Columbus, GA
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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.

Columbus is a military town: the armed forces employs 8.06% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 13.91% and 12.13% 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.

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.