Columbus, MS

Population: 24,833 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Columbus has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • Columbus crime rates are 11% higher than the Mississippi average
  • Cost of living in Columbus is 2% lower than the Mississippi average
  • Columbus real estate prices are 4% lower than the Mississippi average
  • Rental prices in Columbus are 2% lower than the Mississippi average

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      Top Rated Schools in Columbus

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      New Hope Elementary SchoolPK - 51,12854%
      New Hope Middle School6 - 861654%
      New Hope High School9 - 1275949%
      West Lowndes Elementary SchoolPK - 628340%
      Fairview Elementary SchoolPK - 528535%
      West Lowndes High School7 - 1222330%
      Stokes Beard Elementary SchoolPK - 544128%
      Franklin AcademyPK - 532822%
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      Columbus Reviews

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      Not what it use to be!
      Attractions3/10
      Community1/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining1/10
      Shopping2/10
      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 to 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!
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      Things to Do in Columbus, MS
      Attractions4/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife4/10
      Dining4/10
      Shopping6/10
      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 Center 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.
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      Source: The Columbus, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).