Columbus, GA
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Living in Columbus


Columbus is a relatively large city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 195,769 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the third largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Columbus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Columbus is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in sales jobs (12.21%), office and administrative support (11.97%), and management occupations (8.41%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Columbus. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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.

One thing noticeable about Columbus, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Columbus is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Columbus a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The overall education level of Columbus is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.18% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2018 was $25,318, 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 $101,272 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.