Living in Columbus, MS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Columbus SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Columbus, MS Cost Of Living

80
Columbus's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Columbus, Mississippi Info Snack

Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States, located primarily east, but also north and northeast of the Tombigbee River, which is also referred to as the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway . It is approximately 146 miles (235 km) northeast of Jackson, 92 miles (148 km) north of Meridian, 63 miles (101 km) south of Tupelo, 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and 120 miles (193 km) west of Birmingham, Alabama. The population was 25,944 at the 2000 census and 23,640 in 2010. The population in 2012 was estimated to be 23,452. Columbus is the principal city of the Columbus Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Columbus-West Point Combined Statistical Area. Columbus is also part of the area of Mississippi called The Golden Triangle, consisting of Columbus, West Point and Starkville, in the counties of Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha.
Population
24,272
Unemployment
12.7%
Poverty
29.3%
Median Home
$116,000
Median Income
$33,917
Median Rent
$753

Columbus, MS Photos

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Rankings for Columbus in Mississippi

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1

Starkville, MS
Population 25,122

2

Amory, MS
Population 6,983

3

Louisville, MS
Population 6,298

4

West Point, MS
Population 10,794

5

Aberdeen, MS
Population 5,347

Map Of Columbus, MS

Population over time in Columbus

Year Population % Change
2017 24,272 -0.6%
2016 24,409 -1.7%
2015 24,833 6.3%
2014 23,360 -0.5%
2013 23,483 -0.5%
2012 23,611 0.0%
2011 23,604 -0.4%
2010 23,688 -0.3%
2009 23,768 -

Race / Ethnicity in Columbus

White
32.7% (7,940)
African American
63.4% (15,388)
American Indian
0.2% (40)
Asian
0.8% (193)
Hawaiian
0.1% (13)
Other
0.3% (63)
Two Or More
1.1% (255)
Hispanic
1.6% (380)
Race Columbus MS USA
White 32.7% 56.8% 61.1%
African American 63.4% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% 0.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.1% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.6% 3.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Columbus, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
11.5% (278,845)
$10,000 to $14,999
11.0% (266,396)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.8% (384,159)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.0% (315,692)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.3% (371,710)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.7% (307,227)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.6% (233,533)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.5% (181,996)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.6% (37,843)
$200,000 or more
2.1% (49,793)
Income Columbus MS USA
Less than $10,000 11.5% 10.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 11.0% 6.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.8% 12.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.0% 11.4% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.3% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.7% 16.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.6% 11.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.5% 10.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.6% 3.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.1% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Columbus

Female
54.8% (13,303)
Male
45.2% (10,969)
Gender Columbus MS USA
Female 54.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 45.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbus for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (1,699)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (2,427)
High School / GED
32.0% (7,767)
Some College
22.0% (5,339)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,699)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (3,155)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,456)
Professional Degree
2.0% (485)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (242)
Education Columbus MS USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 11.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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