Columbus, GA Demographic Data

Columbus, GA Summary

Columbus is located in Muscogee County in Georgia
  • Population: 198,413
  • Area: 221.01 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 216.39 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 4.62 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 897.77 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 285.43 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Columbus, GA Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
100,566
51%
50.8
Male
96,919
49%
49.2
Total Population
197,485
 
323,128,000

Columbus, GA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
14,638
7.4% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
13,010
6.6% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
13,621
6.9% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
14,364
7.3% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
13,981
7.1% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
32,339
16.4% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
24,685
12.5% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
22,770
11.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
12,490
6.3% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
10,470
5.3% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
14,360
7.3% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
7,639
3.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
3,118
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
148,868
75.4%
77.2
Female
76,604
51.5%
51.3
Male
72,264
48.5%
48.7
21 Years and over
138,901
70.3%
73.1
62 Years and over
31,096
15.7%
18.8
65 Years and over
25,117
12.7%
15.2
Female
15,029
59.8%
55.8
Male
10,088
40.2%
44.2
Median Age (years)
34
0.0%
0.0

Columbus, GA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
186,566
94.5% 
96.8
White
86,603
43.9% 
72.6
Black or African American
90,127
45.6% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,159
0.6% 
0.8
Asian
4,160
2.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
1,193
0.6% 
1.2
Chinese
272
0.1% 
1.3
Filipino
650
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
243
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
1,070
0.5% 
0.4
Vietnamese
0
0.0% 
0.6
Other Asian
732
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
4,517
2.3% 
5.1
Two or More Races
10,919
5.5% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
14,975
7.6% 
17.8
Mexican
7,386
3.7% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
4,352
2.2% 
1.7
Cuban
506
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
2,731
1.4% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
182,510
92.4% 
82.2

Columbus, GA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
4,433
3.5% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
11,025
8.6% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
33,963
26.6% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
31,188
24.4% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
12,183
9.5% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
20,681
16.2% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
14,398
11.3% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
15,458
12.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
112,413
88.0%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
35,079
27.5%
31.2

Columbus, GA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
59,415
38.0%
33.7%
Now Married
63,488
40.6%
47.5
Divorced
18,874
12.1%
11.0%
Separated
4,579
2.9%
2.0
Widowed
9,860
6.3
5.8%

Columbus, GA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
167,360
91.5%
78.4%
Languages other than english
15,487
8.5%
21.6%
Spanish
8,495
4.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
4,154
2.3%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
1,495
0.8%
3.5%
Other Languages
1,343
0.7%
1.1%

Columbus, GA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
9,280
12.7%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
4,999
6.8%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
10,010
13.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
8,442
11.6%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
10,214
14.0%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
10,877
14.9%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
7,452
10.2%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
6,949
9.5%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
2,704
3.7%
5.8
$200,000 or more
2,124
2.9%
6.4
Median household income
40,060
 
57,617
Per capita income
23,486
 
31,128

Columbus, GA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
184
0.2%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
10,126
12.6%
9.8
Construction
3,799
4.7%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
18,354
22.8%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
8,326
10.3%
6.6
Information
1,309
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
8,577
10.7%
10.1
Other services except public administration
3,112
3.9%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
7,170
8.9%
11.4
Public administration
5,445
6.8%
4.6
Retail trade
9,606
11.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
3,597
4.5%
5.2
Wholesale trade
925
1.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
5,218
6.5%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
27,052
33.6%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
11,955
14.8%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
20,340
25.3%
23.3%
Service occupations
15,965
19.8%
18.1%

Columbus, GA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
86,067
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
67,224
78.1%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
8,317
9.7%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
969
1.1%
5.1
Walked
1,039
1.2%
2.7
Other means
1,647
1.9%
1.8
Worked at home
6,871
8.0%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.7
 
26.6

Columbus, GA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
6,297
8.6%
8.7
1 vehicles
27,694
37.9%
33.2
2 vehicles
28,045
38.4%
37.1
3 or more
11,015
15.1%
21.0

Columbus, GA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
73,051
86.2%
87.6
Owner Occupied
33,833
46.3%
63.1
Renter Occupied
39,218
53.7%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
11,690
13.8%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.5

Columbus, GA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
84,741
1 room
756
0.9%
2.4
2 rooms
1,862
2.2%
2.7
3 rooms
8,305
9.8%
9.1
4 rooms
14,529
17.1%
16.5
5 rooms
16,710
19.7%
19.8
6 rooms
17,708
20.9%
17.8
7 rooms
10,501
12.4%
12.0
8 rooms
6,958
8.2%
8.6
9 rooms or more
7,412
8.7%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Columbus, GA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
84,741
 
 
1-unit, detached
54,961
64.9%
61.5
1-unit, attached
1,446
1.7%
5.9
2-units
3,552
4.2%
3.6
3 or 4 units
5,446
6.4%
4.4
5 to 9 units
8,393
9.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
5,392
6.4%
4.4
20 or more units
4,721
5.6%
9.0
Mobile home
830
1.0%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Columbus, GA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
5,357
6.3%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
4,835
5.7%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
10,495
12.4%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
12,821
15.1%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
12,535
14.8%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
9,296
11.0%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
10,410
12.3%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
14,172
16.7%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
3,762
4.4%
2.8%
2014 or later
1,058
1.2%
1.4%

Columbus, GA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
31,481
43.1%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
722
1.0%
4.7
Electricity
39,997
54.8%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
359
0.5%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
47
0.1%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
57
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
388
0.5%
1.1

Columbus, GA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
22,722
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
819
3.6%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
852
3.7%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
1,052
4.6%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,535
6.8%
11.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
4,317
19.0%
20.1%
$500 to $999
6,557
28.9%
20.4%
$1,000 to $1,499
7,590
33.4%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
9,726
43.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
2,987
13.3%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
2,354
10.5%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,766
7.9%
7.0%
35.0% or more
5,595
24.9%
21.3%
Not Computed
294
0.0%
0.0%

Columbus, GA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
38,696 
 
41,631,300 
$2,000 to $2,499
27
0.1%
4.4%
$3,000 or more
90
0.2%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
406
1.0%
1.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
2,632
6.8%
11.9%
Less than $500
5,082
13.1%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
9,243
23.9%
28.3%
$500 to $999
21,216
54.8%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
522
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
845
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
4,237
11.2%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
4,566
12.0%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
5,415
14.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
3,918
10.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
2,603
6.9%
9.0%
35.0% or more
17,174
45.3%
40.7%
Not Computed
1,305
0.0%
0.0%

Columbus, GA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
33,833
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
2,469
7.3%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
7,522
22.2%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
6,853
20.3%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
6,509
19.2%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
6,246
18.5%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
2,856
8.4%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
1,181
3.5%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
197
0.6%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
150,400
 
205,000
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