The city has a very diverse economy. It consists of education, government, insurance banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and technology. Columbus is a technologically sophisticated city.
Local weather stations classify the area between humid continental and humid subtropical climates. The summers are muggy and hot. The winters are cold and dry. Snowfall in the city is particularly light.
According to the 2010 United States Census, the racial makeup of the city was 61.5% White, 28.0% Black, 0.3% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.3% Multiracial, and 5.6% Hispanic.