|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Columbus is 23,319. Columbus, Mississippi is the 1,661st largest city in the US.
Columbus is located entirely in Lowndes County.
The peak population of Columbus was in 1990, when its population was 28,042. In 1990, Columbus was the 995th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,661st largest city in the US. Columbus is currently 16.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Columbus has shrunk 9.9% since the year 2000. Columbus, Mississippi's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Columbus has a population density of 1,071.6 people per square mile.
|1657||Easley, South Carolina||23,422||29.2%|
|1659||Van Buren, Arkansas||23,353||22.3%|
|1660||Maple Heights, Ohio||23,322||-10.6%|
|1663||Loves Park, Illinois||23,293||14.5%|
|1667||Rock Springs, Wyoming||23,196||24.7%|
The total voting age population of Columbus, Mississippi, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 18,641. The voting age population is 43.7% male and 56.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.6% of the residents of Columbus are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Columbus are 63.2% Black, 34.5% White, 1.2% Two or more races, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 1.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Columbus, 28.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 41.3%. On a per-household basis, 24.5% of families are below the poverty line in Columbus.
Among those aged 16 and older, 52.6% of Columbus residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.2% of Columbus residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 22.5% have a bachelor's degree and 9.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Columbus residents aged 5 and older, 2.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Columbus is 11.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Columbus, 16.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Columbus is $36,336.
In Columbus, 50.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.8% of housing units in Columbus.
Of all the housing units in Columbus, 9.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Columbus, 12.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Columbus is $798.
In Columbus, 69.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.