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					                                                              Quality of Life Indicators 2009



                                                Ohio St    Arizona     UCLA       Florida    Illinois   Maryland Michigan    Minn.     Penn St    Wash.     Wisc.
Education
Local institutions of higher education             19          2          62           2          3         36       17        20          2         16        4
Secondary school enrollments
       Public                                      87%        93%         88%        89%         80%        81%      90%       82%        92%        73%      84%
       Private                                     13%         7%         13%        11%         20%        19%      10%       18%         8%        27%      14%
Libraries (within 15 miles)                       102         36         310         24          21        214       32       124          9        118       56

Geographic Location
January average low temp                           20         38          45         43          16         25       17         4         17         35        7
July average high temp                             85         99          86         91          86         89       84        83         82         75       82
EPA Air quality index (% of good air days)         82%        72%         28%        94%         92%        64%      83%       80%        73%        89%      76%

Entertainment/Cultural
Major Professional Sports Teams                     2          0           6           0          0          5        0         4          0          3        0
Accredited Museums                                  2          4          16           2          2         31        5         4         N/A         9        3

City Demographics
City population size                             747,800    525,000   3,834,800    114,100     79,400     26,900   115,100   377,400     39,400   594,200   228,800
Median age of population                            32        32          33          28        28          35       29         33         23         38       32
Percent married                                     42%       43%         40%         32%       35%         25%      38%        32%        15%        36%      40%
Percent divorced                                    12%       13%          8%          9%        7%         10%       7%        11%         3%        12%       9%
Public transportation (type)*                        B         B       B, S, T         B         B        B, S        B       B, T          B     B, T, W       B
Passenger airport locations (within 30 miles)        1         1           2           1         0           3        1          1          1           1       1
Personal crime (per 1,000 people)                    8         8           7          10         5          13        3         15          1           6       4
Property crime (per 1,000 people)                   68       N/A          26          50       N/A          47       24         59         26         57       36
Percent unemployed (October 2009)                  8.5%      9.2%       13.9%        6.5%      8.5%       12.0%     9.4%       7.0%       4.8%       7.8%     5.2%
Median commute time (in minutes)                    20        19          25          15        13          27       15         20         12         22       16
Percent of population walking /biking to work        4%        7%          5%         11%       15%         14%      19%         9%        42%        12%      14%


     Most data acquired from Money Magazine's Best Places to Live 2009 Survey except Illinois and Penn State which are from Money Magazine's Best
     Places to Live 2008 Survey.
     Professional Sports teams were conducted by on-line searches for each city and consists of NFL, NHL, MLS, MLB and NBA sports.
     *Types of transportation for each city were obtained by city searches in Wikitravel.org.
                    B = public bus system                                      S = public subway system
                    T = public light rail/monorail and/or streetcar/trolley    W = public water taxi/ferry system
     This is a bonus section about Columbus that I thought may be useful information for department chairs, search commite

City Demographics
2000 Census Info
134 countries represented speaking 104 languages
24.5% African-American
3.4% Asian
2.5% Hispanic/Latino/a                                                             approx 65,000
Over 45,000 Somali's, second largest population in US                              as of 2007
Estimated GLBT population of 65,000+
In 2008, 16th largest city, 32nd largest metro area                                US Census Bureau
2006-2008 Columbus American Community data
Weather
Annual Snowfall: approx 28 inches
Annual Rainfall: approx 38 inches

Sports
Professional Sports Teams
Blue Jackets (Hockey)
Crew (Major League Soccer)
Minor League Baseball Triple A team: Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians)
Collegiate & Other Sports
36 varsity sports @ Ohio State
PGA (golf) annual major event: Memorial Tournament
Annual Arnold Sports Festival

Recreation
15 Metro Parks (major city/county parks)                                           12 have pet trails



Arts & Entertainment

Franklin Park Conservatory
Columbus Symphony
Columbus Zoo + Aquarium + Water Park
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) museum
Columbus Museum of Art (CMA)
Wexner Performing Arts Center
BalletMet
Phoenix Theater Circle                                                             family
OperaColumbus
Contemporary American Theater Company (CATCO)
Broadway Across America - Columbus
Ohio Historical Society
Columbus Gay Men's Chorus
King Arts Complex
North Market                                                                          large indoor market near Convention Ce

Major Perfomance Venues
Schottenstein Center
Lifestyles Communities Pavilion
Columbus Fairgrounds
Nationwide Arena
Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)                                   Riffe       Southern
Shadow Box (performing arts caberet)
Jazz Arts Group & the Columbus Jazz Orchestra

Annual Festivals
Comfest                                                                               June
Asian Fest                                                                            May
Pride Fest                                                                            June
Red, White & Boom                                                                     July
Jazz & Ribs Festival                                                                  August
African American Heritage Festival
Columbus Culture Festival
Columbus Arts Festival
Festival Latino
Dublin Irish Festival
German Village Oktoberfest
Columbus International Festival




Airlines operationg out of Port Columbus (CMH)                                        # of non-stop flights
Air Canada Regional Jazz                                                                       3
AirTran                                                                                        6
American/American Eagle                                                                       24
Continental/Continental Express                                                               15
Delta/Delta Connection                                                                        34
Midwest Connect                                                                                4
Southwest                                                                                     22
United/United Express                                                                         13
US Airways/US Airways Express                                                                 24
USA 3000                                                                                       1

Other transportation
Central Ohio Transit Authority (bus)
Grayhound
Mega Bus                                                                              picks up on campus as well as downtow
Rail linking Cincinatti, Cleveland & Dayton under construction per stimulus funding              no set date yet for opening
Other local colleges and universities
Capital University
Otterbein College                                                    changing name to University soon
Columbus College of Art & Design
Franklin University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Wesleyan University
DeVry University
Columbus State Community College
Ohio Business College
Pontifical College Josephium
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary
Mt. Carmel College of Nursing
Ohio Institute of Health Careers

Other Leisure Info, from 2009 Money Magazine
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles) 31
Restaurants
(within 15 miles) 3,009
Bars
(within 15 miles) 420
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles) 178
Libraries
(within 15 miles) 102
Museums (accredited by AAM;
within 30 miles) 2
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 3
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 0.9
ment chairs, search commitees, etc.



                    Other recent accolades
                    Black Enterprise Magazine -- Top 10 city for African Americans Black Meetings
                    and Tourism -- Best in the Midwest for meetings and vacations Money Magazine
                    -- Top 10 big cities for African Americans
                    Columbus was ranked recently as the 18th best place in the country to find a
                    date for females by Marie Claire Magazine (2009)
                    Top 4 library system from 1999 - 2009
                    The Advocate rated Columbus one of the best places in the country for gays and
                    lesbians to live (March 2007).

                    US News & World Report --The Ohio State University Hospital #21 best hospital
                    in US in 2009 - other data from their rankings:
                    2009 Speciality rankings:
                    #18 Best Cancer (James Center)
                    #27 Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders (Riverside Methodist #46)
                    #18 Ear, Noes, & Throat
                    #20 Gynecology
                    #37 Heart & Heart surgery
                    #33 Kidney Disorders
                    #41 Orthopedics
                    #10 Rehabilitation
                    #23 Respiratory Disorders
                    #23 Urology

                    Nationwide Children's Hospital Speciality rankings:
                    #21 Cancer
                    #26 Diabetes & Endocrine
                    #7 Digestive disorders
                    #11 Heart & Heart surgery
                    #19 Neonatal Care
                    #23 Neurology and neurosurgery
                    #21 Orthopedics
                    #16 Respitory disorders
                    #12 Urology
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Columbus on our top lists:
 #16 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
 #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
 #53 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
 #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
 #5 (43224) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Somalian first ancestries"
 #9 (43240) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Moroccan first ancestries"
 #21 (43224) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ghanian first ancestries"
 #24 (43202) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #27 (43215) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
 #29 (43203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Senegalese first ancestries"
 #31 (43213) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sudanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #33 (43210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries"
 #34 (43203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #37 (43210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #38 (43203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ethiopian first ancestries"
 #40 (43214) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #40 (43210) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #49 (43213) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Macedonian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #52 (43229) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries (pop 5
 #60 (43224) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop
 #63 (43227) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
 #71 (43215) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
 #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
 #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
 #39 (43215) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
 #19 (43215) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbus-Ohio.html#ixzz0fizCbtUl
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What we couldn’t find                                   Reason
Religious places of worship                             unreliable
City/State/National Parks                               unreliable
Hospital beds per capita                                unreliable
Hospitals                                               too difficult
Cancer Centers                                          too difficult
Trauma Centers                                          too difficult
Children's Hospitals                                    too difficult
# of Physicians                                         too difficult
Accredited child care                                   not avail
Accredited Elder Care                                   not avail
Education level of population                           unreliable
Historical districts                                    not avail
Diversity of population                                 unreliable
# of passenger operators                                limited avail
# of flights                                            too difficult
Performing Theater Companys/symphony/ballet/opera etc   too difficult
knowledge of suburbs necessary




dated from 2006-08

dated from 2006-08

				
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