What is the current population of Columbus?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Columbus is 23,573. Columbus, Mississippi is the 1,620th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Columbus?

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 1,620th largest city in the US. Columbus is currently 15.9% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Columbus shrinking?

Columbus has shrunk 8.9% since the year 2000. Columbus, Mississippi's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 23,573 1,620
2018 23,853 1,586
2017 24,041 1,570
2016 24,561 1,524
2015 23,168 1,591
2014 23,248 1,574
2013 23,518 1,550
2012 23,452 1,544
2011 23,547 1,522
2010 23,640 1,510
2009 23,818 1,478
2008 23,755 1,467
2007 23,929 1,428
2006 24,130 1,403
2005 24,222 1,385
2004 24,572 1,360
2003 24,888 1,325
2002 25,169 1,303
2001 25,427 1,272
2000 25,883 1,250
1990 28,042 995

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1610 Centerville, Ohio 23,703 2.8%
1611 Van Buren, Arkansas 23,683 24.1%
1612 Leesburg, Florida 23,671 43.4%
1613 Ponca City, Oklahoma 23,660 -8.8%
1614 Searcy, Arkansas 23,660 21.9%
1615 Belton, Missouri 23,642 7.8%
1616 North Platte, Nebraska 23,639 -1.2%
1617 Muscatine, Iowa 23,631 4.1%
1618 Jacksonville Beach, Florida 23,628 12.5%
1619 Oakdale, California 23,596 49.4%
1620 Columbus, Mississippi 23,573 -8.9%
1621 Romulus, Michigan 23,573 2.3%
1622 Cudahy, California 23,569 -3.0%
1623 Oak Harbor, Washington 23,565 19.0%
1624 Leland, North Carolina 23,544 471.0%
1625 Rolling Meadows, Illinois 23,532 -4.5%
1626 Benbrook, Texas 23,502 16.0%
1627 Zion, Illinois 23,487 2.1%
1628 Roseburg, Oregon 23,479 16.1%
1629 Watertown, Wisconsin 23,479 7.8%
1630 Hialeah Gardens, Florida 23,474 21.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Mississippi

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
847 Biloxi 46,212 -8.8%
854 Hattiesburg 45,863 -0.5%
1002 Olive Branch 38,924 82.5%
1020 Tupelo 38,312 11.7%
1068 Meridian 36,347 -12.0%
1313 Greenville 29,085 -29.7%
1356 Oxford 28,122 105.6%
1388 Horn Lake 27,272 35.3%
1441 Pearl 26,510 16.5%
1482 Madison 25,661 35.2%
1484 Starkville 25,653 16.6%
1565 Clinton 24,440 -2.8%
1579 Brandon 24,289 37.1%
1586 Ridgeland 24,104 18.5%
1620 Columbus 23,573 -8.9%
1723 Pascagoula 21,699 -17.0%
1724 Vicksburg 21,653 -17.8%
1958 Gautier 18,490 9.6%
1967 Laurel 18,338 0.3%
2011 Ocean Springs 17,862 3.4%
2153 Hernando 16,399 102.8%
2196 Long Beach 16,023 -7.1%
2307 Clarksdale 14,894 -27.6%
2334 Natchez 14,615 -20.4%
2348 Corinth 14,472 2.9%
2403 Bay St. Louis 14,034 22.8%
2407 D'Iberville 14,012 77.1%
2463 Greenwood 13,561 -26.4%
2500 Moss Point 13,350 -15.6%
2552 McComb 13,013 -2.3%
2678 Grenada 12,219 -17.5%
2694 Canton 12,094 -6.3%
2730 Brookhaven 11,947 -7.8%

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