Columbus demographics profile

StatisticColumbusGeorgiaNational
Population200,30310,099,320318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)92616791
Median age33.636.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%54%55%
Speak English91%86%79%
Speak Spanish5%8%13%
Columbus, GA has a population of 200,303 and is the 115th largest city in the United States. The population density is 926 per sq mi which is 454% higher than the Georgia average and 922% higher than the national average. The median age in Columbus is 34 which is approximately 7% lower than the Georgia average of 36. In Columbus, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 53% of Columbus residents were born in Georgia, 38% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Columbus is 454% higher than Georgia.
  • The median age in Columbus is 7% lower than Georgia.
  • In Columbus 45.32% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Columbus 45.06% of the population is African American.
  • In Columbus 2.39% of the population is Asian.

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Columbus population breakdown by race

RaceColumbusGeorgiaNational
Caucasian45.32%59.80%73.35%
African American45.06%31.17%12.63%
Asian2.39%3.70%5.22%
American Indian0.35%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.20%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race4.06%2.20%3.06%
Other race2.63%2.79%4.75%
In Columbus, 7.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Columbus, GA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).