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Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area


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2022 population: 324,110   ( 29,245 from 2010)
Land area: 2786.0 square miles
Population density: 116.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:142,975 44.11% 3.1%
Black:137,12842.31% 16.8%
Indian:1,2250.38% 23.1%
Asian:7,9282.45% 45.4%
2+ races:8,6472.67% 42.6%
Hispanic:26,2078.09% 55.1%
Total non-White:181,13555.89% 22.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:9,314 14.2
Deaths:8,94713.6
Net Migration: -6,004-9.1
Net Immigration: 7971.2
Change in White population:-4,543 -1.5
Change in Non-White pop.:33,788 11.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
294,865
147,51850.03%
117,38639.81%
9950.34%
5,4541.85%
6,0652.06%
16,8965.73%
147,34749.97%

2000
281,768
149,40053.02%
112,29739.85%
9870.35%
3,6921.31%
3,6561.30%
11,3404.02%
132,36846.98%

1990
266,450
157,57759.14%
97,55636.61%
8650.32%
3,0501.14%
n/a
7,4022.78%
108,87340.86%

1980
259,957
160,17061.61%
90,51334.82%
5020.19%
2,5330.97%
n/a
5,9762.30%
99,78738.39%

1970
255,203
174,99868.57%
74,62429.24%
2600.10%
7950.31%
n/a
4,0001.57%
80,205 31.43%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
40,385 14.3
24,9338.8
-4,995-1.8
1,6010.6
-1,882 -0.7
14,979 5.3
1990's
NumberRate
45,495 17.1
25,9069.7
-15,208-5.7
1,4730.6
-8,177 -3.1
23,495 8.8
1980's
NumberRate
46,145 17.8
23,156 8.9
-14,441 -5.6
n/a
-2,593 -1.0
9,086 3.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-3 -0.0
n/a
-14,828 -5.8
19,582 7.7

Age, Family & Household Data for Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.6
77,477 23.9%
246,633 76.1%
48,101 14.8%
124,701
2.51
78,927 63.3%
50,539 64.0%
13,203 16.7%
45,774 36.7%

2010
NumberPercent
34.7
74,864 25.4%
220,001 74.6%
34,675 11.8%
113,239
2.50
75,540 66.7%
47,535 62.9%
12,806 17.0%
37,699 33.3%

2000
NumberPercent
33.3
75,396 26.8%
206,372 73.2%
32,174 11.4%
104,002
2.57
72,944 70.1%
50,163 68.8%
10,922 15.0%
31,058 29.9%

1990
NumberPercent
30.7
71,855 27.0%
194,595 73.0%
28,640 10.7%
94,699
2.66
69,835 73.7%
51,312 73.5%
9,021 12.9%
24,864 26.3%

1980
NumberPercent
28.1
76,903 29.6%
183,054 70.4%
22,905 8.8%
85,298
2.84
66,076 77.5%
51,300 77.6%
7,788 11.8%
19,222 22.5%

2022 Housing Data for Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units143,878 
Median Value$169,107 
Occupied124,70186.7%
Vacant19,17713.3%
Owned70,75256.7%
Rented53,94943.3%
Median Rent$981 
Single-Family Units101,06270.2%
    Detached97,19667.6%
    Attached3,8662.7%
Buldings with 5+ Units22,20115.4%
Mobile Homes9,5366.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0009,7237.8%
$10,000 to $14,9996,7535.4%
$15,000 to $19,9996,0864.9%
$20,000 to $24,9996,3265.1%
$25,000 to $29,9996,0274.8%
$30,000 to $34,9996,3705.1%
$35,000 to $39,9994,8843.9%
$40,000 to $44,9995,2804.2%
$45,000 to $49,9995,3634.3%
$50,000 to $59,9999,9478.0%
$60,000 to $74,99913,21710.6%
$75,000 to $99,99915,97012.8%
$100,000 to $124,9999,6807.8%
$125,000 to $149,9995,9104.7%
$150,000 to $199,9996,2315.0%
$200,000 or more6,9345.6%
Median Household Income55,837 
Per Capita Income30,431 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.80 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI9,8967.9%
Public Assistance2,1741.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps22,39418.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed115,47259.8%
Unemployed9,1134.7%
In Armed Forces11,1745.8%
Total Labor Force135,75970.3%
Not in Labor Force57,27229.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 34.4%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector44,23342,08051.2%
Non-Profit2,7086,27830.1%
Self-Employed5,9053,79660.9%
Local Government3,7275,76339.3%
State Government2,4974,81634.1%
Federal Government4,0453,44854.0%
Total Private + Self50,13845,87652.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.12,97720,30539.0%
Total63,11566,18148.8%
Pct. Govt.18.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts17,00813.1%
Sales and Office Occupations29,88923.1%
Professional, Technical28,27021.8%
Service Occupations22,47417.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing3940.3%
All others31,83024.6%
White Collar 58.1%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance17,860727.5%
Manufacturing14,174577.4%
Retail trade13,958568.6%
Educational services11,994488.6%
Accommodation and food services11,147454.1%
Finance and insurance10,605432.0%
Public administration7,973324.8%
Construction7,276296.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.6,221253.4%
Transportation and warehousing6,208252.9%
Other services6,061246.9%
Professional, scientific, technical5,990244.0%
Wholesale trade2,13486.9%
Information2,07584.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,01282.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,71369.8%
Utilities94438.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting93438.0%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1285.2%
Management642.6%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican8,3142.55%
Puerto Rican6,2851.93%
Cuban1,1160.34%
Dominican1,1230.34%
Total Central American4,4061.35%
Costa Rican730.02%
Guatemalan1,6690.51%
Honduran6760.21%
Nicaraguan5160.16%
Panamanian9520.29%
Salvadoran5200.16%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,5470.47%
Argentinean90.00%
Bolivian10.00%
Chilean510.02%
Colombian1,1790.36%
Ecuadorian1520.05%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian650.02%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan280.01%
Other South American620.02%
Other Hispanic1,5540.48%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian2,6870.82%
Filipino1,2170.37%
Korean9480.29%
Vietnamese4890.15%
Chinese4710.14%
Japanese2110.06%
Thai1730.05%
Laotian570.02%
Cambodian480.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English281,60792.4%
Spanish14,5724.8%
Other Indo-European1,8530.6%
German, other Germanic1,4400.5%
Other Asian1,4270.5%
Korean8760.3%
Tagalog7460.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun6510.2%
Other5660.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American27,9068.6%
English23,1627.1%
Irish19,8296.1%
German19,1645.9%
European4,7791.5%
Italian4,5941.4%
Scottish3,5621.1%
French2,9720.9%
Scotch-Irish2,9540.9%
Polish2,0320.6%
African2,0190.6%
Dutch1,6460.5%
British1,4250.4%
Norwegian1,3690.4%
Jamaican1,0190.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen318,90397.8%
Not a citizen7,2562.2%
Native310,98495.3%
Foreign-born15,1754.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
8,524 3.9%17,739 8.2%61,117 28.1%73,852 34.0%32,867 15.1%23,143 10.7%
  Average years of education: 13.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 8,524 3.9%
9-12 Years 17,739 8.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 61,117 28.1%
Some College 73,852 34.0%
Bach. Degree 32,867 15.1%
Grad Degree 23,143 10.7%
Average years of education: 13.3

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 232,982 217,434 15,548 6.7%
1991 232,112 218,384 13,728 5.9%
1992 235,932 219,046 16,886 7.2%
1993 240,294 224,566 15,728 6.5%
1994 244,090 229,382 14,708 6.0%
1995 247,740 233,360 14,380 5.8%
1996 256,122 242,922 13,200 5.2%
1997 264,882 251,962 12,920 4.9%
1998 270,168 257,252 12,916 4.8%
1999 273,904 260,248 13,656 5.0%
2000 258,082 246,188 11,894 4.6%
2001 254,954 241,908 13,046 5.1%
2002 257,188 242,008 15,180 5.9%
2003 262,614 247,064 15,550 5.9%
2004 262,150 246,334 15,816 6.0%
2005 265,502 248,596 16,906 6.4%
2006 267,240 251,796 15,444 5.8%
2007 267,698 252,630 15,068 5.6%
2008 270,922 252,198 18,724 6.9%
2009 270,820 244,388 26,432 9.8%
2010 267,050 240,134 26,916 10.1%
2011 269,988 243,676 26,312 9.7%
2012 271,818 246,618 25,200 9.3%
2013 269,724 246,526 23,198 8.6%
2014 263,770 243,268 20,502 7.8%
2015 255,694 237,646 18,048 7.1%
2016 256,332 239,852 16,480 6.4%
2017 260,958 246,574 14,384 5.5%
2018 260,802 248,434 12,368 4.7%
2019 258,242 247,518 10,724 4.2%
2020 255,462 238,180 17,282 6.8%
2021 254,162 242,896 11,266 4.4%
2022 253,102 243,940 9,162 3.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com