Columbus Lowndes County, Mississippi

Columbus: County seat of Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States

About

Columbus is a city located in the county of Lowndes in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 23,640 and a population density of 353 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 23,307 inhabitants.

The city was created 201 years ago in 1820.

Columbus Quick Facts

Population : 23,307 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Lowndes County
Different from : Columbia
Postal code : 39701–39705
Phone Area Codes : 662
Area : 66.96 km2
Altitude : 217 feet / 66 meters
Capital city : Columbus is capital of Lowndes County
Establishment : January 01, 1821 (201 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 01:43:07 (22nd January 2022)
Density : 348 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.43% (2010-2020)
Weather : 24℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather
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Geography

Columbus is located at 33°29'44"N 88°25'38"W (33.4956700, -88.4272600).

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Weather

Columbus forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind around 5 mph. more

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Columbus decreased by 1.43% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,640 - census
2011 25,052 5.64% estimation process
2012 24,924 -0.51% estimation process
2013 24,835 -0.36% estimation process
2014 24,639 -0.8% estimation process
2015 24,546 -0.38% estimation process
2016 24,371 -0.72% estimation process
2017 24,136 -0.97% estimation process
2018 23,782 -1.49% estimation process
2019 23,573 -0.89% estimation process
2020 23,307 -1.14% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 1,257,584
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 1,202,384
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 4.6%
April 1, 2020 Population : 1,274,395
April 1, 2010 Population : 1,202,362
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.4%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.7%
People over 65 (%) : 17.3%
Female persons, % : 51.0%
White only, percent : 75.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 13.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 8.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 4.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 71.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 54,362
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 13.0%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 544,669

Columbus zip code is 39701. County name: Lowndes, County fips: 28087

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 544,669
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 71.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $242,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,670
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $639
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,080
Permits for construction, 2020 : 2,475
2015-2019 Households : 504,585
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.46
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 89.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 94.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 47.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 66.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,567,342
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 10,835,571
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 18,446,300
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 20,886,174
2012 total retail sales per capita : $17,111
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $79,698
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $44,629
Percentage of people living in poverty : 7.8%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 39,188
2019 total employment : 721,092
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 44,480,835
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 1.2%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 118,561
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 138,132
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 77,524
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 47,453
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 25,292
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 108,781
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 10,021
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 122,863
2010 population per square mile : 1,385.7
2010 land area in square miles : 867.66

People born in Columbus (52)

People born in Columbus, including playwright Tennessee Williams, Confederate Army soldier Jacob M. Dickinson, musician and singer Andrew Wood, .

List

  • James E. Darnell (American biologist) he was born in 09/09/1930
  • Henry Armstrong (American boxer) he was born in 12/12/1912
  • Leslie Frazier (American football player and coach) he was born in 03/04/1959
  • Sedric Toney (American basketball player) he was born in 13/04/1962
  • William S. Barry (American politician (1821-1868)) he was born in 10/12/1821
  • Samuel Andrew Witherspoon (American politician) he was born in 04/05/1855
  • Red Barber (American radio broadcaster, television broadcaster, sportscaster) he was born in 17/02/1908
  • Darryl Wilson (American basketball player) he was born in 24/05/1974
  • DeWitt Menyard (American basketball player) he was born in 24/05/1944
  • Jarvis Gunter (American basketball player) he was born in 08/04/1985
  • Arthur Cyprian Harper (American politician) he was born in 01/12/1866
  • Billy Brewer (American football player and coach (1935-2018)) he was born in 08/10/1934
  • Bobby Richards (American football player) he was born in 02/10/1938
  • Charles Fredericks (American actor (1918-1970)) he was born in 05/09/1918
  • Doughboy Beatz (Record Producer) he was born in 01/09/1989
  • Elbert Drungo (American football player (1943-2014)) he was born in 30/04/1943
  • Guy M. Townsend (United States general) he was born in 25/10/1920
  • Homer Brewer (American football player) he was born in 08/11/1934

Schools in Columbus

College & universities near Columbus, MS

Code Name City ZIP
176035 Mississippi University for Women Columbus (MS) 39701

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Columbus, MS

Code Name Address Type
TCL Tuscaloosa 2105 Greensboro Ave RAIL

Post offices near Columbus

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Columbu Post Office Columbus (MS) 39701

Other places with the same name (18)

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  • Columbus , Georgia consolidated city-county in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States with a population of 196,442 people.
  • Columbus , Indiana city in Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States with a population of 48,445 people.
  • Columbus , Minnesota city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States with a population of 4,211 people.
  • Columbus , Michigan township in St. Clair County, Michigan with a population of 4,038 people.
  • Columbus , Texas city in Colorado County, Texas, United States with a population of 3,699 people.
  • Columbus , Kansas city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States with a population of 3,006 people.
  • Columbus , Nebraska city in Platte County, Nebraska, United States with a population of 2,923 people.
  • Columbus , Montana town in Stillwater County, Montana, United States with a population of 2,117 people.
  • Columbus , Pennsylvania census-designated place in Warren County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,899 people.
  • Columbus , New Mexico village in Luna County, New Mexico, United States with a population of 1,622 people.
  • Columbus , North Carolina town in Polk County, North Carolina, United States with a population of 1,007 people.
  • Columbus , New York town in Chenango County, New York, United States with a population of 922 people.
  • Columbus , Wisconsin city in Columbia and Dodge counties in Wisconsin, United States with a population of 652 people.
  • Columbus , Kentucky city in Hickman County, Kentucky, United States with a population of 150 people.
  • Columbus , North Dakota city in Burke County, North Dakota, United States with a population of 139 people.
  • Columbus , Illinois village in Adams County, Illinois, United States with a population of 96 people.

Other cities in Lowndes County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lowndes County , MS.

City Name Population Title
Caledonia 1,048 City in Mississippi, United States of America
Crawford 655 Town in Lowndes County, Mississippi
Artesia 420 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Columbus distances to largest Mississippi cities