Columbus is a city located in Muscogee County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Muscogee County. With a 2020 population of 198,969, it is the 3rd largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta and ) and the 124th largest city in the United States . Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 4.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 189,885 in 2010. Spanning over 221 miles, Columbus has a population density of 919 people per square mile.
The average household income in Columbus is $65,942 with a poverty rate of 20.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $906 per month, and the median house value is $141,300. The median age in Columbus is 34 years, 32.4 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.