Columbus, May 25, 2018 – The Columbus city proper grew by a total of 15,426 people between 2016 and 2017, bringing the population up to an estimated 879,170. Columbus, with a 1.79% year-over-year population increase, is the fourth fastest percentage of change city in the U.S., only behind Seattle, Fort Worth, and Charlotte. Bill LaFayette, a local economist and founder of Regionomics LLC, says it is a good sign for the health of the region that Columbus and the rest of Franklin County are growing. However, because Columbus is grower denser by the day, it is becoming increasingly harder to regulate the flow of traffic and keep the cost of housing down. Click here to read more.