Statewide Claims to Fame

Columbus is 7th in Mississippi out of 65 other cities in Retail sales

Columbus is 12th in Mississippi out of 58 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Columbus is 13th in Mississippi out of 63 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Columbus is 14th in Mississippi out of 69 other cities in Households

Columbus is 14th in Mississippi out of 69 other cities in Housing units

Columbus is 14th in Mississippi out of 69 other cities in Income below poverty line

Columbus is 15th in Mississippi out of 69 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Columbus is 16th in Mississippi out of 60 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Columbus is 16th in Mississippi out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Columbus is 17th in Mississippi out of 69 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Current population (2012) 23,452 16th 2,984,926 313,914,040
Size in square miles 22.1 24th 46,923.3 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,071.6 24th 63.2 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Residents younger than 5 6.6% 56th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.5% 59th 25.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.9% 15th 13.5% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 78.8% 46th 80.3% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.9% 30th 19.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Race - White 37.4% 52nd 59.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 60.0% 18th 37.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 32nd 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 43rd 0.9% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 55th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.1% 40th 1.1% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.4% 55th 2.9% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 36.9% 52nd 57.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Female residents 54.1% 20th 51.4% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.7% 46th 2.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Housing units 10,943 14th 1,281,711 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 25.5% 17th 13.4% 25.9%
Households 9,635 14th 1,085,062 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.2% 61st 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $95,100 42nd $99,200 $186,200
People per household 2.3 64th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Income per capita $21,455 24th $20,521 $27,915
Income per household $31,014 50th $38,718 $52,762
Income below poverty line 32.3% 14th 21.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Columbus Rank Mississippi US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,722 13th 225,977 27,092,908
Retail sales $750,373 7th $33,751,407 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $31,358 16th $11,552 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $82,201 12th $7,045,097 $613,795,732

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