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Lowndes County

Population in 2012: 23,452 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 

Males: 10,773  (45.9%)
Females: 12,679  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  36.4 years
Mississippi median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 39701, 39702, 39705.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $29,573 (it was $27,393 in 2000)
Columbus:

$29,573
Mississippi:

$36,919
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,474

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $95,771 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Columbus:

$95,771
Mississippi:

$99,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,197; Detached houses: $127,791; Townhouses or other attached units: $72,459; In 2-unit structures: $157,812; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,532; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,259; Mobile homes: $60,861; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,014

Median gross rent in 2011: $615.

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  • Black alone - 14,278 (60.3%)
  • White alone - 8,945 (37.8%)
  • Hispanic - 288 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 71 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 76 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (8.7%), United States (6.8%), Irish (6.2%), German (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 21.4 square miles.

Population density: 1095 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 16.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city:

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

401 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 75 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Mississippi as of April 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 318 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $800 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $667 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (54.8 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (92.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (484.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: New Hope, MS (2.5 miles ), Columbus AFB, MS (3.0 miles ), Macedonia, AL (3.5 miles ), Ethelsville, AL (3.6 miles) , Caledonia, MS (3.7 miles ), Artesia, MS (3.8 miles ), West Point, MS (3.9 miles ), Crawford, MS (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $184,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.50 N, Longitude: 88.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,902 (+33.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,902 (66.3%)

Area code: 662

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Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2234014411271
per 100,000 7.67.711.515.80.04.016.416.74.24.28.529.54.2
Rapes 61112135448169194
per 100,000 22.742.245.851.319.916.016.433.467.238.24.237.916.9
Robberies 27251822323330324537342616
per 100,000 102.095.968.786.8127.3132.3123.3133.5189.1156.9143.8109.667.7
Assaults 31263534414123223534463979
per 100,000 117.199.7133.6134.2163.0164.494.591.8147.0144.2194.6164.4334.0
Burglaries 233297280273211195179207199276192336336
per 100,000 880.41139.41069.11077.5839.1781.7735.5863.7836.11170.6812.31416.01420.7
Thefts 1,3591,3311,2981,2761,1131,045841817725836730784773
per 100,000 5135.35106.34955.95036.34426.04189.03455.63408.73046.03545.83088.23304.03268.5
Auto thefts 122898673495541584252233636
per 100,000 461.0341.4328.4288.1194.9220.5168.5242.0176.5220.697.3151.7152.2
Arson 11391212174213
per 100,000 41.611.534.43.98.04.08.24.229.417.08.54.212.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 377.5394.8392.0410.5326.2321.6294.4322.9330.7343.8280.3384.5339.1

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Crime rate in Columbus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 94 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.42
Mississippi average:

2.31

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Columbus, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

15.5%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,200 (-7.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 209% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.0 miles away from the Columbus city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 81% 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 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from Columbus 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 65.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Columbus center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Andrew Wood (singer) - Musician, Guy M. Townsend - General, Jasmine Murray - Singer, Red Barber - Radio broadcaster, Tennessee Williams - (1911-1983), playwright, Henry Armstrong - Boxer, Jacob M. Dickinson - Confederate Army soldier, Bobby Richards - Football player, Charles Fredericks (actor) - Film actor, Doughboy Beatz - Record Producer.

Main business address for: BLACK WARRIOR WIRELINE CORP (OIL, GAS FIELD SERVICES, NBC).


Hospital/medical center in Columbus:

  • BAPTIST MEM HOSP/GOLDEN TRIANGLE INC (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2520 5TH ST N)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbus:

  • CLAY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; WEST POINT, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbus, MS

Airports and heliports located in Columbus:


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College/University in Columbus:

  • Mississippi University for Women (Full-time enrollment: 1,855; Location: 1100 College Street; Public; Website: www.muw.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Mississippi State University (about 22 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 15,187)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 47 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 54 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,616)
  • The University of Alabama (about 55 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 57 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 3,652)
  • University of West Alabama (about 68 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 2,279)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 71 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,544)

Private high schools in Columbus:

  • HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 711; Location: 625 MAGNOLIA LN; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 297; Location: 100 VICTORY LOOP; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 223 N BROWDER ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHILDRENS HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 923 6TH AVE N; Grades: PK - 2)
  • EMMAUS ELEMENTARY (Students: 10; Location: 1030 BENNETT AVE; Grades: 3 - 7)
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Library in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS-LOWNDES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $855,658; Location: 314 NORTH 7TH STREET; 104,428 books; 2,157 audio materials; 1,453 video materials; 87 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • WCBI TV is now owned by Morris Multi Media.
  • Please add Annunciation Catholic Church to your list of churches. It's been in Columbus since 1867.
  • Please add Friendship Cemetery to your listing. It is a historical cemetery and was where Memorial Day started, according to the Library of Congress.

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Notable locations in Columbus: Columbus Country Club (A), Columbus-Lowndes Industrial Park South (B), Columbus-Lowndes Industrial Park North (C), Lowndes County Fairgrounds (D), Lowndes County Riverside Industrial Park (E), Lowndes County Courthouse (F), Cady Hill Residential Treatment Center (G), Wisteria Place (H), Whitehall (I), White Arches (J), Twelve Gables (K), Themerlaine (L), Temple Heights (M), Taynore (N), Snowdoun (O), Shadowlawn (P), Rosewood Manor (Q), Riverview (R), Magnolia Hill (S), Leighcrest (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fairlane Shopping Center (1), Gateway Shopping Center (2), Leigh Mall Shopping Center (3), Mid-City Shopping Center (4), University Mall Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus include: Pleasant Ridge Church (A), Zion Gate Missionary Baptist Church (B), Wesley United Methodist Church (C), Victory Tabernacle (D), Tenth Street Baptist Church (E), South Side Missionary Baptist Church (F), Southside Baptist Church (G), Stephens Chapel Baptist Church (H), Sanders Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sandfield Cemetery (1), Greenlawn Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Norris Lake (A), White Slu (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Magby Creek (A), Vernon Branch (B), Moore Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbus include: Saunders Field (1), Propst Park (2), Lee Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 318 7th Street North) (1), T Caldwell LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 283 Badger Lane) (2), Jumper's Inflatables and Party Zone (Amusement & Theme Parks; 208 Conway Drive) (3), Wallace Amusement CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 605 Alabama Street) (4), Fairway Ice (Amusement & Theme Parks; 802 Moss Street) (5), Slip N Dip (Amusement & Theme Parks; 312 Lake Lowndes Road) (6), Columbus Historic Foundation (300 Main Street) (7), Columbus Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau (300 Main Street) (8), Tennessee Williams Welcome Center (300 Main Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Economy Inn (2206 Main Street) (1), Plaza Motel (243 Island Road) (2), Travelers Deluxe Motel (1001 Island Road) (3), Gilmer Inn (321 Main Street) (4), Motel 6 (1203 Highway 45 North) (5), Holiday Inn (1200 Highway 45 North) (6), Heritage Inn (1209 Highway 45 North) (7), Ramada Inn Columbus (506 Highway 45 N) (8), Days Inn (1133 Highway 45 North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (605 2nd Avenue North) (1), Lowndes County - Justice Court- District Offices-Supervisors (11 Airline Road) (2), Lowndes County - Courthouse- Circuit Clerk Dept- Juvenile Detention- Youth Court- Colu (505 2nd Avenue North) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 23.7. This is about average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 47 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.84. This is significantly better than average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.84
U.S.:

2.88

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus and their reported violations in the past:

COLUMBUS LIGHT & WATER (Population served: 30000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-01-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2005)
AIRBASE TRAILER PARK (Population served: 378, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-07-2003 and SEP-07-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between FEB-22-2002 and MAR-22-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between FEB-22-2002 and MAR-22-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One minor monitoring violation
COUNTRY COURTS (Population served: 104, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-22-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-09-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
RUBENS FISH HOUSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JAN-2002 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus that have no violations reported:

  • EAST LOWNDES W/A #3-OLD YORKVI (Population served: 9225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EAST LOWNDES W/A #2-HUCKLEBERR (Population served: 4718, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EAST LOWNDES #4-HERMAN-VAUGHN (Population served: 3751, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EAST LOWNDES W/A #1-LEE STOKES (Population served: 2542, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EAST LOWNDES W/A-#5 (Population served: 1954, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • AIRBASE VILLAGE (Population served: 142, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 32.3%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.0% for Black residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 66.4% for other race residents, 49.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbus, MS

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2010:

  • 513 people in college/university student housing
  • 411 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 225 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 33 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2000:

  • 622 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 491 people in nursing homes
  • 201 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 127 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 76 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Columbus compared to Mississippi state average:

Columbus, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: North Columbus Branch, Fairlane Branch, Center Road Branch, Columbus Branch, Bluecutt Branch. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • Trustmark National Bank: Gateway Center Branch, New Hope Branch, Leigh Mall Branch, Financial Center Branch, Columbus Main Branch. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • BankFirst Financial Services: Lehmberg Branch, University Mall Branch, Main Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $718.9 mil, Deposits: $600.2 mil, headquarters in Macon, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfirst Capital Corporation
  • Regions Bank: East Columbus Branch, Columbus Main Branch, 45 North Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Lehmberg Branch at 120 Lehmberg Road, branch established on 2000/05/08; Columbus Main Branch at 2220 Hwy 45 North, branch established on 1985/05/07. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • The Citizens National Bank of Meridian: Columbus Branch at 2412 Highway 45 North, branch established on 1996/08/01; East Columbus Banking Centre Branch at 115 Lehmberg Road, branch established on 2001/01/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,115.7 mil, Deposits: $932.3 mil, headquarters in Meridian, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Banc Corp.
  • Renasant Bank: Columbus Branch at 905 Main Street, branch established on 2010/11/17. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Columbus Ms Branch at 1913 Highway 45 North, branch established on 2008/11/08. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Mississippi:

  • Ramada Inn - Columbus, 506 Hwy 45 N, Columbus, MS 39701 , Phone: (662) 328-5202
  • Best Western Executive Inn - Columbus, 303 Shoney Dr, Columbus, MS 39701 , Phone: (800) 528-1234
  • Wingate Inn (74360) - Columbus, 129 Brickerton St, Columbus, MS 39701 , Phone: (662) 327-9999
  • Comfort Inn , 1210 Hwy 45 N, Columbus, MS 39705 , Phone: (662) 329-2422, Fax: (662) 329-2422
  • Hampton Inn , 2015 Military Rd, Columbus, MS 39701 , Phone: (662) 328-6720, Fax: (662) 328-0843
  • Wingate By Wyndham , 129 Brickerton, Columbus, MS 39701 , Phone: (662) 327-9999, Fax: (662) 329-1984
  • Days Inn Columbus MS , 1133 Hwy 45 N, Columbus, MS 39705 , Phone: (662) 329-4545, Fax: (662) 329-3700
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Mississippi

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Columbus travel time to work - commute


Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Columbus (based on Lowndes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.77%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$20,669$41,3380$0
Other Government Administration 12$43,273$43,2730$0
Judicial and Legal 7$23,684$40,6010$0
Police Protection - Officers 84$260,485$37,2120$0
Police - Other 8$16,919$25,3790$0
Firefighters 71$228,946$38,6950$0
Fire - Other 1$2,679$32,1480$0
Streets and Highways 8$24,087$36,1310$0
Solid Waste Management 92$179,421$23,4030$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$11,076$44,3040$0
Electric Power 45$165,514$44,1370$0
Other and Unallocable 27$79,768$35,4520$0
Totals for Government 364$1,056,521$34,8300$0

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,027,000 ($86.43)
    Electric Utilities: $425,000 ($18.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $32,801,000 ($1398.64)
    Police Protection: $4,993,000 ($212.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,349,000 ($185.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,675,000 ($114.06)
    Water Utilities: $2,118,000 ($90.31)
    Regular Highways: $2,001,000 ($85.32)
    General - Other: $1,857,000 ($79.18)
    Financial Administration: $1,721,000 ($73.38)
    Sewerage: $1,666,000 ($71.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $430,000 ($18.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $302,000 ($12.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $203,000 ($8.66)
    General Public Buildings: $181,000 ($7.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $64,000 ($2.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($7.59)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,127,000 ($48.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $159,000 ($6.78)
    Electric Utilities: $71,000 ($3.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,545,000 ($705.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,462,000 ($62.34)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,159,000 ($134.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,665,000 ($71.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $53,000 ($2.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $754,000 ($32.15)
    Interest Earnings: $455,000 ($19.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $449,000 ($19.15)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $34,669,000 ($1478.30)
    Water Utilities: $4,036,000 ($172.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,434,000 ($402.27)
    All Other: $2,179,000 ($92.91)
    Highways: $2,027,000 ($86.43)
  • Tax - Property: $6,083,000 ($259.38)
    Other License: $563,000 ($24.01)

Columbus government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,827,000 ($1868.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,579,000 ($1730.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,248,000 ($138.50)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,056,000 ($556.71)

7.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,897 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,368 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.24%
Mississippi average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.44% ($30,709 average AGI)
from Clay County, MS  0.35% ($26,771)
from Monroe County, MS  0.30% ($35,517)


8.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

0.28% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,302 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.28%
Mississippi average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.43% ($35,259 average AGI)
to Monroe County, MS  0.28% ($26,782)
to Clay County, MS  0.28% ($32,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WACR (1050 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • WJWF (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WROB (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKOR (980 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKBB (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W213AY (90.5 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WQTP-LP (106.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: RTBT, LLC)
  • W213AS (90.5 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA CHRISTIAN COMMS., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • 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.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Columbus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 50
Total length: 554 meters (1,818ft)
Total costs: $7,400,000
Total average daily traffic: 485,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 38,184

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 23
  • 1980-1989: 11
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbus, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 244 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 150 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbus)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 79 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbus)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 406
  • Hazardous Condition: 95
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Columbus


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, MS

Most common first names in Columbus, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James43270.5 years
Mary39478.0 years
William35472.8 years
John32273.2 years
Willie25370.7 years
Robert22170.0 years
Annie19978.6 years
George15473.4 years
Thomas13672.5 years
Charles12469.8 years
Most common last names in Columbus, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones22573.1 years
Williams21572.3 years
Smith18474.9 years
Brown17076.0 years
Johnson14774.2 years
Harris14473.4 years
Taylor9771.3 years
Davis9575.1 years
Richardson8873.9 years
Moore8576.4 years
Businesses in Columbus, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's2
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's1New Balance1
Ashley Furniture1Nike6
AutoZone2Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Budget Car Rental1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut4
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid2
FedEx7Rue211
GNC1Ryan's Grill1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block2Sears3
Hardee's2Subway4
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
JCPenney1Taco Bell2
Jones New York1U-Haul4
KFC2UPS12
Kmart1Vans1
Kroger1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1YMCA2
Browse common businesses in Columbus, MS

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  • James R. Leist (5)
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  • David Alan Daugherty (4)
  • James P. Cunningham (3)
  • Roy Daniel Cunningham (2)
  • Robin L. Kelley (2)
  • Mark S. Dillon (2)
  • Charles G. O'Hara (2)
  • Julio C. Rojas (2)
  • Delorse Louise Price (1)

Total of 30 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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