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Columbus, GA (Georgia) Houses and Residents

Columbus,GA index of house prices

Total population: 185,888 (Urban population: 181,073, Rural population: 4,724 (56 farm, 4,668 nonfarm))

Houses: 84,469 (72,818 occupied: 33,741 owner occupied, 39,068 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

54%
State:

38%

Housing density: 391 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $53,663.

Median contract rent in 2016: $389 (lower quartile is $259, upper quartile is $514)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $538


Median gross rent in Columbus, GA in 2016: $500

Housing units in Columbus with a mortgage: 26,511 (3,939 second mortgage, 2,477 home equity loan, 91 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,803


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Columbus, Georgia Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $150,581 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
Columbus:

$150,581
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,847 - $225,187

Household type by relationship:

Households: 182,868
  • In family households: 151,219 (26,454 male householders, 21,288 female householders)
    28,366 spouses, 56,604 children (52,252 natural, 1,087 adopted, 3,265 stepchildren), 6,363 grandchildren, 2,431 brothers or sisters, 1,647 parents, 2,985 other relatives, 4,222 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 31,649 (11,937 male householders (9,489 living alone)), 14,402 female householders (12,678 living alone)), 5,310 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,017 (3,486 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: -1 1-person, -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

25,750 married couples with children.
17,297 single-parent households (2,257 men, 15,040 women).

91.9% of residents of Columbus speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 10,361 (5.3%)
(59.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.6
State:

4.7

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbus, Georgia:

  • 193no bedroom
  • 8361 bedroom
  • 5,8982 bedrooms
  • 24,0423 bedrooms
  • 7,2994 bedrooms
  • 9985+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Georgia:

  • 1,057no bedroom
  • 7,0401 bedroom
  • 12,9532 bedrooms
  • 8,3123 bedrooms
  • 8364 bedrooms
  • 1335+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,742no vehicle
  • 11,9121 vehicle
  • 16,9572 vehicles
  • 6,4383 vehicles
  • 1,7844 vehicles
  • 4335+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,380no vehicle
  • 14,8481 vehicle
  • 7,5192 vehicles
  • 1,2293 vehicles
  • 2634 vehicles
  • 925+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus, Georgia:

  • 51 room
  • 1772 rooms
  • 1,1563 rooms
  • 2,0844 rooms
  • 8,5685 rooms
  • 11,0706 rooms
  • 7,8247 rooms
  • 4,4828 rooms
  • 3,9009+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, Georgia:

  • 7591 room
  • 2,4872 rooms
  • 4,7993 rooms
  • 8,6714 rooms
  • 8,0085 rooms
  • 3,5666 rooms
  • 1,2107 rooms
  • 5548 rooms
  • 2779+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population

Year house built

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Columbus, GA household income distribution

  • 9,232Less than $10,000
  • 4,967$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4,561$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5,413$20,000 to $24,999
  • 4,241$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4,166$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3,736$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,997$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,442$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4,728$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,139$60,000 to $74,999
  • 7,437$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,731$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,208$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,704$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,124$200,000 or more

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,1861995 to March 2000
  • 1,0991990 to 1994
  • 8031985 to 1989
  • 9881980 to 1984
  • 6401975 to 1979
  • 6691970 to 1974
  • 4221965 to 1969
  • 1,825Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Columbus population
Columbus commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,918
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,839
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 16,062
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 20,662
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 15,081
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,746
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 6,216
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 743
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 717
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,014
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,542
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,754
Columbus, GA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.1%
Number of people working at home: 6,854 (8.0% of all workers)

Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 62,516 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 12,077 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 900 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 22 (0%)
  • Taxi: 277 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 36 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 94 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,882 (5%)
  • Other means: 1,490 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,484 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 82,684
 Unclassified or not reported: 38,982
 United States or American: 18,200
 German: 9,260
 English: 9,250
 Irish: 7,996
 Italian: 2,401
 Scotch-Irish: 2,336
 African: 2,254
 Scottish: 1,694
 French (except Basque): 1,627
 European: 1,389
 Polish: 1,140
 Dutch: 875
 British: 582
 Norwegian: 523
 French Canadian: 442
 Welsh: 391
 Swedish: 365
 Jamaican: 321
 Russian: 220
 Portuguese: 204
 Hungarian: 201
 Danish: 179
 Canadian: 129
 Greek: 128
 Haitian: 125
 Czechoslovakian: 123
 Nigerian: 121
 Austrian: 115
 Scandinavian: 105
 West Indian: 103
 British West Indian: 98
 Czech: 92
 Belgian: 82
 Swiss: 72
 Romanian: 72
 Australian: 58
 Lithuanian: 58
 Croatian: 53
 Icelander: 49
 Iranian: 46
 Finnish: 46
 Ukrainian: 42
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 38
 Slovak: 38
 Belizean: 38
 Celtic: 33
 Northern European: 31
 Bahamian: 31
 Pennsylvania German: 30
 Ghanian: 28
 Turkish: 26
 Barbadian: 24
 Moroccan: 23
 Somalian: 23
 Brazilian: 17
 Lebanese: 16
 Maltese: 16
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 15
 Slovene: 14
 Arab/Arabic: 13
 Eastern European: 13
 German Russian: 12
 Other Subsaharan African: 10
 Basque: 9
 Luxemburger: 8
 Armenian: 8
 Yugoslavian: 8
 Acadian/Cajun: 7
 Serbian: 7
 Israeli: 7
 Sudanese: 6
 Liberian: 5
 Cape Verdean: 5
 Albanian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 21%Germany
  • 15%Mexico
  • 7%Korea
  • 5%India
  • 5%Panama
  • 4%Philippines
  • 3%Japan

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 97,940
  • Other state: 74,145
  • Northeast: 9,891
  • Midwest: 10,694
  • South: 47,078
  • West: 6,482

49% of Columbus residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Georgia.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 488
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 360
  • 5th and 6th grade: 971
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,524
  • 9th grade: 1,298
  • 10th grade: 1,626
  • 11th grade: 1,679
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,820
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 14,320
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,086
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,978
  • Associate degree: 3,266
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,334
  • Master's degree: 2,751
  • Professional school degree: 1,162
  • Doctorate degree: 358

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 663
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 392
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,324
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,184
  • 9th grade: 1,918
  • 10th grade: 2,565
  • 11th grade: 2,520
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,534
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,722
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,961
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 9,355
  • Associate degree: 3,998
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,743
  • Master's degree: 3,845
  • Professional school degree: 749
  • Doctorate degree: 224

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

Columbus marital status for males
Columbus marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 49,751
  • One, attached: 2,343
  • Two: 2,587
  • 3 or 4: 5,178
  • 5 to 9: 5,665
  • 10 to 19: 3,053
  • 20 to 49: 1,734
  • 50 or more: 2,764
  • Mobile homes: 2,863

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,500

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.8%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Columbus:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbus
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.9%)
  • Electricity (24.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (55.2%)
  • Electricity (42.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,100
Here:

9.4%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 880
Here:

7.9%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 694
Here:

8.2%
Georgia:

22.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)