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Columbus, OH Metro Area


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2022 population: 2,161,511   ( 259,537 from 2010)
Land area: 4796.6 square miles
Population density: 450.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:1,512,675 69.98% 3.7%
Black:360,87516.70% 33.4%
Indian:4,1150.19% 10.7%
Asian:116,6415.40% 101.7%
2+ races:60,9732.82% 47.1%
Hispanic:106,2324.91% 58.9%
Total non-White:648,83630.02% 46.2%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:58,041 13.6
Deaths:46,04010.8
Net Migration: -1,453-0.3
Net Immigration: 12,0862.8
Change in White population:54,597 2.9
Change in Non-White pop.:204,940 10.8



Historical Presidential Election Results for Columbus, OH Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 65% Joe Biden (D) 567,327 53.2% Donald Trump* (R) 480,172 45.0% 19,849 [+] 1.9% 1,067,348 -2 0.67%
2016 62% Hillary Clinton (D) 475,027 49.2% Donald Trump (R) 429,930 44.5% 60,130 [+] 6.2% 965,087 -1 0.70%
2012 64% Barack Obama* (D) 492,213 52.6% Mitt Romney (R) 427,173 45.6% 16,810 [+] 1.8% 936,196 -2 0.72%
2008 66% Barack Obama (D) 478,611 52.0% John McCain (R) 426,492 46.3% 15,371 [+] 1.7% 920,474 1 0.70%
2004 65% George W. Bush* (R) 448,541 52.1% John Kerry (D) 408,339 47.4% 4,302 [+] 0.5% 861,182 1 0.70%
2000 54% George W. Bush (R) 356,299 53.0% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 293,236 43.6% 22,356 [+] 3.3% 671,891 5 0.64%
1996 53% Robert Dole (R) 295,766 46.8% Bill Clinton* (D) 279,898 44.3% 55,920 [+] 8.9% 631,584 6 0.66%
1992 60% George Bush* (R) 292,646 43.2% Bill Clinton (D) 245,108 36.2% 139,833 [+] 20.6% 677,587 6 0.65%
1988 54% George Bush (R) 357,809 62.7% Michael Dukakis (D) 208,160 36.4% 5,120 [+] 0.9% 571,089 9 0.62%
1984 58% Ronald Reagan* (R) 389,805 67.1% Walter Mondale (D) 180,812 31.1% 10,105 1.7% 580,722 8 0.63%
1980 58% Ronald Reagan (R) 308,732 56.0% Jimmy Carter* (D) 203,743 37.0% 38,860 [+] 7.0% 551,335 5 0.64%
1976 59% Gerald Ford* (R) 282,344 55.6% Jimmy Carter (D) 212,723 41.9% 13,005 [+] 2.6% 508,072 8 0.62%
1972 60% Richard Nixon* (R) 328,131 65.7% George McGovern (D) 159,258 31.9% 12,285 [+] 2.5% 499,674 5 0.64%
1968 60% Richard Nixon (R) 225,012 52.0% Hubert Humphrey (D) 149,514 34.5% 58,498 [+] 13.5% 433,024 9 0.59%
1964 64% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 237,480 55.2% Barry Goldwater (R) 193,029 44.8% 0 0.0% 430,509 6 0.61%
1960 67% Richard Nixon (R) 256,157 61.3% John Kennedy (D) 161,727 38.7% 0 0.0% 417,884 12 0.61%
1956 59% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 239,177 66.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 121,600 33.7% 0 0.0% 360,777 9 0.58%
1952 65% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 224,138 61.6% Adlai Stevenson (D) 139,438 38.4% 0 0.0% 363,576 6 0.59%
1948 58% Thomas Dewey (R) 160,566 54.0% Harry Truman* (D) 135,059 45.4% 1,777 [+] 0.6% 297,402 9 0.61%
1944 65% Thomas Dewey (R) 172,192 55.5% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 138,036 44.5% 0 0.0% 310,228 10 0.65%
1940 75% Wendell Willkie (R) 167,745 51.0% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 161,032 49.0% 0 0.0% 328,777 6 0.66%
1936 72% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 165,087 56.4% Alf Landon (R) 121,522 41.5% 5,907 [+] 2.0% 292,516 5 0.64%
1932 64% Herbert Hoover* (R) 124,980 49.6% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 120,978 48.0% 6,120 [+] 2.4% 252,078 10 0.63%
1928 67% Herbert Hoover (R) 167,388 66.9% Al Smith (D) 81,447 32.6% 1,375 [+] 0.5% 250,210 9 0.68%
1924 59% Calvin Coolidge (R) 120,536 57.2% John Davis (D) 62,090 29.5% 27,938 [+] 13.3% 210,564 3 0.72%
1920 66% Warren Harding (R) 120,605 54.3% James Cox (D) 98,539 44.3% 3,115 [+] 1.4% 222,259 -6 0.83%
1916 40% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 70,558 55.3% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 53,875 42.2% 3,168 [+] 2.5% 127,601 -4 0.69%
1912 38% Woodrow Wilson (D) 50,019 43.6% William Taft* (R) 32,471 28.3% 32,160 [+] 28.1% 114,650 5 0.76%
1908 46% William Taft (R) 62,990 50.3% William J. Bryan (D) 58,143 46.4% 4,112 [+] 3.3% 125,245 -1 0.84%
1904 43% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 62,665 57.0% Alton Parker (D) 43,256 39.4% 3,979 [+] 3.6% 109,900 1 0.81%
1900 46% William McKinley* (R) 55,261 50.2% William J. Bryan (D) 53,076 48.2% 1,807 [+] 1.6% 110,144 -1 0.79%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 567,327 53.2%
Donald Trump* (R) 480,172 45.0%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 13,348 1.3%
Other 6,501 0.6%
TOTAL 1,067,348
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): -2


2016 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 475,027 49.2%
Donald Trump (R) 429,930 44.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 32,804 3.4%
Jill Stein (Grn) 8,849 0.9%
Evan McMullin (I) 3,132 0.3%
Other 15,345 1.6%
TOTAL 965,087
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): -1


2012 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 492,213 52.6%
Mitt Romney (R) 427,173 45.6%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 8,907 1.0%
Other 7,903 0.8%
TOTAL 936,196
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): -2


2008 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 478,611 52.0%
John McCain (R) 426,492 46.3%
Ralph Nader (I) 5,594 0.6%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 3,561 0.4%
Other 6,216 0.7%
TOTAL 920,474
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): 1


2004 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 448,541 52.1%
John Kerry (D) 408,339 47.4%
Other 4,302 0.5%
TOTAL 861,182
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 1


2000 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 356,299 53.0%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 293,236 43.6%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 16,368 2.4%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 2,326 0.3%
Other 3,662 0.5%
TOTAL 671,891
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 5


1996 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 279,898 44.3%
Robert Dole (R) 295,766 46.8%
Ross Perot (Ref) 49,894 7.9%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 1,887 0.3%
Other 4,139 0.7%
TOTAL 631,584
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 6


1992 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 245,108 36.2%
George Bush* (R) 292,646 43.2%
Ross Perot (I) 135,531 20.0%
Other 4,302 0.6%
TOTAL 677,587
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 6


1988 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 357,809 62.7%
Michael Dukakis (D) 208,160 36.4%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 1,536 0.3%
Other 3,584 0.6%
TOTAL 571,089
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 9


1984 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 389,805 67.1%
Walter Mondale (D) 180,812 31.1%
Other 10,105 1.7%
TOTAL 580,722
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 8


1980 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 308,732 56.0%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 203,743 37.0%
John Anderson (I) 29,093 5.3%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 6,686 1.2%
Other 3,081 0.6%
TOTAL 551,335
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 5


1976 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 212,723 41.9%
Gerald Ford* (R) 282,344 55.6%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 8,130 1.6%
Other 4,875 1.0%
TOTAL 508,072
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 8


1972 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 328,131 65.7%
George McGovern (D) 159,258 31.9%
John Schmitz (Amer) 10,009 2.0%
Other 2,276 0.5%
TOTAL 499,674
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 5


1968 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 225,012 52.0%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 149,514 34.5%
George Wallace (AIP) 58,430 13.5%
Other 68 0.0%
TOTAL 433,024
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 9


1964 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 237,480 55.2%
Barry Goldwater (R) 193,029 44.8%
TOTAL 430,509
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): 6


1956 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 239,177 66.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 121,600 33.7%
TOTAL 360,777
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 9


1952 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 224,138 61.6%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 139,438 38.4%
TOTAL 363,576
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 6


1948 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 135,059 45.4%
Thomas Dewey (R) 160,566 54.0%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 1,777 0.6%
TOTAL 297,402
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 9


1936 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 165,087 56.4%
Alf Landon (R) 121,522 41.5%
William Lemke (Union) 5,672 1.9%
Other 235 0.1%
TOTAL 292,516
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): 5


1932 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 120,978 48.0%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 124,980 49.6%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 4,653 1.8%
Other 1,467 0.6%
TOTAL 252,078
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): 10


1928 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 167,388 66.9%
Al Smith (D) 81,447 32.6%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 674 0.3%
Other 701 0.3%
TOTAL 250,210
Turnout: 67% Diff (US): 9


1924 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 120,536 57.2%
John Davis (D) 62,090 29.5%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 27,627 13.1%
Other 311 0.1%
TOTAL 210,564
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 3


1920 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 120,605 54.3%
James Cox (D) 98,539 44.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 2,963 1.3%
Other 152 0.1%
TOTAL 222,259
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -6


1916 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 70,558 55.3%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 53,875 42.2%
Allan Benson (Soc) 2,238 1.8%
James Hanly (Proh) 930 0.7%
TOTAL 127,601
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -4


1912 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 50,019 43.6%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 22,972 20.0%
William Taft* (R) 32,471 28.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 7,680 6.7%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 1,309 1.1%
Other 199 0.2%
TOTAL 114,650
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): 5


1908 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 62,990 50.3%
William J. Bryan (D) 58,143 46.4%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 2,491 2.0%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 1,520 1.2%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 34 0.0%
Other 67 0.1%
TOTAL 125,245
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -1


1904 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 62,665 57.0%
Alton Parker (D) 43,256 39.4%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 1,325 1.2%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 2,338 2.1%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 159 0.1%
Other 157 0.1%
TOTAL 109,900
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): 1


1900 President, Columbus, OH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 55,261 50.2%
William J. Bryan (D) 53,076 48.2%
Other 1,807 1.6%
TOTAL 110,144
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -1
* incumbent