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The City of Columbus is the 3rd largest city in Georgia with a population of 192,198 as of July 1, 2021. 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 32.461 and longitude -84.9877 in Muscogee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus 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 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 West Division of Muscogee County.
|Total Population||192,198 (100%)|
|Population in Households||185,470 (96.5%)|
|Population in Families||147,612 (76.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||6,728 ( 3.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$46,771|
|Average Household Income||$68,999|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$27,387|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||85,780 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||36,782 (42.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||39,097 (45.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||9,901 (11.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$154,292|
|Average Home Value||$238,935|
|Housing Affordability Index3||172|
|Average Household Size||2.44|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.44%|
|Per Capita Income||2.89%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.18%|
The table below compares Columbus to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 194||69th|
|Median Household Income||# 315||50th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 231||37th|
|Per Capita Income||# 167||73rd|
|Diversity Index||# 94||85th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.