Income/capita 20%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 23%
Income per capita$23,747$26,678$29,829
Median household income$42,661$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,141$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,756$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$30,271$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$21,774$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level20.9%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Columbus is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Columbus is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 23% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Columbus is 38% higher than the national average

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      Columbus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.7%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector14.1%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services6.8%12.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.5%14.1%
      Public administration9.9%6.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%2.0%
      Education, health & social services10.6%33.6%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Smiths Station, AL5,235$50,5979%
      Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, GA11,882$43,92921%
      Phenix City, AL36,990$39,69128%
      Ladonia, AL3,036$26,69952%
      Columbus, GA200,303$42,66123%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Yonkers, NY199,725$61,27211%
      Aurora, IL200,907$63,96716%
      Montgomery, AL201,717$43,44021%
      Huntington Beach, CA198,724$85,31254%
      Shreveport, LA198,571$38,05631%
      Columbus, GA200,303$42,66123%
      Source: The Columbus, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).