Columbus, Mississippi

Population 23,558

Columbus is located in Lowndes County, MS. The population is 23,558, making Columbus the largest city in Lowndes County.

There are 17 public schools in Columbus with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Columbus is moderate , and there are 104 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Columbus is very high 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 New Hope, Columbus AFB and Macedonia.

Columbus Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 18.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 21.4%

Crime Rate

10.79% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 0
  • Violent Crimes: 312
  • Robbery: 19
  • Burglary: 991
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

59.56% Higher than national avg.
  • 104 offenders in Columbus
  • 44.15 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

294 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 14
  • Registered Polluters: 22
  • Superfunds: 15
  • Tanks & Spills: 243


Very High 10.0%
  • Mississippi unemployment average: 6.8%
  • National unemployment average: 7.9%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

17 Public Schools view public schools

There are 17 K-12 public schools in Columbus, MS and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Columbus's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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104 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

Average Listing Price
$179,400 compared to September 2019
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

9 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Columbus, MS issued 9 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Columbus, MS issued 7 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $518
  • 1 Bedroom: $546
  • 2 Bedrooms: $692
  • 3 Bedrooms: $984
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,215

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Environmental Hazards

294 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (279/282)
    Columbus, MS has 98.94% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Columbus, MS is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.36 Average
    Columbus, MS is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 47.3°
  • February 47.6°
  • March 57.8°
  • April 64.63°
  • May 71.3°
  • June 80.08°
  • July 81.96°
  • August 81.7°
  • September 74.27°
  • October 62.3°
  • November 54.03°
  • December 46.85°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Columbus, MS

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

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Columbus, MS: $33,072


Unemployment in Columbus is 10.0%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 6.8% and 7.9% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 44.36%
White Collar - 55.64%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Phil Bryant
  • Sen. Thad Cochran
  • Sen. Roger F. Wicker

City Representatives

  • Trent Kelly

Neighborhood Info

3 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

49 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

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