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.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Columbus, employing 9.10% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Retail industries employ 13.74% and 11.69% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.32% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The citizens of Columbus are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.14% of adults in Columbus having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $23,318, 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 $93,272 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.