Columbus is a city located in Muscogee County, Georgia. With a 2020 population of 189,296, it is the 3rd largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta and Augusta-Richmond County) and the 134th largest city in the United States. Columbus is currently declining at a rate of -1.27% annually and its population has decreased by -0.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 189,885 in 2010. Columbus reached it's highest population of 203,198 in 2013. Spanning over 221 miles, Columbus has a population density of 874 people per square mile.
The average household income in Columbus is $63,902 with a poverty rate of 21.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $877 per month, and the median house value is $141,700. The median age in Columbus is 33.9 years, 32.3 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.