Columbus, GA 31903 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 31903: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbus, GA 31903

Not Acceptable, USPS
COLS, GA 31903

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 594
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,254
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,573
  • County: Muscogee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.425, Longitude -84.946
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Columbus, GA 31903 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,703
Population in Households 20,664
Population in Familes 16,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 2,209
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 8,006
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,982
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,568 (26.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,438 (56.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,652 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $72,660
Average Home Value $95,064


Median Household Income $22,309
Average Household Income $31,490
Per Capita Income $12,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.67%
Households 0.81% 0.69%
Families 0.59% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus, GA 31903 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 31903 to the other 717 ZIP Codes in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 198 73rd
Population Density1 # 75 90th
Diversity Index2 # 136 81st
Median Household Income # 690 4th
Per Capita Income # 695 3rd

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