Columbus AFB, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 1,373. Population change since 2000: -33.3%
Males: 799  (58.2%)
Females: 574  (41.8%)
Median resident age:  24.3 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39705.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,277 (it was $39,596 in 2000)
Columbus AFB:

$56,277
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,591 (it was $15,626 in 2000)

Columbus AFB CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $21,814 (it was $13,900 in 2000)
Columbus AFB:

$21,814
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $179,802; Detached houses: $528,565; Mobile homes: $80,156

Median gross rent in 2012: $983.

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Columbus AFB races chart
  • White alone - 1,016 (74.0%)
  • Black alone - 154 (11.2%)
  • Hispanic - 100 (7.3%)
  • Asian alone - 46 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 32 (2.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (1.5%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Columbus AFB detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus AFB: 106.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.0%), Irish (10.1%), Italian (9.7%), English (5.8%), Scottish (3.2%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.04 square miles.

Population density: 195 people per square mile   (very low).

Columbus AFB,MS real estate house value index trend

Columbus AFB, Mississippi map

For population 25 years and over in Columbus AFB:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus AFB CDP:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

113 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia).

This place:  7.0%
Mississippi:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.4%)

Columbus AFB satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (60.2 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (94.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (485.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: New Hamilton, MS (2.7 miles ), Caledonia, MS (2.8 miles ), Columbus, MS (3.0 miles ), West Point, MS (3.5 miles ), New Hope, MS (3.8 miles ), Aberdeen, MS (3.8 miles ), Artesia, MS (4.3 miles ), Macedonia, AL (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.63 N, Longitude: 88.45 W

Area code: 662

Columbus AFB household income distribution Columbus AFB home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.1%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (51%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)

Work and jobs in Columbus AFB: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Columbus AFB, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbus AFB-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Columbus AFB place center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus AFB-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 35.4 miles away from Columbus AFB center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from Columbus AFB center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus AFB topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Columbus AFB:

  • MAGNOLIA MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEM HOSP/GOLDEN TRIANGLE INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • COLUMBUS HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • RCG COLUMBUS (GOLDEN TRIANGLE) (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • VINEYARD COURT NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • THE WINDSOR PLACE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus AFB:

  • Mississippi University for Women (about 10 miles; Columbus, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,565)
  • Mississippi State University (about 24 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 45 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 56 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • The University of Alabama (about 60 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 63 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 70 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbus AFB:

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Notable location: Columbus Air Force Base Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 45.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.4% for other race residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.4%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
240 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000
7 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents in 2000

Columbus AFB compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Columbus AFB travel time to work - commute Columbus AFB mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbus AFB CDP (based on Lowndes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.77%
Here: 52.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents59.5%15.3%4.8%3.7%3.0%
Congregations29.2%18.0%11.2%5.6%1.1%
NameEpiscopal ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaCumberland Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.0%1.6%1.5%1.0%7.6%
Congregations2.2%2.2%4.5%1.1%24.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Lowndes County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Lowndes County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Lowndes County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

33.0%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

14.4%

6.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,312 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.20%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, CO  0.53% ($29,523 average AGI)
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.44% ($30,281)
from Clay County, MS  0.29% ($36,034)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($934 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.20%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.48% ($34,309 average AGI)
to Monroe County, MS  0.28% ($28,965)
to Clay County, MS  0.19% ($36,368)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus AFB:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WACR (1050 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WJWF (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WROB (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WWZQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: STANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WERH (970 AM; 5 kW; HAMILTON, AL; Owner: KATE F. FITE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus AFB:

  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKBB (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAJS (91.7 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W245AB (96.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus AFB:

  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC6WZD, Licensee ID: L00223253
    Grant Date: 04/10/2001, Expiration Date: 07/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2003, Certifier: Bruce W Freed Sr
    Registrant: Bruce W Freed Sr, 5528 B Hamilton Ave, Columbus Afb, MS 39705

Businesses in Columbus AFB, MS

  • GNC: 1
  • Subway: 1

Columbus AFB on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
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