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Columbus, Georgia (GA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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Poverty rates in Columbus, GA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
Columbus:

21.7%
Whole state:

16.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
Columbus:

10.2%
Whole state:

7.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Columbus:

15.2%
Georgia:

15.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Columbus:

27.7%
Georgia:

28.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Columbus:

22.9%
Georgia:

21.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Columbus:

31.2%
Georgia:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.6%
Residents above poverty level:

38.1%

Poverty by age in Columbus, GA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Columbus
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Columbus,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 30.5%Under 5 years
  • 28.6%5 years
  • 33.3%6 to 11 years
  • 22.1%12 to 14 years
  • 12.9%15 years
  • 21.6%16 and 17 years
  • 25.7%18 to 24 years
  • 14.0%25 to 34 years
  • 14.1%35 to 44 years
  • 18.8%45 to 54 years
  • 19.4%55 to 64 years
  • 5.0%65 to 74 years
  • 12.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Columbus
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Columbus,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 25.4%Under 5 years
  • 57.3%5 years
  • 36.1%6 to 11 years
  • 21.7%12 to 14 years
  • 19.0%15 years
  • 16.9%16 and 17 years
  • 27.1%18 to 24 years
  • 23.1%25 to 34 years
  • 21.1%35 to 44 years
  • 18.2%45 to 54 years
  • 26.9%55 to 64 years
  • 16.6%65 to 74 years
  • 18.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Columbus, GA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Columbus,GA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 14.4%Under 5 years
  • 13.9%5 years
  • 11.5%6 to 11 years
  • 9.6%12 to 14 years
  • 7.9%15 years
  • 9.0%16 and 17 years
  • 10.8%18 to 24 years
  • 5.9%25 to 34 years
  • 5.4%35 to 44 years
  • 5.0%45 to 54 years
  • 4.1%55 to 64 years
  • 3.3%65 to 74 years
  • 3.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Columbus, GA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Columbus, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Columbus, GA (%)
  • 11.2%White
  • 32.3%Black
  • 27.6%American Indian
  • 12.0%Asian
  • 13.1%Native Hawaiian
  • 19.9%Other race
  • 21.4%2+ races
  • 19.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Columbus, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Columbus, GA (absolute numbers)
  • 8,474White
  • 28,356Black
  • 414American Indian
  • 807Asian
  • 71Native Hawaiian
  • 971Other race
  • 1,4372+ races
  • 3,371Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 21.9%Below poverty level
  • 78.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 17.0%Below poverty level
  • 83.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Columbus, GA

Children below poverty level:
Columbus, Georgia:

28.9%
State:

22.6%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Columbus:

16.1%
Georgia:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Columbus:

47.2%
Georgia:

44.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 28.0%Married-couple family
  • 7.6%Male, no wife present
  • 64.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Columbus not in families by work experience
  • 2.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.2%Worked part-time
  • 65.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.0%Both worked full-time
  • 4.9%One full-time, other part-time
  • 18.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 15.2%Both worked part-time
  • 35.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 25.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.0%1999 to 2000
  • 5.7%1995 to 1998
  • 2.2%1990 to 1994
  • 8.6%1980 to 1989
  • 17.8%1970 to 1979
  • 23.8%1960 to 1969
  • 19.1%1950 to 1959
  • 12.5%1940 to 1949
  • 9.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.0%1999 to 2000
  • 7.3%1995 to 1998
  • 8.2%1990 to 1994
  • 13.2%1980 to 1989
  • 20.4%1970 to 1979
  • 21.1%1960 to 1969
  • 16.8%1950 to 1959
  • 5.9%1940 to 1949
  • 5.0%1939 or earlier
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