Columbus SnackAbility

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

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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
24,409
Unemployment
15.0%
Poverty
25.6%
Median Home
$108,400
Median Income
$34,977
Median Rent
$713

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Rankings for Columbus in Mississippi

Best Places Around Columbus

1

Starkville, MS
Population 24,954

2

Amory, MS
Population 7,028

3

Louisville, MS
Population 6,325

4

West Point, MS
Population 10,903

5

Aberdeen, MS
Population 5,375

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Population over time in Columbus

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

Race / Ethnicity in Columbus

White
33.8% (8,244)
African American
62.6% (15,272)
American Indian
0.2% (41)
Asian
1.1% (264)
Hawaiian
0.0% (10)
Other
0.1% (16)
Two Or More
0.9% (211)
Hispanic
1.4% (351)
Race Columbus MS USA
White 33.8% 57.0% 61.5%
African American 62.6% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 1.1% 1.0% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.9% 1.1% 2.3%
Hispanic 1.4% 3.0% 17.6%

Household Income For Columbus, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
11.6% (283,144)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.3% (251,412)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.1% (392,984)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.0% (292,908)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.5% (427,157)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.2% (297,789)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (239,208)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.4% (180,626)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.3% (31,731)
$200,000 or more
1.8% (43,936)
Income Columbus MS USA
Less than $10,000 11.6% 10.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.3% 7.3% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.1% 13.2% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.0% 11.5% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.5% 14.1% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.2% 17.1% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 10.8% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.4% 9.7% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.3% 3.0% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.8% 2.4% 6.3%

Gender in Columbus

Female
54.2% (13,220)
Male
45.8% (11,188)
Gender Columbus MS USA
Female 54.2% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 45.8% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbus for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.2% (1,524)
9-12th Grade
11.4% (2,775)
High School / GED
29.8% (7,268)
Some College
22.7% (5,549)
Associate's Degree
8.2% (1,994)
Bachelor's Degree
12.6% (3,067)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,471)
Professional Degree
2.2% (528)
Doctorate Degree
0.9% (227)
Education Columbus MS USA
< 9th Grade 6.2% 5.6% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 11.4% 11.0% 7.2%
High School / GED 29.8% 30.4% 27.3%
Some College 22.7% 22.6% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 8.2% 9.1% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 12.6% 13.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 6.0% 5.7% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.2% 1.3% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.9% 1.0% 1.4%

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