go down and explore high st....
go down and explore high st. in the downtown/campus area. there's a fair amount of fun and interesting shops you won't tend to find anywhere else in columbus. there's also an area called 'the short north' which is also on high st, closer to the downtown area. you'll find more artsy shops here, and if you go the first saturday of any month there is a gallery hop you can check out. http://shortnorth.com/
every place has a bad night.. but nice atmosphere
So I am on a brewpub tour in Columbus and this is actually my third stop of the day. But I've paced myself and await the trial of more good beer. I was told by a manager to arrive early as they had all reservations that night so I do and I sit at the bar. The place is very busy. I order the beers (a flight, or taste of each beer).
I can see they are having carbonation issues. As a brewer I know what that can be.
I get the samples.... warmer than expected and not full.
It is very clear the refrigeration system is not operating correctly and the beer is not pourting right. The male bartender might as well have told me to kiss his hindquarters from the lack of interest but I try to understand.
The beer is.... well... okay. I came to town to judge beer for the Ohio State Fair and the beer I was served here could not likely have received a medal.
Okay. An off night. Beautiful place - nice atmosphere. Next time I am in town I will try again!
the female bartender was apologetic and friendly which greatly helped! I moved on without food
German Village--St. Mary's School
Even older than the church itself is St. Mary's School that stands in cramped quarters behind the church building. Completed in 1865, this building also served parish worship services until the church was completed. Unfortunately, the interior of this building has been heavily altered over the years.
Topiary Gardens, a unique park experience
Topiary Gardens, right behind the Main Public Library in downtown Columbus. Is a wonderful park in a garden setting to spend a couple of hours. Why so unique? Because there are plant sculptures carved from shrubbery all over the park. These wonderful pieces of art usually take form of people back in the early 1900's taking a stroll through the garden and pond area. Gentlemen wearing tophats and ladies with unbrella's. This is worth a visit. Not only are these sculptures very creative, but the placement of these in relation to the pond and shade and trees are wonderful. Exactly where I would be if I were taking a stroll.
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City of Columbus Highlights from Census 2000
Population Size and Growth
The City of Columbus 2000 population is 711,470, making it the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the nation.
The city population grew 12.4% since 1990.
About 80% of the 1990-2000 population growth occurred in the area annexed by the city before 1990.
The Columbus population has continued a steady increase since 1950.
The population growth rate between 1970 and 2000 is 31.8%.
Changes to the way the Census asked questions about race provide us with new information about racial composition. The question allowed respondents to choose one race alone or a combination of races.
67.9% of the population in Columbus consider themselves White. An additional 1.9% identified themselves as White and another race or other races. (69.8% White or White plus other races.)
African American is still the largest minority group in Columbus. 26.0% consider themselves Black or African American, either as one race or in combination.
Asians (as one race or in combination) make up 3.9% of the Columbus population. The largest group of Asian descent is Asian Indian.
While it is not a racial category, Hispanics and Latinos make up 2.5% of the Columbus population.
The U.S. Census Bureau does not recommend comparing Census 2000 racial data with that of 1990 due to the change in the way the race question was asked and the number of "multiracial" responses to the question.
75.8% of the Columbus population is 18 years old or over; 24.2% is under 18.
7.5% is under 5 years old.
The majority of the population (19.6%) is between the ages of 25 and 34 years old; these are the children of the Baby Boomers, also known as Generation X.
The median age in Columbus is 30.6. This means that half of the population is above age 30.6, and half is below.
The 5-14 year olds increased 19.5% since 1990, from 79,011 to 94,410.
The population over 75 years old increased by 22.7% between 1990 and 2000, but the 65+ population increased only 8.9%.
The elderly (65+ years old) make up 9.2% of the population in 1990, and 8.9% in 2000.
61.8% of the elderly population is female.
Columbus experienced a significant increase in those between 35 and 59 years old, up 32.9% between 1990 and 2000.
There are 301,534 households in Columbus. This is up 17.3% from 256,996 households in 1990.
The number of family households in Columbus increased 9.9% between 1990 and 2000.
Family households make up 54.8% of all households in 2000, compared with 58.6% in 1990.
Family households with own children decreased significantly: 42.0% from 1990 to 2000. This suggests that more children are living in nonfamily households, i.e., with nonrelatives, or in institutions.
Nonfamily households increased by 27.8%, from 106,508 in 1990 to 136,154 in 2000.
"Married with children" households make up 16.5% of all households. 9.3% of households are female-headed households with children.
21,225 people, or 3.0% of the population, lives in a household as an unmarried partner.
The number of housing units increased from 278,084 in 1990 to 327,175 in 2000. This represents a 17.7% increase.
Occupied housing units make up 92.2% of the total in 2000, compared to 92.4% in 1990. Vacant housing units used for seasonal, recreational or occasional use increased 73.1% between 1990 and 2000.
49.1% of occupied housing units are owner-occupied; 50.9% are renter-occupied. This represents a 23.6% increase in owner-occupied units since 1990.