The City of Columbus is the 3rd largest city in Georgia with a population of 198,440 as of July 1, 2017. Columbus ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 32.5102 and longitude -84.8749 in Muscogee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 216.42 sq. miles and a water area of 4.58 sq. miles. Muscogee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.
The City of Columbus (GNIS ID: 2404111) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Columbus is located within Columbus East Division of Muscogee County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
|Daytime Population: Workers||109,706|
|Daytime Population: Residents||110,736|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||220,442|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.11|
|Population in Households||190,052|
|Population in Familes||151,835|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||8,388|
|Median Household Income||$43,479|
|Average Household Income||$61,611|
|Per Capita Income||$24,796|
|Total Housing Units||88,175 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||37,264 (42.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||39,975 (45.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||10,936 (12.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$142,532|
|Average Home Value||$192,342|
|Average Household Size||2.46|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.88%|
|Per Capita Income||2.39%|
The table below compares Columbus to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 174||72nd|
|Diversity Index||# 86||87th|
|Median Household Income||# 237||62nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 140||78th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.