214
16. Beavercreek: +2,198
17. Marysville: +2,173
18. Avon: +2,070
19. Powell: +1,809
20. Grandview Heights: +1,785
21. Upper Arlington: +1,751
22. Harrison: +1,711
23. Lancaster: +1,634
24. Oxford: +1,514
25. Sunbury: +1,485

Columbus’ growth is very impressive in Ohio, but it has also been a top 15 fastest-growing city in the country for the past few years now, and there appears to be little standing in the way of that continuing.