Columbus, Georgia Population 2022

210,330
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Columbus is a city located in Muscogee County Georgia. Columbus has a 2020 population of 210,330. It is also the county seat of Muscogee County. Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 1.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 206,922 in 2010.

The average household income in Columbus is $65,942 with a poverty rate of 20.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $925 per month, and the median house value is $142,900. The median age in Columbus is 34 years, 32.4 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbuswas:

  • Black or African American: 46.46%
  • White: 42.47%
  • Two or more races: 5.28%
  • Other race: 2.85%
  • Asian: 2.48%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Columbus, Georgia is 210,330 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 206,922.

Columbus, Georgia Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010309,4760.00%
2011315,3055,8291.85%
2012322,7217,4162.30%
2013327,8445,1231.56%
2014325,273-2,571-0.79%
2015322,772-2,501-0.77%
2016319,040-3,732-1.17%
2017315,942-3,098-0.98%
2018318,2112,2690.71%
2019321,0482,8370.88%
2020323,8852,8370.88%
2021326,7222,8370.87%

Columbus Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82,98642.47%
Black or African American90,79846.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native6080.31%
Asian4,8422.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2920.15%
Some Other Race5,5702.85%
Two or More Races10,3225.28%
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Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2022

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Columbus Median Age

34.4


Total

32.5


Male

36.2


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 147,060 adults, (25,941 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

100,181

51.26%

Male

95,237

48.74%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.2%34.8%
All49.1%50.9%
Male43.8%56.2%
Non Family40.5%59.5%
Female35.8%64.2%

49.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All73,6482.5649.1
Married27,7853.2665.2
Male3,1413.6843.8
Female13,9473.7235.8
Non Family28,7751.240.5

3.33

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Columbus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5313.55%
9th to 12th Grade10,5988.30%
High School Graduate33,77626.46%
Some College31,91325.00%
Associates Degree11,7279.19%
Bachelors Degree20,94016.41%
Graduate Degree14,15111.09%
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Columbus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian3,5533,2261,747
Native American360335142
2+ Races3,7183,3841,342
White55,02350,09419,745
Hispanic8,3667,1491,911
Black58,23549,74110,717
Other Race3,5162,939639
Islander158158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.17%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,633$42,830$29,367
Less Than 9th Grade$22,423$25,897$19,862
High School Graduate$26,938$31,638$21,678
Some College$32,668$43,605$26,053
Bachelors Degree$48,131$63,152$40,679
Graduate Degree$61,536$73,276$53,760

$35,633

Average Earnings

$42,830

Average Male

$29,367

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

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Columbus Language

92.22% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 7.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.61% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander2789233.09%
Black87,87823,54626.79%
Multiple10,1431,99019.62%
Hispanic14,6362,79319.08%
Native6019515.81%
White74,3319,60012.92%
Asian4,77352010.89%
Other1,409NaN%

20.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.42%

Male Poverty Rate

20.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Islander, with 33.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.34%.

Columbus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.63%
High School22.11%
Some College14.59%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.23%
Male Unemployed40.08%
Female Employed10.72%
Female Unemployed39.24%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,418$66,950
Families$63,709$82,073
Married Families$84,072$104,693
Non Families$29,351$40,767
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Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

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Columbus 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 45-54.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

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Columbus Marital Status

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19,607

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,083
First Gulf War6,743
Vietnam5,716
Korea635
World War II202

Columbus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,537
35 to 546,386
55 to 644,635
65 to 743,766
75+2,283

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,30013.49%
Black10,10215.09%
Native American5212.62%
Asian1433.96%
Islander8548.85%
Other Race56115.51%
2+ Races3648.27%
Hispanic1,27114.08%

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

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9.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Employment by Age

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Columbus Employment by Race

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Columbus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.77%

Born in Columbus

94.83%

Native Born

5.17%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

2.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.83% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 55.77% having been born in Georgia. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbus Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18403,1140.00%
18505,9422,8286.67%
18609,6213,6794.94%
18707,401-2,220-2.59%
188010,1232,7223.18%
189017,3037,1805.51%
190017,6143110.18%
191020,5542,9401.56%
192031,12510,5714.24%
193043,13112,0063.32%
194053,28010,1492.14%
195079,61126,3314.10%
1960116,77937,1683.91%
1970155,02838,2492.87%
1980169,44114,4130.89%
1990178,6819,2400.53%
2000185,7817,1000.39%
2010189,8854,1040.22%
2011191,5891,7040.90%
2012193,2931,7040.89%
2013194,9971,7040.88%
2014196,7011,7040.87%
2015198,4051,7040.87%
2016200,1091,7040.86%
2017201,8131,7040.85%
2018203,5171,7040.84%
2019205,2211,7040.84%
2020206,9221,7010.83%
2021208,6261,7040.82%
2022210,3301,7040.82%

Columbus Population by Year