The white population in Columbus, Ohio, is 83,333, and 42.6 percent are white. The black population in Columbus, Ohio, is 91,340, and 46.7 percent are black. African-Americans refer to the black population in Columbus, they are black racial groups in Africa, including sub-Saharan Africans, Kenyans, Nigerians, Caribbean people such as Haitians and Jamaicans. The racial makeup of the city was 57.4% white, 29.2% black or African American, 0.2% Native American or Alaska Native, and 5.9% Asian.
The annual festivities in Columbus include the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country, as well as the Columbus Arts Festival and the Jazz & Rib Fest, both on the downtown riverfront. In 1850, the Columbus and Xenia Railroad became the first railroad to reach the city, followed by the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati railroads in 1851. To commemorate this relationship, Columbus received as a gift from the people of Genoa, a bronze statue of Christopher Columbus. After the war, Port Columbus Airport (now known as John Glenn Columbus International Airport) became the hub of a coordinated transcontinental railroad system that moved passengers from the east coast to the west. In 1964, Geraldine Fredritz Mock, a native of Ohio, became the first woman to fly solo around the world, leaving Columbus and piloting the Spirit of Columbus.
The city of Columbus was named after the 15th century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus when the city was founded in 1812. Columbus also hosts many conventions at the Gran Colón Convention Center, a large convention center on the north end of the city center. The average age of the population of Columbus is 34.9 years, the population of Columbus by age is 48,305 years, 16 years or older is 152,154, 18 years or older is 147,464, 21 years or older is 138,642, 65 years or older is 32993. Private institutions in Columbus include Capital University School of Law, Columbus University School of Art and Design, Fortis College, DeVry University, Ohio Business College, Miami-Jacobs Career College, Ohio Institute of Health Careers, Bradford School and Franklin University, as well as Bexley religious schools Hall Episcopal Seminary, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Ohio Dominican University, Pontifical Josephinum College and Trinity Lutheran Seminary.