Columbus AFB, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 1,373.
Population change since 2000: -33.3%
Males: 707  (51.5%)
Females: 666  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

24.4 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39705.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,014 (it was $39,596 in 2000)
Columbus AFB:

$55,014
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,790 (it was $15,626 in 2000)

Columbus AFB CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $25,823 (it was $13,900 in 2000)
Columbus AFB:

$25,823
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,130.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbus AFB: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.3%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Columbus AFB, MS (2017)
    • 1,01968.6%White alone
    • 15310.3%Hispanic
    • 15010.1%Two or more races
    • 1057.1%Black alone
    • 342.3%Asian alone
    • 211.4%American Indian alone
    • 90.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: American (19.5%), Irish (10.9%), Polish (6.3%), German (3.7%), British (2.6%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.04 square miles.

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

Columbus AFB, Mississippi map

131 residents are foreign born (5.3% Europe, 1.7% Asia).

This place:

8.8%
Mississippi:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Columbus AFB CDP:

0.0% ($0)
Mississippi:

0.7% ($425)

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

Distribution of median household income in Columbus AFB, MS in 2017
Columbus AFB satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Columbus AFB, MS
Historical housing units in Columbus AFB, MS
Most common industries in Columbus AFB, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (22.5%)
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (26.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (11.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Columbus AFB, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (16.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (16.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.4%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (13.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10.8%)
  • Registered nurses (9.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.7%)

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 the city 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 Columbus AFB 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 Columbus AFB 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 the city 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 Columbus AFB 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Columbus AFB:

Marital status in Columbus AFB, MS
  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 76.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.4%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

For population 25 years and over in Columbus AFB:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 67.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 32.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbus AFB
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,55378
Black Protestant6,22534
Mainline Protestant5,27422
Catholic1,2451
Other5865
None19,896-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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

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%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

12.4%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.3%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Columbus AFB:

43.9%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Columbus AFB:

27.7
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.2%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Columbus AFB:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Columbus AFB:

25.1%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
Here:

59.7%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Columbus AFB:

84.9%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbus AFB, MS Residents

6.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,112 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.13%
Mississippi average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.55% ($57,190 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($33,234)
from Clay County, MS  0.28% ($27,797)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,413 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.18%
Mississippi average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.53% ($31,177 average AGI)
to Monroe County, MS  0.24% ($56,314)
to Clay County, MS  0.21% ($35,705)

Businesses in Columbus AFB, MS

  • GNC: 1
  • Subway: 1

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 430ft / 131mTotal length
  • $527,000,000Total costs
  • 36,510Total average daily traffic
  • 5,160Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,925Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbus AFB, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 91990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbus AFB, MS

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • 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
  • Call Sign: W5TXR, Previous Call Sign: N2OKT, Licensee ID: L00285075, Grant Date: 08/08/2012, Expiration Date: 10/25/2022, Certifier: Mark A Lacy, Registrant: Mark A Lacy, 5515 Hamilton Avenue, Columbus Afb, MS 39705-7515
  • Call Sign: K5TXR, Previous Call Sign: KE5USG, Licensee ID: L01401844, Grant Date: 09/19/2018, Expiration Date: 09/05/2028, Certifier: Nancy A Lacy, Registrant: Nancy A Lacy, 5515 Hamilton Avenue, Columbus Afb, MS 39705-7515

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbus AFB, MS
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbus AFB, MS
  • 49.7%Electricity
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Columbus AFB compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Columbus AFB on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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