Columbus employment information

IndexColumbusMississippiNational
Income per capita$19,540$20,956$28,555
Median household income$29,335$39,464$53,482
Median income owner occupied$42,376$49,112$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,763$23,702$33,219
Median earnings male$24,291$31,341$36,116
Median earnings female$16,747$21,815$25,692
Unemployment rate10.0%6.3%5.8%
Poverty level33.1%22.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Columbus is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Columbus is 45% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 71% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Columbus is 112% higher than the national average.

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Columbus median earnings by income bracket

Columbus employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.1%0.3%
Manufacturing sector18.7%2.5%
Financial & insurance services1.9%5.8%
Wholesale & retail services12.6%15.8%
Public administration5.1%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.6%1.3%
Education, health & social services9.7%39.7%
Other28.7%27.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
New Hope, MS3,524$62,73817%
Columbus AFB, MS1,478$57,1097%
Caledonia, MS1,247$48,20310%
Ethelsville, AL81$40,93823%
West Point, MS11,200$26,78450%
Columbus, MS23,483$29,33545%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Taylors, SC23,490$48,8719%
Eagle Mountain, UT23,468$68,09127%
Faribault, MN23,460$50,4286%
Fairfax, VA23,507$100,58488%
Blue Island, IL23,453$39,02327%
Columbus, MS23,483$29,33545%
Source: The Columbus, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.