StatisticColumbusMississippiNational
Population24,8332,976,149328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)9926491
Median age37.936.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%42%43%
Speak English94%96%79%
Speak Spanish3%2%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Columbus is 1450% higher than Mississippi
  • The median age in Columbus is 3% higher than Mississippi
  • In Columbus 35.77% of the population is White
  • In Columbus 62.11% of the population is Black
  • In Columbus 1.20% of the population is Asian

Compare Columbus, MS Demographics

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      Columbus population breakdown by race

      RaceColumbusMississippiNational
      White35.77%59.01%73.35%
      Black62.11%37.51%12.63%
      Asian1.20%0.96%5.22%
      American Indian0.25%0.44%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.04%0.02%0.18%
      Mixed race0.46%1.18%3.06%
      Other race0.19%0.88%4.75%
      In Columbus, 1.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Columbus age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Columbus, MS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).