Columbus is a highly populated city located in the state of Georgia. The city has a population of 200,303 inhabitants. Columbus is mostly populated by White (45%) and Black or African American (45%) ethnic groups. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Columbus. With average one way commute time of only 20 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.
Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Columbus could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Georgia if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Columbus and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Columbus to Georgia and the national average.
With a livability score of 62 out of 100, Columbus is ranked #21,445 in the United States and #379 in Georgia. For each of the livability categories, we know that Columbus ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and weather (B). Unfortunately for Columbus, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).
Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Columbus on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, Columbus Riverwalk, and Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus.
Assuming that Columbus meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Columbus. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Columbus are simply unattainable. The median home price for Columbus homes is $138,600, which is 9.1% lower than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Columbus, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 10% higher than the Georgia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Columbus are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Columbus homes comes in at 12.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were -0.2%.
|Average one way commute||20min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||78.8%||79.6%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||10.0%||10.1%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||1.3%||2.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.3%||0.2%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.3%||1.6%||2.8%|
|Working from home||6.7%||5.1%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||1 (1)||7||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||1 (1)||6||711|