The City of Columbus is the 3rd largest city in Georgia with a population of 192,312 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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 West Division of Muscogee County.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Columbus, GA Housing Affordability Index is 135 |
State of Georgia Housing Affordability Index is 143
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Columbus, GA Wealth Index is 64 |
State of Georgia Wealth Index is 88
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Total Population||192,312 (100%)|
|Population in Households||185,900 (96.7%)|
|Population in Families||148,271 (77.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||6,412 ( 3.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$44,651|
|Average Household Income||$65,392|
|Per Capita Income||$25,880|
|Total Housing Units||84,925 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||34,246 (40.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||41,422 (48.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||9,257 (10.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$164,519|
|Housing Affordability Index3||135|
|Average Household Size||2.46|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.5%|
|Per Capita Income||3.13%|
The table below compares Columbus to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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||# 191||70th|
|Diversity Index||# 95||85th|
|Median Household Income||# 278||56th|
|Per Capita Income||# 163||74th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.