Columbus, Georgia Population 2019

Columbus, Georgia's estimated population is 194,160 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Columbus, Georgia is the 3rd largest city in Georgia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 897.12 people/mi² (346.38 people/km²).

The overall median age is 33.7 years, 32.1 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.6 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Columbus, Georgia is $43,239, while the mean household income is $62,460.

Columbus Ga Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbus Ga was:

  • Black or African American: 45.61%
  • White: 44.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.87%
  • Other race: 3.06%
  • Asian: 2.39%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%

How Many People Live in Columbus, Georgia?

194,160
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018194,1603940.20%
2017193,766-2,432-1.24%
2016196,198-2,476-1.25%
2015198,674-1,878-0.94%
2014200,552-2,646-1.30%
2013203,1984,2542.14%
2012198,9443,7001.90%
2011195,2444,1392.17%
2010191,1055,3240.28%
2000185,7817,1000.39%
1990178,6819,2400.53%
1980169,44114,4130.89%
1970155,02838,2492.87%
1960116,77937,1683.91%
195079,61126,3314.10%
194053,28010,1492.14%
193043,13112,0063.32%
192031,12510,5714.24%
191020,5542,9401.56%
190017,6143110.18%
189017,3037,1805.51%
188010,1232,7223.18%
18707,401-2,220-2.59%
18609,6213,6794.94%
18505,9422,8286.67%
18403,1140.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American90,593
White88,471
Two or More Races7,697
Some Other Race6,084
Asian4,747
American Indian and Alaska Native749
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander306

Columbus Ga Population Pyramid 2019

Columbus Ga Median Age

33.7


Total

32.1


Male

35.8


Female

Columbus Ga Adults

There are 149,258 adults, (24,267 of whom are seniors) in Columbus Ga.

Columbus Ga Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Ga Sex Ratio

Female

101,338

51.01%

Male

97,309

48.99%

Columbus Ga Households and Families

Columbus Ga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbus Ga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.1%34.9%
All48.4%51.6%
Non Family38.7%61.3%
Female37.1%62.9%
Male34.8%65.2%

48.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All73,1792.648.4
Married28,4573.2965.1
Non Family27,4051.2438.7
Female13,7313.6537.1
Male3,5863.6334.8

3.35

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbus Ga Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,2994.14%
9th to 12th Grade10,8348.47%
High School Graduate35,45627.73%
Some College32,06225.07%
Associates Degree11,0248.62%
Bachelors Degree20,48916.02%
Graduate Degree12,7189.95%

Columbus Ga Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White57,29652,50619,352
Black56,77248,0199,440
Hispanic8,1136,2391,740
Asian3,4592,9601,740
Other Race3,2742,304500
Multiple Races2,5302,399923
Native American501459223
Islander10083

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.30%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,519$39,066$26,027
Less Than High School$18,109$20,563$13,835
High School Grad$23,223$26,740$20,302
Some College$30,407$39,679$22,571
Bachelors Degree$45,966$56,392$39,739
Graduate Degree$61,295$82,319$50,445

$31,519

Average Earnings

$39,066

Average Male

$26,027

Average Female

Columbus Ga Language

Columbus Ga Language by Age

Columbus Ga Language

90.69% of Columbus Ga residents speak only English, while 9.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.28% of the population.

Columbus Ga Poverty

Columbus Ga Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black87,33526,84930.74%
White77,9159,06011.63%
Hispanic14,0833,74726.61%
Other5,9202,07335.02%
Multiple7,4731,78123.83%
Asian4,6844279.12%
Native6867110.35%
Islander3036421.12%

21.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.09%

Male Poverty Rate

23.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus Ga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus Ga is Other, with 35.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus Ga is Asian, with 9.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.54%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.34%
High School21.43%
Some College14.79%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.22%
Male Unemployed39.28%
Female Employed13.03%
Male Employed8.31%

Columbus Ga Income

Columbus Ga Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,239$62,460
Families$55,496$74,786
Married Families$74,193$96,884
Non Families$27,009$40,311

Columbus Ga Marital Status

Columbus Ga Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Ga Married by Age and Sex

Columbus Ga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Columbus Ga Marital Status by Race

Columbus Ga Veterans

20,891

Number of Veterans

17,568

Male Veterans

3,323

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War7,137
Second Gulf War6,873
Vietnam5,917
Korea1,177
World War II537
Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,994
55 to 644,632
18 to 343,439
65 to 743,211
75+2,615

Columbus Ga Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black10,06915.31%
White9,93215.24%
Hispanic1,27115.03%
2 or More34010.55%
Other3329.72%
Asian1253.53%
Hawaiian5454.00%
Indian397.14%

Columbus Ga Veterans by Education

10.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Ga Employment Status

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Ga Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.26%

Born in Georgia

94.34%

Native Born

5.66%

Foreign Born

2.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.34% of Columbus Ga residents were born in the United States, with 54.26% having been born in Georgia. 2.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.