Columbus is a relatively large city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 197,485 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the third largest community in Georgia.
8.06% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Columbus. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Retail industries respectively employ 13.91% and 12.13% of the civilian workforce.
Also of interest is that Columbus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Many people in Columbus take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Columbus citizens for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, Columbus is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.00% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $23,747, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,988 for a family of four. However, Columbus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Columbus is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Columbus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Columbus residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.