Columbus, Georgia

Population 198,413

Columbus is located in Muscogee County, GA. The population is 198,413, making Columbus the largest city in Muscogee County and the 2nd largest city in the state of Georgia.

There are 51 public schools in Columbus with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Columbus is very low , and there are 290 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Columbus is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Columbus property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Columbus include Midland, Phenix City and Cataula.

Columbus Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 12.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.5%

Crime Rate

50.07% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 0
  • Violent Crimes: 206
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

19.34% Lower than national avg.
  • 290 offenders in Columbus
  • 14.62 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

575 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 39
  • Superfunds: 17
  • Tanks & Spills: 519


Moderate 5.7%
  • Georgia unemployment average: 4.5%
  • National unemployment average: 6.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

51 Public Schools view public schools

There are 51 K-12 public schools in Columbus, GA and 13 private schools. Homefacts rates Columbus's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

290 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

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Housing Inventory

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  • Rented
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Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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585 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Columbus, GA issued 585 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 585 permits, 333 were issued for single family homes and 252 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Columbus, GA issued 547 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 547 permits, 318 were issued for single family homes and 229 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $677
  • 1 Bedroom: $763
  • 2 Bedrooms: $908
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,222
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,584

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Environmental Hazards

575 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1529/1558)
    Columbus, GA has 98.14% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Columbus, GA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.81 Average
    Columbus, GA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 47.65°
  • February 50.32°
  • March 58.07°
  • April 65.85°
  • May 73.66°
  • June 81.11°
  • July 82.47°
  • August 82.28°
  • September 77.17°
  • October 65.72°
  • November 55.87°
  • December 50.05°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Columbus, GA

Columbus, GA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Columbus, GA has no risk of hurricanes.
Columbus, GA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Columbus, GA has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Columbus, GA: $40,060


Unemployment in Columbus is 5.7%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.5% and 6.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 41.15%
White Collar - 58.85%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Nathan Deal
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson
  • Sen. David Perdue

City Representatives

  • Sanford D. Bishop Jr.
  • Lynn A. Westmoreland

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

79 FCC Towers view all

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