Columbus, Georgia

Columbus: The second most populous city in Georgia. It is located in the central part of the state. Columbus is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Columbus Museum and the Riverwalk.

About

Columbus is a city located in the county of Muscogee in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its population at the 2010 census was 189,885. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 196,442 inhabitants.

The city was created 196 years ago in 1827.

Straddling the Chattahoochee River, Columbus offers scenic waterfront views combined with historic architecture and cultural attractions. Known as the site where the last battle of the Civil War took place, this Georgia city provides rich heritage along with family-friendly recreation.

Civil War History

As home to the National Civil War Naval Museum, Columbus embraces its unique place in Civil War history. Visitors can tour the museum's replicas of two ironclad ships used in the Battle of Columbus on April 16, 1865.

The National Infantry Museum chronicles the role of the infantry soldier with artifacts, exhibits and an IMAX theatre. History buffs will also enjoy the Historic District Museums like the Coca-Cola Space Science Center exhibiting space artifacts.

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

The beautiful Chattahoochee Riverwalk extends 15 miles along the river through downtown Columbus. Visitors can stroll along the river, have a picnic, attend an outdoor concert at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, or ride the Columbus rafting Experience for river views.

The Civil War Naval Museum and several historic homes are located along the Riverwalk for easy access.

Family-Friendly Attractions

Columbus offers many attractions for younger visitors including the National Civil War Naval Museum where kids can dress up as soldiers, and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center with hands-on exhibits about space travel.

The 23-acre Columbus Botanical Garden delights with nature-themed playgrounds and a garden just for kids. At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, families can visit over 1000 animals, ride the train, and zip line over giraffes!

Columbus blends quintessential Southern hospitality and charm with family fun along the scenic Chattahoochee River.

Columbus locator map
Location of Columbus on Georgia map.

Quick Facts about Columbus

Population : 196,442 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
County : Muscogee County
Twitter username : colcongov
Postal code : 31997–31999, 31820, 31993–31994, 31829, 31900–31909, 31914, 31917
Area : 572000000 km2
Official name : Columbus
Named for : Christopher Columbus
Altitude : 797 feet / 243 meters
Capital city : Columbus is capital of Muscogee County
Establishment : January 01, 1828 (196 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 17:00:37 (28th May 2024)
Population growth : 3.34% (2010-2020)
Columbus Georgia skyline. image
Columbus Georgia skyline.
Columbus Georgia skyline. image

Geography

Columbus is located at 32°27'40"N 84°59'16"W (32.4609800, -84.9877100). It has 2 neighbors: Opelika and Macon.

Columbus map

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Columbus has 2 neighbours.

  • Opelika city in Alabama
  • Macon The second most populous city in Georgia. It is located on the Ocmulgee River in central Georgia. Macon is known for its many music venues, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Ocmulgee National Monument and the Hay House Museum.

Demographics

The population of Columbus increased by 3.34% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 189,885 - census
2011 195,271 2.76% estimation process
2012 198,965 1.86% estimation process
2013 203,225 2.1% estimation process
2014 200,563 -1.33% estimation process
2015 198,702 -0.94% estimation process
2016 196,219 -1.27% estimation process
2017 193,836 -1.23% estimation process
2018 194,169 0.17% estimation process
2019 195,769 0.82% estimation process
2020 196,442 0.34% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 155,027
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 149,631
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 3.6%
April 1, 2020 Population : 155,932
April 1, 2010 Population : 149,618
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.1%
People over 65 (%) : 20.1%
Female persons, % : 50.8%
White only, percent : 92.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 1.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 87.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 12,328
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.8%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 66,183

Columbus zip code is 31901. County name: Muscogee, County fips: 13215

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 66,183
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 71.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $180,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,402
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $484
2015-2019 median gross rent : $883
Permits for construction, 2020 : 330
2015-2019 Households : 60,438
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.51
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.1%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 820,531
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 3,179,954
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,809,457
2012 total retail sales per capita : $11,961
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $63,379
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $31,221
Percentage of people living in poverty : 8.1%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 3,079
2019 total employment : 51,117
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 2,098,753
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -0.3%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 9,185
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 11,618
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 6,692
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,752
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 642
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 10,513
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,384
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 9,679
2010 population per square mile : 193.7
2010 land area in square miles : 772.22

People born in Columbus (200)

People born in Columbus, including racecar champion Mauri Rose, writer Carson McCullers, athletics competitor Hyleas Fountain, .

List

  • Augusta Jane Evans (American novelist (1835–1909)) she was born in 08/05/1835
  • Bebo Norman (American musician) he was born in 29/05/1973
  • George Foster Peabody (banker and philanthropist) he was born in 27/07/1852
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon (American novelist) she was born in 11/12/1965
  • Robert Cray (American blues guitarist and singer) he was born in 01/08/1953
  • Carlton Gary (American serial killer) he was born in 15/12/1952
  • Nolan Gould (American actor) he was born in 28/10/2000
  • Fred Wesley (American jazz trombonist) he was born in 04/07/1943
  • James T. Elliott (United State Representative from Arkansas, during Reconstruction (1823-1875)) he was born in 22/04/1823
  • Arnetia Walker (American actress) she was born in 01/01/1956
  • David M. Walker (American astronaut) he was born in 20/05/1944
  • Ash Brannon (American film director and animator) he was born in 19/07/1969
  • Marty Jannetty (American professional wrestler) he was born in 03/02/1960
  • Dallas Austin (American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer) he was born in 29/12/1970
  • Justin Guarini (American musician) he was born in 28/10/1978
  • Danny Whitten (American guitarist) he was born in 08/05/1943
  • Joe (American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer) he was born in 05/07/1973
  • Diane Creech she was born in 04/02/1963

Schools in Columbus

College & universities near Columbus, GA

Code Name City ZIP
139357 Columbus Technical College Columbus (GA) 31904-6572
458441 Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Columbus Columbus (GA) 31907
101028 Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City (AL) 36869
139366 Columbus State University Columbus (GA) 31907-5645
419235 Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails Columbus (GA) 31904

Post offices near Columbus

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Columbu Post Office Columbus (GA) 31901
Phenix City Post Office Phenix City (AL) 36867
Wynnton Post Office Columbus (GA) 31906
Beallwood Post Office Columbus (GA) 31904
Lindsey Creek Post Office Columbus (GA) 31907

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Distance to Other Cities

Columbus distances to largest Georgia cities