Latest Data (2016)
Population 197,485
Nationwide Rank 119

Quick Facts

Columbus, Georgia is the 119th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Columbus, Georgia is a city.

Columbus, Georgia is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Columbus had its largest population ever.

Columbus, Georgia's growth is below average. 71% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Columbus, Georgia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
109 Moreno Valley, California 205,499 43.4%
110 Fayetteville, North Carolina 204,759 2.6%
111 Aurora, Illinois 201,110 39.1%
112 Glendale, California 200,831 2.8%
113 Yonkers, New York 200,807 2.3%
114 Huntington Beach, California 200,652 5.6%
115 Montgomery, Alabama 200,022 -0.8%
116 Amarillo, Texas 199,582 14.6%
117 Little Rock, Arkansas 198,541 8.2%
118 Akron, Ohio 197,633 -8.8%
119 Columbus, Georgia 197,485 5.8%
120 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia 197,081 1.0%
121 Grand Rapids, Michigan 196,445 -0.7%
122 Shreveport, Louisiana 194,920 -2.8%
123 Salt Lake City, Utah 193,744 6.5%
124 Huntsville, Alabama 193,079 20.6%
125 Mobile, Alabama 192,904 -2.9%
126 Tallahassee, Florida 190,894 24.7%
127 Grand Prairie, Texas 190,682 48.8%
128 Overland Park, Kansas 188,966 24.5%
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 186,239 5.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Georgia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
119 Columbus 197,485 5.8%
120 Augusta-Richmond County 197,081 1.0%
168 Macon-Bibb County 152,555
179 Savannah 146,763 10.5%
220 Athens-Clarke County 123,371 22.4%
284 Sandy Springs 105,703 24.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 197,485 119
2015 200,579 116
2014 200,887 111
2013 202,824 110
2012 198,413 116
2011 193,932 119
2010 189,885 122
2009 190,414 121
2008 186,646 123
2007 186,613 120
2006 191,528 117
2005 188,485 116
2004 186,691 116
2003 182,788 117
2002 185,894 115
2001 186,609 113
2000 186,505 110
1990 178,685 96
1980 169,441 88
1970 154,168 89
1860 9,621 97