Ohio is a state located in the Midwestern United States and is home to over 11.59 million residents across 44,825 square miles. This ranks Ohio as the 7th largest state in the U.S. by total population, yet 34th in terms of total area. Ohio was established in 1803, the first state admitted under the Northwest Ordinance, and quickly grew into a major economic center thanks to its expansive rivers and waterways as well as its connection to the railroads. Cities such as Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo grew into major manufacturing and transportation hubs in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the country, and while manufacturing today is a much smaller sector of the state’s economy, Ohio is still a major state economically and one of the largest states in the Union.

The largest city in the state is Columbus, which also serves as its capital. Columbus is currently home to a population of over 835,900 residents, which ranks not only as the largest city in Ohio but, surprisingly, the 15th-largest city in the United States. The city also sits as the county seat of Franklin County. Ironically, though Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, its surrounding metropolitan area, which spans ten counties, is only the third-largest in the state, after Cincinnati and Cleveland, and as such it is a less popular auto transport location than either Cincinnati or Cleveland. However, due to its location as well as ease of access in most of Ohio, it still sees plenty of car shipping traffic, including lower prices and faster pickup and delivery times.

Ohio has a robust transportation system; due to its smaller overall size as well as its number of large cities, auto transport carriers tend to have a much easier time moving freight through Ohio thanks to how many different routes there are to get around. Major east-west interstates include I-80 and I-90, in the north and I-70 through the central part of the state, while major north-south routes include I-75 in the west, I-71 through the southwest and central areas, and I-77 in the eastern part of the state. These are all major interstates that connect to some of the largest cities not just in Ohio but in the entire country, which helps keep your transportation prices into or out of Ohio that much lower.

If you’re looking to ship a vehicle to or from any city within the state of Ohio, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free and, what’s more, nets you multiple free quotes from top auto shipping companies – they’ll prepare their prices and email them to you over the course of the hour. You can then compare their prices and services against one another to find the company that fits your budget and provides the vehicle transportation services that you are looking for, and you can even contact them over the phone since they’ll provide you with contact information in the quotes they send you. If you have more general questions about shipping a vehicle, or need some help getting your quotes to ship a car, you can contact us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent any time.

Helpful Links About the State of Ohio

List of Cities in Ohio by Metropolitan Area

Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area

Cleveland | Parma | Lorain | Elyria | Lakewood | Euclid | Mentor | Cleveland Heights | Warren | Bay Village | Beachwood | Bedford | Berea | Brecksville | Brook Park | East Cleveland | Fairview Park | Garfield Heights | Lyndhurst | Maple Heights

Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area*

Cincinnati | Wilmington | Hamilton | Middletown | Fairfield | Mason | Oxford | Lebanon | Norwood | Forest Park | Springboro | Sharonville | Blue Ash | Loveland | Springdale

Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area

Columbus | Marion | Chillicothe | Delaware | Dublin | Westerville | Lancaster | Pickerington | Reynoldsburg | Grove City | Hilliard | Upper Arlington | Whitehall | Worthington | Bexley | Gahanna | Newark | Pataskala | Circleville | Marysville

Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area

Dayton | Greenville | Beavercreek | Fairborn | Huber Heights | Kettering | Brookville | Centerville | Clayton

Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area

Akron | Barberton | Cuyahoga Falls | Green | Kent | Stow | Aurora | Hudson | Macedonia | New Franklin | Norton | Ravenna | Streetsboro | Tallmadge | Twinsburg

Miscellaneous Cities in Ohio

Toledo | Springfield | East LiverpoolYoungstown | Fremont | Mansfield | Lima | Bucyrus

*Cincinnati’s metro area spans two states; only cities in Ohio are listed here.