Columbus is a city located in Lowndes County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Lowndes County. With a 2020 population of 23,155, it is the 18th largest city in Mississippi and the 1664th largest city in the United States . Columbus is currently declining at a rate of -0.89% annually and its population has decreased by -2.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,640 in 2010. Columbus reached it's highest population of 27,503 in 1980. Spanning over 26 miles, Columbus has a population density of 924 people per square mile.
The average household income in Columbus is $55,819 with a poverty rate of 28.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $798 per month, and the median house value is $121,900. The median age in Columbus is 38 years, 34.6 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.