Livability Score

59
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Entertainment (2) F
Malco Columbus Cinema 8
Cinema
Food and Drink (10) F
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Zaxby's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Backyard Burgers
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (1) F
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Supermarket
Grocery Store
Parks (8) F
Lee Park
Park
Lee Park
Playground
Propst Park
Park
Saunders Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Luxapallila Creek Recreation Area
Park
Shops (29) D-
Rejuvenation
Beauty
Profiles
Beauty
Brickerton Spa
Beauty
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Hair Do's
Beauty
Salon 417
Beauty
Unknown Name
Beauty
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Lowes
Home Improvement
Leigh Mall
Mall
Apperance
Beauty
REEDS Jewelers - Leigh Mall
Fashion
Blades
Beauty
Finn's Bobby Pins
Beauty
Park Place
Beauty
Jamie's
Beauty
The Grapevine
Gift Shop
Christina's
Beauty
Scissors
Beauty
Trendsetters / All About U
Beauty
Serendipity
Beauty
Tuffline
Beauty
Hair Master
Beauty
Eden Spa
Beauty
Nu Look
Beauty
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Columbus.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Columbus is 82/100 - which is 1% lower than Mississippi.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B+
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crime C+

Columbus crime rates are 2,220 per 100k, which is 11% higher than Mississippi
Property Crime
1,947 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
273 crimes per 100k
B-
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employment F

The median income in Columbus is $34,551 - which is 15% lower than Mississippi.
Med. Household Income
$34,551
F
Unemployment Rate
5.4%
F
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health D

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (7)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
MUW Police Department
Police
MUW Counseling Center
Clinic
Eckford Hall Health Center
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
MUW Speech & Hearing Center
Clinic
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A

Columbus home prices are $115,100 - which is 9% higher than Mississippi
Home Price
$115,100
F
Home Appreciation Rate
11%
A-
Home Affordability
3.3x (home price to income ratio)
B
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schools F

The Columbus graduation rate is 77% - which is equal to Mississippi
School Test Scores
32%
F
High School Grad. Rates
77%
D
Elementary Schools (16) F
Cmsd Alternative School
Stokes Beard Elementary School
Cook Elementary School
Franklin Academy
Heritage Academy
Mckellar Vocational Center
Annunciation Catholic School
Fairview Elementary School
Sale Elementary School
Lowndes Co Voc Complex
High Schools (6) F
Ms School For Math And Science
Heritage Academy
Columbus High School
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ratings F

Columbus has an overall rating of 38% from 9 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (7)
From AreaVibes
F
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Columbus Area Facts

  • Columbus has a Livability Score of 59/100, which is considered below average
  • Columbus crime rates are 11% higher than the Mississippi average
  • Cost of living in Columbus is 1% lower than the Mississippi average
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Not what it use to be! 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 26, 2018) Columbus has really changed. Businesses are closing, but a lot of minimum wage paying restaurants are being added.... crime has increased, break ins are happening so often that when people come to eat or go to the movies and their car is broken into all that is said is 'Welcome t ...Read More o Columbus', drive by shootings and shootings into innocent people's homes. Whoever wrote the previous review obviously hasn't been there in a while. It was once beautiful, you could leave your doors unlocked it was so safe..now someone just might walk in and and shoot you just because! Read Less
Things to Do in Columbus, MS 3 rating By Anonymous ( May 10, 2018) Columbus is a great place to plan a vacation with family and friends, and the area is also a beautiful place to live. Here are some of the attractions that you can take advantage of to make the most of your time when you're in the Columbus area.

The Tennessee Williams Welcome C
...Read More enter is one of the best places to get more information on Columbus attractions. This is also a historic site that teaches you more about the things and people that make Columbus unique.

The Columbus Arts Council is another popular attraction and there are creative projects for the entire family to enjoy. Lee Park is an ideal location as well, since there's a playground and adequate walking trail.

Princess Theater is an ideal place for enjoying time with family and friends. You'll get authentic bar fare and listen to music from your favorite artists. To relax and relieve stress, you can pay a visit to the Brickerton Day Spa. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Columbus? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Lee Park
Lee Park
Propst Park
Saunders Field
Unknown Name
Luxapallila Creek Recreation Area

Entertainment

Malco Columbus Cinema 8

Food & Drink

Chick-fil-A
McDonald's
Zaxby's
Jimmy John's
Wendy's
Sonic
Arby's
Backyard Burgers

F Commute

Is public transit available in Columbus? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Columbus.
Drive to Work
86%

9% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C Health & Safety

Is Columbus a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid

Doctors

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