MS

National Population : 333,590,059
Mississippi State Population : 3,106,550

About Columbus, MS

Columbus, MS is located in Lowndes County in the state of Mississippi.

The total City Population for Columbus is about 31,084 with about 363 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 52,330.

The Average Home Value is $133,066.67, which is roughly 31% higher than the Average Home Value of $91,745.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 29% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $43,627.67, which is roughly 10% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $39,280.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 24% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Columbus is about 12.7%.

Mississippi is ranked #50 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 8.08 out of 100.

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Voting

Lowndes County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a significant difference of 5.17% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 50.66%
Democratic: 48.04%
Libertarian: 0.67%
Other: 0.51%
Green: 0.12%


Nearby Locations

Steens, MS (6.78 mi.)
Caledonia, MS (12.90 mi.)
West Point, MS (13.23 mi.)
Crawford, MS (13.86 mi.)
Hamilton, MS (18.18 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 39701, 39702, 39705
Latitude : 33.583528
Longitude : -88.437990
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 200 ft.
Area Code(s) : 662

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.44
Male Population Estimate : 45.52%
Female Population Estimate : 51.08%
Median Age : 35.4
Male Median Age : 33.5
Female Median Age : 37.1

White Population Estimate : 50.24%
Black Population Estimate : 45.20%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 1.54%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.97%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.10%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.52%
Other Population Estimate : 0.77%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Columbus specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Lowndes County: About 9 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Lowndes County: About 254 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2018)

Lowndes County is about 54% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 12% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.