2018 Columbus and Peer City Diversity Comparison



Yesterday, the Census released tons of new demographic data for 2018. The next few posts will detail some of that data and how Columbus compares to Midwestern and national peers. These peers are based on either large Midwestern cities or metro areas between 1.5-2.5 million.
This post will directly compare racial diversity.

Total Non-Hispanic White Population by City by Year
2010———————————–2018

1. Chicago: 853,910————–1. Chicago: 899,980
2. Indianapolis: 482,195———2. Columbus: 486,431
3. Columbus: 470,971———–3. Austin: 470,620
4. Jacksonville, FL: 452,926—-4. Indianapolis: 465,466
5. Portland, OR: 417,876——–5. Portland: 457,042
6. Austin: 384,065—————6. Jacksonville: 455,487
7. Virginia Beach: 282,812——7. Omaha: 307,845
8. Las Vegas: 280,604———-8. Virginia Beach: 275,371
9. Omaha, NE: 277,606———9. Las Vegas: 272,870
10. San Jose, CA: 265,311——10. Kansas City: 269,854
11. Kansas City, MO: 247,473–11. San Jose: 253,571
12. Wichita, KS: 245,146——-12. Minneapolis: 252,327
13. Minneapolis: 242,848——13. Wichita: 242,671
14. Milwaukee: 221,514——–14. Lincoln: 227,215
15. Lincoln, NE: 216,076——-15. Milwaukee: 204,250
16. Pittsburgh: 203,622——–16. Pittsburgh: 195,468
17. Fort Wayne, IN: 179,646—17. Madison: 186,034
18. Madison, WI: 178,307——18. Fort Wayne: 173,088
19. Toledo: 177,341————–19. St. Paul: 159,782
20. Sacramento, CA: 165,610–20. Sacramento: 158,333
21. St. Paul, MN: 159,704——-21. Toledo: 157,967
22. Des Moines, IA: 145,937—22. Cincinnati: 150,693
23. Cincinnati: 143,120———23. Des Moines: 137,268
24. Cleveland: 137,977———24. St. Louis: 133,688
25. St. Louis: 134,146———–25. Cleveland: 131,010
26. Grand Rapids, MI: 104,636–26. Grand Rapids: 115,719
27. Providence, RI: 64,284——27. Detroit: 72,982
28. Detroit: 55,298————–28. Providence: 58,856

Previous peers, such as San Antonio, Charlotte and Orlando were removed as their metros are now larger than the 2.5 million comparison limit.  Jacksonville, Florida entered the comparison with a metro population of just over 1.5 million in 2018.  Smaller Ohio cities like Dayton, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, which are normally compared, did not have this data available.

Total Non-Hispanic White Change 2010-2018
1. Austin: +86,555
2. Chicago: +46,070
3. Portland: +39,166
4. Omaha: +30,239
5. Kansas City: +22,381
6. Detroit: +17,684
7. Columbus: +15,460
8. Lincoln: +11,139
9. Grand Rapids: +11,083
10. Minneapolis: +9,479
11. Madison: +7,727
12. Cincinnati: +7,573
13. Jacksonville: +2,561
14. St. Paul: +28
15. St. Louis: -458
16. Wichita: -2,475
17. Providence: -5,428
18. Fort Wayne: -6,558
19. Cleveland: -6,967
20. Sacramento: -7,277
21. Virginia Beach: -7,441
22. Las Vegas: -7,734
23. Pittsburgh: -8,154
24. Des Moines: -8,669
25. San Jose: -11,740
26. Indianapolis: -16,729
27. Milwaukee: -17,264
28. Toledo: -19,374

Non-Hispanic White % of Total Population by City in 2018
1. Lincoln: 79.1%
2. Madison: 72.1%
3. Portland: 70.0%
4. Omaha: 65.7%
5. Fort Wayne: 65.5%
6. Pittsburgh: 64.9%
7. Des Moines: 63.3%
8. Wichita: 62.3%
9. Virginia Beach: 61.2%
10. Minneapolis: 59.3%
11. Grand Rapids: 57.8%
12. Toledo: 57.5%
13. Kansas City: 54.9%
14. Columbus: 54.3%
15. Indianapolis: 53.9%
16. St. Paul: 51.9%
17. Jacksonville: 50.4%
18. Cincinnati: 49.8%
19. Austin: 48.8%
20. St. Louis: 44.2%
21. Las Vegas: 42.3%
22. Milwaukee: 34.5%
23. Cleveland: 34.1%
24. Chicago: 33.3%
25. Providence: 32.8%
26. Sacramento: 31.1%
27. San Jose: 24.6%
28. Detroit: 10.9%

Total Non-Hispanic Black Population by City by Year
2010————————————2018
1.  Chicago: 895,294————1. Chicago: 784,266
2. Detroit: 587,707————–2. Detroit: 520,161
3. Jacksonville: 249,532——-3. Jacksonville: 274,290
4. Milwaukee: 230,473——–4. Columbus: 259,803
5. Indianapolis: 226,314——-5. Indianapolis: 251,958
6. Columbus: 216,486———6. Milwaukee: 222,619
7. Cleveland: 208,528———7. Cleveland: 178,909
8. St. Louis: 157,382———–8. Kansas City: 137,867
9. Kansas City: 138,461——-9. St. Louis: 137,087
10. Cincinnati: 131,909——-10. Cincinnati: 122,261
11. Virginia Beach: 79,583—11. Virginia Beach: 84,333
12. Toledo: 75,033————12. Minneapolis: 81,930
13. Pittsburgh: 71,539——-13. Austin: 78,354
14. Minneapolis: 63,749—–14. Toledo: 74,630
15. Sacramento: 61,976—–15. Pittsburgh: 68,637
16. Austin: 61,833————16. Las Vegas: 68,488
17. Las Vegas: 60,187——–17. Sacramento: 64,824
18. Omaha: 55,086———–18. Omaha: 56,503
19. Wichita: 42,662———-19. St. Paul: 44,572
20. St. Paul: 41,923———-20. Wichita: 42,874
21. Grand Rapids: 41,848—21. Fort Wayne: 40,640
22. Fort Wayne: 39,016—–22. Portland: 39,882
23. Portland: 37,355——–23. Grand Rapids: 35,264
24. San Jose: 29,831——–24. San Jose: 29,432
25. Des Moines: 19,962—-25. Providence: 26,594
26. Providence: 19,265—–26. Des Moines: 24,018
27. Madison: 17,560——–27. Madison: 20,276
28. Lincoln: 9,023———-28. Lincoln: 12,203

Total Non-Hispanic Black Change 2010-2018
1. Columbus: +43,317
2. Indianapolis: +25,644
3. Jacksonville: +24,758
4. Minneapolis: +18,181
5. Austin: +16,521
6. Las Vegas: +8,301
7. Providence: +7,329
8. Virginia Beach: +4,750
9. Des Moines: +4,056
10. Lincoln: +3,180
11. Sacramento: +2,848
12. Madison: +2,716
13. St. Paul: +2,649
14. Portland: +2,527
15. Fort Wayne: +1,624
16. Omaha: +1,417
17. Wichita: +212
18. San Jose: -399
19. Toledo: -403
20. Kansas City: -594
21. Pittsburgh: -2,902
22. Grand Rapids: -6,584
23. Milwaukee: -7,854
24. Cincinnati: -9,648
25. St. Louis: -20,295
26. Cleveland: -29,619
27. Detroit: -67,546
28. Chicago: -111,028

Non-Hispanic Black % of Total Population by City in 2018
1. Detroit: 77.3%
2. Cleveland: 46.6%
3. St. Louis: 45.3%
4. Cincinnati: 40.4%
5. Milwaukee: 37.7%
6. Jacksonville: 30.4%
7. Indianapolis: 29.2%
8. Columbus: 29.0%
9. Chicago: 29.0%
10. Kansas City: 28.0%
11. Toledo: 27.1%
12. Pittsburgh: 22.8%
13. Minneapolis: 19.3%
14. Virginia Beach: 18.7%
15. Grand Rapids: 17.6%
16. Fort Wayne: 15.4%
17. Providence: 14.8%
18. St. Paul: 14.5%
19. Sacramento: 12.8%
20. Omaha: 12.1%
21. Des Moines: 11.1%
22. Wichita: 11.0%
23. Las Vegas: 10.6%
24. Austin: 8.1%
25. Madison: 7.9%
26. Portland: 6.1%
27. Lincoln: 4.3%
28. San Jose: 2.9%

Total Non-Hispanic Asian Population by City by Year
2010——————————-2018
1. San Jose: 303,227————1. San Jose: 367,280
2. Chicago: 148,280————2. Chicago: 179,841
3. Sacramento: 84,556——–3. Sacramento: 97,192
4. Austin: 46,575—————4. Austin: 73,185
5.  Portland: 43,185————5. St. Paul: 59,395
6. St. Paul: 41,989————–6. Portland: 57,526
7. Las Vegas: 37,406———-7. Columbus: 54,902
8. Columbus: 35,468———-8. Las Vegas: 46,422
9. Jacksonville: 33,663——–9. Jacksonville: 42,639
10. Virginia Beach: 27,303—10. Virginia Beach: 31,875
11. Milwaukee: 22,670——–11. Indianapolis: 31,777
12. Minneapolis: 21,426——12. Minneapolis: 26,768
13.  Wichita: 19,420———-13. Milwaukee: 25,17
14. Indianapolis: 17,137——14. Madison: 23,594
15. Madison: 16,671———-15. Wichita: 17,410
16. Pittsburgh: 12,036——-16. Omaha: 17,185
17. Providence: 11,497——-17. Pittsburgh: 16,724
18. Lincoln: 10,452———–18. Des Moines: 15,057
19. Kansas City: 10,263—–19. Fort Wayne: 13,661
20. Des Moines: 8,867——20. Providence: 12,556
21. St. Louis: 8,717———–21. Lincoln: 12,494
22. Omaha: 8,397———–22. Kansas City: 12,130
23. Fort Wayne: 6,945—–23. St. Louis: 10,662
24. Detroit: 6,549———-24. Detroit: 10,597
25. Cincinnati: 5,938——25. Cleveland: 10,595
26. Cleveland: 5,392——26. Cincinnati: 6,999
27. Grand Rapids: 3,695–27. Grand Rapids: 4,431
28. Toledo: 3,125———-28. Toledo: 2,802

Total Non-Hispanic Asian Change 2010-2018
1. San Jose: +64,053
2. Chicago: +31,561
3. Austin: +26,610
4. Columbus: +19,434
5. St. Paul: +17,406
6. Indianapolis: +14,640
7. Portland: +14,341
8. Sacramento: +12,636
9. Las Vegas: +9,016
10. Jacksonville: +8,976
11. Omaha: +8,788
12. Madison: +6,923
13. Fort Wayne: +6,716
14. Des Moines: +6,190
15. Minneapolis: +5,342
16. Cleveland: +5,203
17. Pittsburgh: +4,688
18. Virginia Beach: +4,572
19. Detroit: +4,048
20. Milwaukee: +2,501
21. Lincoln: +2,042
22. St. Louis: +1,945
23. Kansas City: +1,867
24. Cincinnati: +1,061
25. Providence: +1,059
26. Grand Rapids: +736
27. Toledo: -323
28. Wichita: -2,010

Non-Hispanic Asian % of Total Population by City in 2018
1. San Jose: 35.7%
2. St. Paul: 19.3%
3. Sacramento: 19.1%
4. Madison: 9.1%
5. Portland: 8.8%
6. Austin: 7.6%
7. Las Vegas: 7.2%
8. Virginia Beach: 7.1%
9. Providence: 7.0%
10. Des Moines: 6.9%
11. Chicago: 6.7%
12. Minneapolis: 6.3%
13. Columbus: 6.1%
14. Pittsburgh: 5.6%
15. Fort Wayne: 5.2%
16. Jacksonville: 4.7%
17. Wichita: 4.5%
18. Lincoln: 4.4%
19. Milwaukee: 4.3%
20. Indianapolis: 3.7%
21. Omaha: 3.7%
22. St. Louis: 3.5%
23. Cleveland: 2.8%
24. Kansas City: 2.5%
25. Cincinnati: 2.3%
26. Grand Rapids: 2.2%
27. Detroit: 1.6%
28. Toledo: 1.0%



Total Hispanic Population by City By Year
2010———————————2018
1. Chicago: 763,968————-1. Chicago: 776,661
2. San Jose: 318,389————2. San Jose: 333,819
3. Austin: 288,130—————3. Austin: 314,949
4. Las Vegas: 181,923———–4. Las Vegas: 222,860
5. Sacramento: 124,461———5. Sacramento: 148,343
6. Milwaukee: 104,619———-6. Milwaukee: 119,876
7. Indianapolis: 78,467———-7. Jacksonville: 94,158
8.  Providence: 76,645———-8. Indianapolis: 88,022
9. Jacksonville: 64,081———-9. Providence: 75,177
10. Wichita: 59,823————-10. Wichita: 70,564
11. Portland: 58,986————11. Omaha: 68,747
12. Omaha: 53,661————–12. Portland: 60,760
13. Kansas City: 49,800——–13. Columbus: 53,935
14. Detroit : 45,580————-14. Detroit: 52,718
15. Columbus: 43,276———-15. Kansas City: 52,638
16. Cleveland: 36,067———-16. Cleveland: 47,144
17. Minneapolis: 34,504——-17. Minneapolis: 40,912
18. Grand Rapids: 30,659—–18. Virginia Beach: 37,365
19. Virginia Beach: 29,206—-19. Grand Rapids: 36,469
20. St. Paul: 28,725————20. Des Moines: 31,706
21. Des Moines: 23,832——-21. St. Paul: 26,081
22. Toledo: 21,346————-22. Toledo: 24,625
23. Fort Wayne: 19,576——-23. Fort Wayne: 24,623
24. Lincoln: 16,007————24. Lincoln: 22,339
25. Madison: 14,062———-25. Madison: 18,867
26. St. Louis: 11,207———–26. St. Louis: 12,509
27. Cincinnati: 8,710———-27. Cincinnati: 10,773
28. Pittsburgh: 7,282———28. Pittsburgh: 10,180

Total Hispanic Population Change 2010-2018
1. Las Vegas: +40,937
2. Jacksonville: +30,077
3. Austin: +26,819
4. Sacramento: +23,882
5. San Jose: +15,430
6. Milwaukee: +15,257
7. Omaha: +15,086
8. Chicago: +12,693
9. Cleveland: +11,077
10. Wichita: +10,741
11. Columbus: +10,659
12. Indianapolis: +9,555
13. Virginia Beach: +8,159
14. Des Moines: +7,874
15. Detroit: +7,138
16. Minneapolis: +6,408
17. Lincoln: +6,332
18. Grand Rapids: +5,810
19. Fort Wayne: +5,047
20. Madison: +4,805
21. Toledo: +3,279
22. Pittsburgh: +2,898
23. Kansas City: +2,838
24. Cincinnati: +2,063
25. Portland: +1,774
26. St. Louis: +1,302
27. Providence: -1,468
28. St. Paul: -2,644

Hispanic % of Total Population by City in 2018
1. Providence: 41.9%
2. Las Vegas: 34.6%
3. Austin: 32.7%
4. San Jose: 32.4%
5. Sacramento: 29.2%
6. Chicago: 28.7%
7. Milwaukee: 20.3%
8. Grand Rapids: 18.2%
9. Wichita: 18.1%
10. Omaha: 14.7%
11. Des Moines: 14.6%
12. Cleveland: 12.3%
13. Kansas City: 10.7%
14. Jacksonville: 10.4%
15. Indianapolis: 10.2%
16. Minneapolis: 9.6%
17. Portland: 9.3%
18. Fort Wayne: 9.3%
19. Toledo: 9.0%
20. St. Paul: 8.5%
21. Virginia Beach: 8.3%
22. Detroit: 7.8%
23. Lincoln: 7.8%
24. Madison: 7.3%
25. Columbus: 6.0%
26. St. Louis: 4.1%
27. Cincinnati: 3.6%
28. Pittsburgh: 3.4%

Total Non-Hispanic Other Population by City by Year
2010——————————–2018

1. Chicago: 37,379————–1. Chicago: 65,240
2. San Jose: 32,439————-2. San Jose: 46,017
3. Sacramento: 30,900——–3. Columbus: 40,806
4. Portland: 28,027————-4. Sacramento: 39,825
5. Las Vegas: 24,521———–5. Portland: 37,363
6. Columbus: 23,738———–6. Jacksonville: 37,322
7. Jacksonville: 23,114———-7. Las Vegas: 34,024
8. Minneapolis: 20,753———8. Austin: 27,135
9. Virginia Beach: 20,268——9. Indianapolis: 26,908
10. Indianapolis: 20,086——10. Minneapolis: 23,458
11. Detroit: 16,776————-11. Virginia Beach: 21,245
12. Milwaukee: 16,311——– 12. Kansas City: 19,320
13. Wichita: 16,091————13. Milwaukee: 19,286
14. Omaha: 15,519————14. Omaha: 17,987
15. Austin: 14,915————-15. St. Paul: 17,871
16. Kansas City: 14,668——16. Detroit: 16,223
17. St. Paul: 13,098———–17. Cleveland: 16,123
18.  Pittsburgh: 11,280——-18. Wichita: 15,740
19. Toledo: 10,134————19. Toledo: 14,949
20. Fort Wayne: 8,513——-20. Lincoln: 13,148
21. Cleveland: 8,276———21. Fort Wayne: 12,158
22. St. Louis: 7,704———-22. Cincinnati: 11,889
23. Lincoln: 7,483———–23. Pittsburgh: 10,029
24. Grand Rapids: 7,376—24. Madison: 9,263
25. Cincinnati: 7,230——-25. Des Moines: 8,944
26. Madison: 7,177———26. St. Louis: 8,892
27. Providence: 6,471——27: Grand Rapids: 8,347
28. Des Moines: 5,598—–28. Providence: 6,152

Total Non-Hispanic Other Population Change 2010-2018
1. Chicago: +27,861
2. Columbus; +17,068
3. Jacksonville: +14,208
4. San Jose: +13,578
5. Austin: +12,220
6. Las Vegas: +9,503
7. Portland: +9,336
8. Sacramento: +8,925
9. Cleveland: +7.847
10. Indianapolis: +6,822
11. Lincoln: +5,665
12. Toledo: +4,815
13. St. Paul: +4,773
14. Cincinnati: +4,659
15. Kansas City: +4,652
16. Fort Wayne: +3,645
17. Des Moines: +3,346
18. Milwaukee: +2,975
19. Minneapolis: +2,705
20. Omaha: +2,468
21. Madison: +2,086
22. St. Louis: 1,188
23. Virginia Beach: +977
24. Grand Rapids: +971
25. Providence: -319
26. Wichita: -351
27. Detroit: -553
28. Pittsburgh: -1251

Non-Hispanic Other % of Total Population by City in 2018
1. Sacramento: 7.8%
2. St. Paul: 5.8%
3. Portland: 5.7%
4. Minneapolis: 5.5%
5. Toledo: 5.4%
6. Las Vegas: 5.3%
7. Virginia Beach: 4.7%
8. Fort Wayne: 4.6%
9. Lincoln: 4.6%
10. Columbus: 4.6%
11. San Jose: 4.5%
12. Cleveland: 4.2%
13. Grand Rapids: 4.2%
14. Jacksonville: 4.1%
15. Des Moines: 4.1%
16. Wichita: 4.0%
17. Cincinnati: 3.9%
18. Kansas City: 3.9%
19. Omaha: 3.8%
20. Madison: 3.6%
21. Providence: 3.4%
22. Pittsburgh: 3.3%
23. Milwaukee: 3.3%
24. Indianapolis: 3.1%
25. St. Louis: 2.9%
26. Austin: 2.8%
27. Chicago: 2.4%
28. Detroit: 2.4%

Now that we can see all the numbers, what is the 2018 ranking of most to least racially diverse? To find out, I assigned points by the ranking of % of population, so #1 of a particular ranking would get 1 point, the next 2 points and so on. The cities with the fewest points are the most diverse.
Here are the rankings for both 2010 and 2018.

Most to Least Diverse by Year and Total Points
2010——————————–2018

1. Portland: 50—————–1. Portland: 54
2. Sacramento: 52————2. Sacramento: 54
3. St. Paul: 53—————–3. Minneapolis: 55
4. Minneapolis: 54———–4. St. Paul: 58
5. Virginia Beach: 55——–5. Las Vegas: 59
6. Wichita: 57—————-6. Virginia Beach: 59
7. Las Vegas: 60————-7. Fort Wayne: 62
8. Providence: 61————8. Des Moines: 64
9. Omaha: 66—————-9. Jacksonville: 67
10. Grand Rapids: 69——-10. Columbus: 70
11. Des Moines: 71———-11. San Jose: 71
12. Madison: 72————-12. Cleveland: 72
13. San Jose: 72————-13. Wichita: 72
14. Fort Wayne: 73———14. Grand Rapids: 73
15. Kansas City: 73———15. Providence: 73
16. Milwaukee: 73———-16. Omaha: 74
17. Pittsburgh: 74———-17. Madison: 75
18. Jacksonville: 75——–18. Toledo: 75
19. Chicago: 76————-19. Milwaukee: 76
20. Columbus: 77———-20. Chicago: 77
21. Austin: 80—————21. Austin: 78
22. Indianapolis: 81——–22. Kansas City: 78
23. Toledo: 81————–23. Lincoln: 78
24. Lincoln: 85————-24. Indianapolis: 81
25. St. Louis: 94———–25. Pittsburgh: 82
26. Cleveland: 95———-26. Cincinnati: 91
27. Cincinnati: 97———-27. St. Louis: 96
28. Detroit: 104————28. Detroit: 106

Columbus had one of the fastest improvements of its diversity, moving up 10 spots from 20th to 10th.



Columbus City Diversity and Peer Comparison




In the 2nd post related to the recently-released Census demographic data, I’ll look at city diversity and how it’s been changing since 2005.

Rank by City of Total White, non-Hispanic Population by Year
2005————————————–2010————————————-2017
1. Chicago, IL: 819,215————1. Chicago: 853,910————1. Chicago: 879,334
2. Indianapolis, IN: 491,044—2. Indianapolis: 482,195—–2. Columbus: 490,149
3. Columbus: 442,958———-3. Columbus: 470,971—-3. Indianapolis: 468,665
4. Portland, OR: 382,033———-4. Portland: 417,876————4. Austin: 453,801
5. San Antonio, TX: 356,420—–5. Austin: 384,065————5. Portland: 452,132
6. Austin, TX: 347,013——-6. San Antonio: 351,420—6. San Antonio: 375,463
7. Nashville, TN: 314,518——–7. Nashville: 339,030——–7. Nashville: 368,195
8. Charlotte, NC: 302,789——-8. Charlotte: 331,357——8. Charlotte: 360,270
9. Virginia Beach, VA: 290,891–9. Virginia Beach: 282,812——9. Omaha: 311,349
10. San Jose, CA: 281,822—–10. Las Vegas: 280,604———–10. Las Vegas: 280,201
11. Las Vegas, NV: 281,679—-11. Omaha: 277,606———–11. Virginia Beach: 277,338
12. Omaha, NE: 267,685——–12. San Jose: 265,311————12. Kansas City: 272,548
13. Kansas City, MO: 249,123—13. Kansas City: 247,473——13. San Jose: 267,315
14. Wichita, KS: 245,527———-14. Wichita: 245,146————14. Minneapolis: 252,304
15. Milwaukee, WI: 219,891——15. Minneapolis: 242,848——15. Wichita: 243,143
16. Minneapolis, MN: 216,975—16. Milwaukee: 221,514——–16. Lincoln: 226,297
17. Lincoln, NE: 197,287———-17. Lincoln: 216,076————-17. Milwaukee: 207,043
18. Toledo: 183,746—————-18. Pittsburgh: 203,622———18. Pittsburgh: 196,687
19. Pittsburgh, PA: 180,725——19. Fort Wayne: 179,646——-19. Madison: 187,566
20. Madison, WI: 161,631——–20. Madison: 178,307————20. Fort Wayne: 166,912
21. St. Paul, MN: 161,329——–21. Toledo: 177,341————–21. Toledo: 164,104
22. Sacramento, CA: 160,599—22. Sacramento: 165,610——22. Sacramento: 159,291
23. Fort Wayne, IN: 157,672—–23. St. Paul: 159,704———–23. St. Paul: 152,558
24. Des Moines, IA: 149,786—–24. Des Moines: 145,937——24. Cincinnati: 143,028
25. Cleveland: 147,359———–25. Cincinnati: 143,120———25. Des Moines: 137,235
26. St. Louis, MO: 143,590——26. Cleveland: 137,977———26. St. Louis: 134,471
27. Cincinnati: 138,486———–27. St. Louis: 134,146———–27. Cleveland: 126,714
28. Akron: 128,976—————-28. Akron: 120,800————–28. Grand Rapids: 114,349
29. Grand Rapids, MI: 113,791—29. Grand Rapids: 104,636—29. Akron: 113,951
30. Orlando, FL: 92,326———–30. Orlando: 96,867————-30. Orlando: 95,876
31. Detroit, MI: 77,163————-31. Dayton: 72,663————–31. Dayton: 71,094
32. Dayton: 67,581—————–32. Providence: 64,284——–32. Detroit: 70,931
33. Providence, RI: 64,223——-33. Detroit: 55,298————–33. Providence: 59,321

Columbus moved from 3rd to 2nd over the period.

Rank by City of Total Black, non-Hispanic Population by Year
2005—————————————–2010———————————2017

1. Chicago: 938,097—————–1. Chicago: 895,294———–1. Chicago: 797,253
2. Detroit: 683,999——————–2. Detroit: 587,707————-2. Detroit: 529,593
3. Milwaukee: 222,040————–3. Charlotte: 251,274———-3. Charlotte: 292,104
4. Cleveland: 221,797—————4. Milwaukee: 230,473——–4. Columbus: 248,476
5. Charlotte: 205,216—————-5. Indianapolis: 226,314——-5. Indianapolis: 236,606
6. Indianapolis: 193,948————6. Columbus: 216,486———6. Milwaukee: 228,720
7. Columbus: 179,197—————7. Cleveland: 208,528———7. Cleveland: 186,073
8. St. Louis: 168,768—————-8. Nashville: 171,104———–8. Nashville: 180,830
9. Nashville: 148,051—————-9. St. Louis: 157,382———–9. St. Louis: 143,761
10. Kansas City: 131,694———-10. Kansas City: 138,461—–10. Kansas City: 138,346
11. Cincinnati: 131,010————-11. Cincinnati: 131,909——–11. Cincinnati: 127,589
12. Pittsburgh: 81,758————–12. Virginia Beach: 79,583—-12. San Antonio: 97,925
13. Virginia Beach: 80,004——–13. San Antonio: 79,307——13. Virginia Beach: 82,181
14. Orlando: 73,736—————–14. Toledo: 75,033————-14. Minneapolis: 75,006
15. Toledo: 72,190——————-15. Pittsburgh: 71,539——–15. Toledo: 74,906
16. Sacramento: 71,452————16. Orlando: 70,988————16. Orlando: 72,796
17. San Antonio: 70,723————17. Minneapolis: 63,749——17. Austin: 69,860
18. Dayton: 60,196——————-18. Sacramento: 61,976——18. Sacramento: 67,305
19. Akron: 59,810——————–19. Austin: 61,833————–19. Las Vegas: 65,663
20. Las Vegas: 59,780————–20. Dayton: 61,402————-20. Pittsburgh: 65,268
21. Austin: 59,583——————-21. Akron: 60,653—————-21. Akron: 61,461
22. Minneapolis: 57,499————22. Las Vegas: 60,187———22. Dayton: 57,043
23. Omaha: 50,333——————23. Omaha: 55,086————-23. Omaha: 56,098
24. Grand Rapids: 40,408———24. Wichita: 42,662————-24. St. Paul: 51,737
25. Wichita: 39,165—————–25. Grand Rapids: 41,848—–25. Wichita: 40,756
26. Fort Wayne: 35,221———–26. St. Paul: 41,923————-26. Grand Rapids: 38,130
27. St. Paul: 34,903—————-27. Fort Wayne: 39,016——–27. Fort Wayne: 37,941
28. Portland: 30,828—————28. Portland: 37,355————28. Portland: 34,624
29. San Jose: 27,446————–29. San Jose: 29,831———-29. San Jose: 28,126
30. Providence: 18,794———–30. Des Moines: 19,962——-30. Providence: 27,274
31. Des Moines: 16,709———-31. Providence: 19,265——–31. Des Moines: 22,170
32. Madison: 12,660————–32. Madison: 17,560————32. Madison: 14,185
33. Lincoln: 7,082——————33. Lincoln: 9,023—————33. Lincoln: 11,487

Columbus moved up from 7th to 4th in total Black, non-Hispanic during the period. Surprisingly, quite a few cities have actually been losing this demographic since 2010 at least.

Rank by City of Total Asian, non-Hispanic Population by Year
2005————————————-2010——————————————2017

1. San Jose: 269,186————–1. San Jose: 303,227—————–1. San Jose: 366,134
2. Chicago: 127,686—————-2. Chicago: 148,280——————2. Chicago: 179,176
3. Sacramento: 80,307————3. Sacramento: 84,556————-3. Sacramento: 93,476
4. Portland: 36,278—————–4. Austin: 46,575———————-4. Austin: 71,539
5. Austin: 35,239——————–5. Portland: 43,185——————-5. St. Paul: 61,082
6. St. Paul: 35,184——————6. St. Paul: 41,989——————-6. Charlotte: 55,142
7. Columbus: 27,125—————7. Las Vegas: 37,406—————7. Columbus: 53,027
8. Las Vegas: 25,077————–8. Charlotte: 37,181—————–8. Portland: 52,219
9. Charlotte: 23,356—————-9. Columbus: 35,468—————-9. Las Vegas: 44,735
10. Virginia Beach: 22,501——10. San Antonio: 29,200———–10. San Antonio: 38,119
11. San Antonio: 20,492———11. Virginia Beach: 27,303—–11. Virginia Beach: 29,735
12. Minneapolis: 20,189———12. Milwaukee: 22,670————–12. Minneapolis: 26,833
13. Milwaukee: 19,596———–13. Minneapolis: 21,426————13. Indianapolis: 26,548
14. Nashville: 16,943————-14. Wichita: 19,420——————14. Milwaukee: 25,624
15. Wichita: 15,417—————15. Indianapolis: 17,137————15. Madison: 24,455
16. Madison: 12,708————–16. Nashville: 17,045—————16. Nashville: 24,034
17. Indianapolis: 12,312———17. Madison: 16,671—————-17. Wichita: 19,548
18. Providence: 10,751———-18. Pittsburgh: 12,036————–18. Pittsburgh: 19,357
19. Pittsburgh: 10,727————19. Providence: 11,497————19. Omaha: 17,412
20. Kansas City: 10,674———20. Lincoln: 10,452——————20. Des Moines: 17,143
21. Detroit: 9,577——————21. Kansas City: 10,263———–21. Kansas City: 15,213
22. Des Moines: 8,796———–22. Des Moines: 8,867————-22. Fort Wayne: 14,039
23. Lincoln: 7,513—————–23. St. Louis: 8,717—————–23. Lincoln: 13,992
24. St. Louis: 7,046—————24. Omaha: 8,397——————-24. Orlando: 11,852
25. Omaha: 6,971—————–25. Orlando: 7,870——————25. Detroit: 11,790
26. Cincinnati: 6,874————-26. Fort Wayne: 6,945————–26. St. Louis: 10,404
27. Cleveland: 6,289————27. Detroit: 6,549———————27. Providence: 9,361
28. Orlando: 5,528—————28. Cincinnati: 5,938—————-28. Cleveland: 9,217
29. Fort Wayne: 4,241———-29. Cleveland: 5,392—————-29. Akron: 8,007
30. Toledo: 4,150—————-30. Akron: 4,567———————30. Cincinnati: 7,906
31. Akron: 3,497—————–31. Grand Rapids: 3,695———–31. Grand Rapids: 7,056
32. Grand Rapids: 2,847——32. Toledo: 3,125——————–32. Toledo: 3,679
33. Dayton: 1,827—————33. Dayton: 1,231——————–33. Dayton: 848

Columbus maintained its rank since 2005.

Rank by City of Total Hispanic Population by Year
2005——————————————–2010————————————2017

1. Chicago: 778,234—————1. San Antonio: 853,654———-1. San Antonio: 969,065
2. San Antonio: 735,458———–2. Chicago: 763,968—————2. Chicago: 787,978
3. San Jose: 279,420————–3. San Jose: 318,389————–3. San Jose: 332,603
4. Austin: 223,361——————4. Austin: 288,130——————4. Austin: 324,973
5. Las Vegas: 153,813————5. Las Vegas: 181,923————-5. Las Vegas: 219,220
6. Sacramento: 111,559———6. Sacramento: 124,461———–6. Sacramento: 141,752
7. Milwaukee: 80,945————-7. Milwaukee: 104,619————-7. Milwaukee: 133,812
8. Providence: 60,008————-8. Charlotte: 96,246—————-8. Charlotte: 122,904
9. Charlotte: 58,466—————9. Indianapolis: 78,467————-9. Indianapolis: 93,042
10. Wichita: 49,928—————10. Providence: 76,645————10. Orlando: 86,305
11. Indianapolis: 47,764———11. Nashville: 61,212—————11. Providence: 77,893
12. Detroit: 46,993—————-12. Wichita: 59,823——————12. Nashville: 69,574
13. Orlando: 43,978————–13. Portland: 58,986—————–13. Wichita: 68,389
14. Portland: 43,324————–14. Orlando: 56,061—————–14. Portland: 67,551
15. Omaha: 39,674—————15. Omaha: 53,661——————15. Omaha: 66,056
16. Nashville: 37,463————-16. Kansas City: 49,800————16. Columbus: 55,782
17. Minneapolis: 37,017———17. Detroit: 45,580——————-17. Detroit: 48,328
18. Kansas City: 35,995———18. Columbus: 43,276————–18. Cleveland: 47,962
19. Grand Rapids: 32,368——19. Cleveland: 36,067————–19. Minneapolis: 46,375
20. Cleveland: 32,085———–20. Minneapolis: 34,504———–20. Kansas City: 45,975
21. Columbus: 24,607———–21. Grand Rapids: 30,659——21. Virginia Beach: 36,723
22. St. Paul: 22,402————–22. Virginia Beach: 29,206—–22. Grand Rapids: 32,016
23. Virginia Beach: 20,803—–23. St. Paul: 28,725————–23. Des Moines: 31,333
24. Des Moines: 18,952——–24. Des Moines: 23,832———-24. St. Paul: 30,007
25. Toledo: 18,404————–25. Toledo: 21,346——————25. Fort Wayne: 24,724
26. Fort Wayne: 16,438——-26. Fort Wayne: 19,576————26. Toledo: 22,796
27. Madison: 11,997———–27. Lincoln: 16,007——————27. Lincoln: 21,921
28. Lincoln: 9,672—————28. Madison: 14,062—————28. Madison: 20,741
29. St. Louis: 8,268————-29. St. Louis: 11,207————–29. St. Louis: 12,447
30. Pittsburgh: 5,018———-30. Cincinnati: 8,710—————30. Cincinnati: 11,787
31. Cincinnati: 3,855———–31. Pittsburgh: 7,282————–31. Pittsburgh: 9,212
32. Akron: 3,485—————-32. Akron: 3,990——————–32. Dayton: 5,765
33. Dayton: 1,693————–33. Dayton: 3,180——————-33. Akron: 5,536

Columbus moved up from 21st to 16th in the total Hispanic population.

Rank by City of Total Other, non-Hispanic Population by Year
2005——————————————-2010—————————————–2017

1. Chicago: 38,694—————1. Chicago: 37,379——————–1. Chicago: 58,721
2. San Jose: 29,456————2. San Jose: 32,439——————–2. Portland: 41,595
3. Sacramento: 21,370———-3. Sacramento: 30,900—————3. San Jose: 41,175
4. Portland: 21,164————–4. Portland: 28,027———————4. Sacramento: 40,066
5. Indianapolis: 20,242———-5. Las Vegas: 24,521—————–5. Columbus: 34,467
6. Columbus: 20,096————-6. Columbus: 23,738—————–6. Indianapolis: 32,525
7. San Antonio: 19,130———-7. San Antonio: 20,778————–7. Las Vegas: 31,889
8. Minneapolis: 18,580———-8. Minneapolis: 20,753————–8. San Antonio: 31,341
9. Detroit: 18,324—————–9. Virginia Beach: 20,268———-9. Austin: 30,541
10. Las Vegas: 18,304———-10. Indianapolis: 20,086———-10. Charlotte: 28,632
11. Virginia Beach: 16,685—-11. Charlotte: 18,360————–11. Virginia Beach: 24,458
12. Milwaukee: 14,476———-12. Detroit: 16,776—————–12. Nashville: 23,334
13. Kansas City: 13,399——–13. Milwaukee: 16,311———–13. Minneapolis: 21,808
14. Austin: 13,261—————-14. Wichita: 16,091—————14. Milwaukee: 20,166
15. Charlotte: 11,771————-15. Omaha: 15,519————–15. Wichita: 18,763
16. Wichita: 11,545—————16. Austin: 14,915—————-16. Kansas City: 16,743
17. Omaha: 8,552—————–17. Kansas City: 14,668——–17. Omaha: 15,988
18. St. Paul: 7,741—————-18. Nashville: 14,227————18. Cleveland: 15,586
19. Toledo: 7,447—————–19. St. Paul: 13,098————–19. Orlando: 13,429
20. Cincinnati: 7,315————-20. Pittsburgh: 11,280———–20. Detroit: 12,461
21. Cleveland: 7,004————-21. Toledo: 10,134—————21. Pittsburgh: 11,890
22. Providence: 6,488———–22. Akron: 9,020——————22. St. Paul: 11,220
23. Pittsburgh: 6,138————23. Fort Wayne: 8,513———–23. Fort Wayne: 11,180
24. St. Louis: 6,058————–24. Cleveland: 8,276————-24. Lincoln: 11,037
25. Fort Wayne: 5,774———-25. St. Louis: 7,704————–25. Toledo: 11,009
26. Orlando: 5,731—————26. Lincoln: 7,483—————-26. Cincinnati: 10,995
27. Nashville: 5,687————-27. Grand Rapids: 7,376——–27. Des Moines: 9,627
28. Madison: 4,708————–28. Orlando: 7,251—————28. Akron: 8,894
29. Lincoln: 4,508—————-29. Cincinnati: 7,230————29. Madison: 8,292
30. Akron: 4,431—————–30. Madison: 7,177————–30. St. Louis: 7,543
31. Grand Rapids: 4,154——31. Providence: 6,471———–31. Grand Rapids: 7,260
32. Des Moines: 2,674———32. Des Moines: 5,598———-32. Providence: 6,539
33. Dayton: 1,382—————33. Dayton: 3,025—————-33. Dayton: 5,629

Finally, Columbus moved up from 6th to 5th in the total of Other, non-Hispanic population. Overall, Columbus ranks fairly well in totals vs. its peers, as one might expect given that it is one of the largest cities in the grouping. However, to truly find out how it compares with these other cities, you have to look at percentages, which tells how much of the city’s population is made up of each group.

Columbus ranks in the middle of the pack for its % of Non-Hispanic White population. Like in most cities, even while this demographic is growing in total numbers in Columbus, the % of total population continues to fall.

Columbus ranked in the top 3rd of peer cities for its % of Non-Hispanic Black population.

Columbus also ranked in the top 3rd for its Non-Hispanic Asian population.

Columbus ranks poorly with Hispanics in the group, ranking near the bottom.

Finally, Columbus ranks in the middle for its Non-Hispanic Other population.

So what’s the final ranking for where Columbus is with diversity compared to its peers in 2017? To find out, I assigned points based on ranked position in each 5 racial categories and took the average of the positions in each 5. The result is that the higher the average number, the lower the overall diversity.

So based on this, Columbus ranks in the top half of national and Midwest peers for diversity.

*Note: Normally, Youngstown would be included, but the data was not available.



Columbus Foreign-Born Population and Peer Comparison




Given that the 2017 demographic information was released yesterday, it’s time to revisit this comparison and update it with the new data.

First up, let’s take a look at foreign-born populations. I have looked at this topic some in the past, but I have never done a full-scale comparison for this topic.

Total Foreign-Born Population Rank by City 2000, 2010 and 2017
2000—————————————-2010———————————-2017

1. Chicago, IL: 628,903———–1. Chicago: 557,674—————1. Chicago: 563,688
2. San Jose, CA: 329,750——–2. San Jose: 366,194————-2. San Jose: 417,148
3. San Antonio, TX: 133,675—-3. San Antonio: 192,741———-3. San Antonio: 212,109
4. Austin, TX: 109,006————4. Austin: 148,431——————4. Austin: 177,844
5. Las Vegas, NV: 90,656——-5. Las Vegas: 130,503————-5. Charlotte: 147,074
6. Sacramento, CA: 82,616—–6. Chalotte: 106,047—————6. Las Vegas: 139,790
7. Portland, OR: 68,976———7. Sacramento: 96,105————-7. Sacramento: 111,904
8. Charlotte, NC: 59,849——–8. Columbus: 86,663—————-8. Columbus: 105,826
9. Minneapolis, MN: 55,475—–9. Portland: 83,026—————–9. Indianapolis: 89,465
10. Columbus: 47,713———–10. Indianapolis: 74,407———–10. Portland: 89,050
11. Milwaukee, WI: 46,122—–11. Nashville: 73,327—————11. Nashville: 86,271
12. Detroit, MI: 45,541———–12. Minneapolis: 57,846———–12. Minneapolis: 69,567
13. Providence, RI: 43,947—–13. Milwaukee: 57,222————-13. Orlando: 68,811
14. St. Paul, MN: 41,138——-14. Providence: 52,920————14. St. Paul: 64,056
15. Nashville, TN: 38,936——-15. St. Paul: 50,366—————-15. Milwaukee: 59,443
16. Indianapolis, IN: 36,067—-16. Orlando: 43,747—————-16. Providence: 54,520
17. Virginia Beach, VA: 28,276–17. Virginia Beach: 40,756—–17. Omaha: 51,041
18. Wichita, KS: 27,938———18. Omaha: 39,288—————18. Virginia Beach: 42,319
19. Orlando, FL: 26,741——–19. Wichita: 39,128—————–19. Detroit: 41,374
20. Omaha, NE: 25,687———-20. Kansas City: 35,532———20. Wichita: 40,427
21. Kansas City, MO: 25,632—21. Detroit: 34,307—————-21. Kansas City: 37,833
22. Cleveland: 21,372————22. Madison: 24,929————–22. Madison: 32,066
23. Grand Rapids, MI: 20,814—23. St. Louis: 23,011————23. Des Moines: 29,876
24. St Louis, MO: 19,542——–24. Lincoln: 22,214—————24. Pittsburgh:26,504
25. Pittsburgh, PA: 18,874——-25. Des Moines: 20,798——–25. Grand Rapids: 26,014
26. Madison, WI: 18,792———26. Pittsburgh: 18,698———–26. Lincoln: 25,689
27. Des Moines, IA: 15,713—–27. Cleveland: 17,739————27. St. Louis: 23,659
28. Lincoln, NE: 13,246———-28. Grand Rapids: 16,615——-28. Fort Wayne: 22,186
29. Cincinnati: 12,461————29. Cincinnati: 16,531————29. Cleveland: 21,992
30. Fort Wayne, IN: 10,187—–30. Fort Wayne: 15,286———30. Cincinnati: 19,085
31. Toledo: 9,475——————31. Toledo: 11,159—————31. Akron: 13,423
32. Akron: 6,911——————-32. Akron: 8,524——————-32. Toledo: 11,260
33. Dayton: 3,245—————–33. Dayton: 5,102——————33. Dayton: 6,743
34. Youngstown: 1,605———-34. Youngstown: 3,695———–34. Youngstown: 1,401

Here’s the 2000-2017 total change.

And the 2000-2017 change by %.

So Columbus has had above average total and % growth compared to its peers nationally since 2000. What about more recently?

Total change 2010-2017.

And the 2010-2017 change by %.

So now that we know how many foreign-born immigrants are arriving, let’s take a look at where they are coming from.

Total Foreign-Born Residents From Europe in 2000 and 2017
2000———————————————–2017

1. Chicago: 145,462———————1. Chicago: 96,656
2. San Jose: 21,904———————2. San Jose: 25,147
3. Portland: 17,572———————-3. Portland: 16,548
4. Las Vegas: 9,070———————4. Austin: 13,337
5. Cleveland: 8,796———————-5. Charlotte: 9,775
6. St. Louis: 8,543———————–6. Las Vegas: 8,536
7. San Antonio: 8,323——————7. San Antonio: 7,852
8. Sacramento: 8,204——————8. Virginia Beach: 7,368
9. Milwaukee: 7,841——————–9. Columbus: 6,860
10. Charlotte: 7,487——————–10. Indianapolis: 6,344
11. Austin: 7,474————————11. Sacramento: 6,008
12. Pittsburgh: 7,413——————-12. Nashville: 5,778
13. Columbus: 7,017——————-13. Orlando: 5,516
14. Indianapolis: 6,543—————-14. Minneapolis: 5,477
15. Virginia Beach: 6,333————-15. Milwaukee: 4,388
16. Detroit: 5,600————————16. Pittsburgh: 4,265
17. Minneapolis: 5,409—————–17. Providence: 4,022
18. Providence: 5,126——————18. Lincoln: 3,908
19. Nashville: 4,859——————–19. St. Louis: 3,680
20. Cincinnati: 3,851——————-20. Cincinnati: 3,556
21. Grand Rapids: 3,396————–21. Omaha: 3,483
22. Omaha: 3,320———————–22. Cleveland: 3,399
23. St. Paul: 3,255———————-23. Kansas City: 3,362
24. Des Moines: 3,216—————-24. Madison: 2,867
25. Kansas City: 2,985—————-25. St. Paul: 2,394
26. Madison: 2,871——————–26. Detroit: 2,393
27. Lincoln: 2,701———————-27. Fort Wayne: 2,388
28. Akron: 2,687———————–28. Des Moines: 2,156
29. Orlando: 2,509——————–29. Wichita: 1,660
30. Fort Wayne: 2,076—————30. Grand Rapids: 1,517
31. Toledo: 2,020———————31. Akron: 1,286
32. Wichita: 2,004———————32. Toledo: 1,242
33. Dayton: 901———————–33. Dayton: 877
34. Youngstown: 870—————-34. Youngstown: 173

Columbus had a high number of Europeans versus most peers, but almost all cities saw drops in this demographic between 2000 and 2017, some quite drastic. Columbus’ drop was relatively minor.

Total Foreign-born Population from Asia 2000 and 2017
2000————————————————–2017

1. San Jose: 182,712—————————1. San Jose: 262,208
2. Chicago: 112,932—————————-2. Chicago: 140,434
3. Sacramento: 40,253————————-3. Austin: 57,584
4. Portland: 26,271——————————4. Sacramento: 53,731
5. Austin: 25,036——————————–5. Charlotte: 46,698
6. St. Paul: 23,245——————————6. Columbus: 43,706
7. Columbus: 22,354—————————7. San Antonio: 40,642
8. Minneapolis: 17,376————————8. Portland: 38,224
9. Las Vegas: 17,062————————–9. Las Vegas: 35,087
10. San Antonio: 15,840———————-10. St. Paul: 34,678
11. Charlotte: 15,734————————–11. Nashville: 26,155
12. Virginia Beach: 15,176——————-12. Indianapolis: 23,934
13. Detroit: 15,114——————————13. Virginia Beach: 23,625
14. Nashville: 12,573—————————14. Madison: 18,795
15. Milwaukee: 12,114————————-15. Detroit: 18,681
16. Wichita: 10,826—————————–16. Milwaukee: 17,838
17. Madison: 9,736—————————–17. Minneapolis: 15,967
18. Indianapolis: 9,190————————-18. Pittsburgh: 15,873
19. Pittsburgh: 7,938—————————-19. Wichita: 15,466
20. Providence: 7,871————————–20. Omaha: 14,504
21. Kansas City: 7,312————————-21. Lincoln: 13,804
22. Lincoln: 6,691——————————-22. Kansas City: 12,043
23. St. Louis: 6,425—————————–23. Fort Wayne: 10,972
24. Omaha: 6,302——————————-24. Des Moines: 10,691
25. Cleveland: 6,213—————————25. St. Louis: 9,632
26. Des Moines: 5,239————————26. Orlando: 8,122
27. Orlando: 4,530—————————–27. Akron: 7,862
28. Cincinnati: 4,326————————–28. Cleveland: 7,450
29. Toledo: 3,847——————————29. Providence: 6,668
30. Grand Rapids: 3,206———————30. Grand Rapids: 6,585
31. Akron: 3,099——————————-31. Toledo: 6,196
32. Fort Wayne: 2,792————————32. Cincinnati: 6,002
33. Dayton: 903———————————33. Dayton: 1,614
34. Youngstown: 338————————–34. Youngstown: 448

Columbus ranks even higher with its foreign-born Asian population.

Total Foreign-born Population from Africa 2000 and 2017
2000—————————————————2017

1. Minneapolis: 12,765——————–1. Columbus: 33,607
2. Chicago: 12,613————————-2. Chicago: 26,995
3. Columbus: 9,530————————3. Minneapolis: 25,286
4. San Jose: 5,189————————-4. Nashville: 18,387
5. Charlotte: 4,722————————–5. Charlotte: 18,234
6. St. Paul: 4,697—————————-6. Indianapolis: 17,452
7. Nashville: 4,183————————–7. St. Paul: 15,926
8. Detroit: 3,249—————————–8. Omaha: 7,496
9. Providence: 3,138———————–9. San Jose: 7,400
10. Indianapolis: 2,650——————–10. Portland: 7,059
11. Portland: 2,430————————-11. Austin: 6,469
12. Austin: 2,263—————————-12. Des Moines: 6,124
13. Kansas City: 2,192——————–13. San Antonio: 5,718
14. Cincinnati: 1,781———————–14. Kansas City: 5,051
15. St. Louis: 1,500————————-15. St. Louis: 4,977
16. Omaha: 1,497—————————16. Providence: 4,697
17. San Antonio: 1,358——————–17. Milwaukee: 4,423
18. Milwaukee: 1,332———————-18. Cincinnati: 4,207
19. Cleveland: 1,075———————–19. Grand Rapids: 3,754
20. Sacramento: 1,051——————–20. Sacramento: 2,955
21. Des Moines: 1,038——————–21. Pittsburgh: 2,731
22. Madison: 991—————————22. Cleveland: 2,728
23. Orlando: 983—————————23. Orlando: 2,552
24. Wichita: 946—————————-24. Akron: 2,311
25. Las Vegas: 916———————–25. Madison: 2,180
26. Pittsburgh: 905————————26. Wichita: 2,142
27. Virginia Beach: 840——————27. Las Vegas: 1,846
28. Grand Rapids: 718——————-28. Lincoln: 1,680
29. Toledo: 638—————————-29. Dayton: 1,397
30. Lincoln: 637—————————30. Detroit: 1,082
31. Dayton: 522—————————-31. Virginia Beach: 847
32. Fort Wayne: 384———————-32. Fort Wayne: 628
33. Akron: 197—————————–33. Toledo: 615
34. Youngstown: 50———————-34. Youngstown: 0

Columbus has claimed the number 1 spot in its foreign-born African population, passing previous top city Minneapolis.

And finally, the total foreign-born population from the Americas in 2000 and 2017
2000—————————————————-2017

1. Chicago: 357,235————————–1. Chicago: 297,926
2. San Jose: 117,989————————2. San Antonio: 157,629
3. San Antonio: 107,906——————–3. San Jose: 120,657
4. Austin: 73,935——————————4. Austin: 99,482
5. Las Vegas: 63,277————————5. Las Vegas: 93,693
6. Charlotte: 31,625————————–6. Charlotte: 72,211
7. Sacramento: 28,927———————-7. Orlando: 52,421
8. Providence: 27,649———————–8. Sacramento: 42,632
9. Milwaukee: 24,781————————9. Indianapolis: 41,554
10. Detroit: 21,527—————————10. Providence: 39,093
11. Portland: 20,939————————-11. Nashville: 35,719
12. Minneapolis: 19,648——————–12. Milwaukee: 32,630
13. Orlando: 18,639————————-13. Portland: 25,417
14. Indianapolis: 17,530——————–14. Omaha: 25,385
15. Nashville: 17,125————————15. Minneapolis: 22,688
16. Omaha: 14,467————————–16. Columbus: 21,578
17. Wichita: 13,988—————————17. Wichita: 20,983
18. Grand Rapids: 13,477——————18. Detroit: 19,143
19. Kansas City: 12,948———————19. Kansas City: 17,377
20. St. Paul: 9,804—————————-20. Grand Rapids: 14,158
21. Columbus: 8,596————————21. St. Paul: 10,878
22. Des Moines: 6,201———————-22. Des Moines: 10,627
23. Virginia Beach: 5,754——————23. Virginia Beach: 10,415
24. Cleveland: 5,192————————24. Cleveland: 8,386
25. Madison: 5,080————————–25. Fort Wayne: 8,198
26. Fort Wayne: 4,930———————-26. Madison: 8,031
27. Lincoln: 3,106—————————-27. Lincoln: 6,190
28. St. Louis: 2,961————————–28. Cincinnati: 5,320
29. Toledo: 2,942—————————-29. St. Louis: 5,008
30. Pittsburgh: 2,463————————30. Pittsburgh: 3,443
31. Cincinnati: 2,432————————31. Toledo: 3,207
32. Dayton: 919——————————32. Dayton: 2,855
33. Akron: 891——————————-33. Akron: 1,699
34. Youngstown: 333———————–34. Youngstown: 780

Columbus does the worst with this group, but even here it moved up 5 spots in the rankings.

The rest of the foreign-born population is made up of small groups of people from Oceania- or basically island nations.