Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$23,784$21,651$29,829
Median household income$34,551$40,528$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,746$50,403$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,868$24,844$35,192
Median earnings male$34,717$31,665$36,919
Median earnings female$21,207$22,259$26,250
Unemployment rate5.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level26.2%22.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Columbus is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Columbus is 38% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 15% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Columbus is 73% higher than the national average

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      $23,031 $34,551 $69,102
      $27,015 $40,528 $81,056
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Columbus median earnings by income bracket

      Columbus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.5%8.5%
      Manufacturing sector12.9%12.9%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%1.3%
      Wholesale & retail services21.9%21.9%
      Public administration6.1%6.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.9%14.9%
      Education, health & social services13.3%13.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Columbus AFB, MS1,689$66,52820.3%
      Caledonia, MS1,513$60,85510.0%
      New Hope, MS3,829$59,5007.6%
      Ethelsville, AL172$40,62526.6%
      West Point, MS10,517$30,39945.1%
      Columbus, MS23,853$34,55137.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Faribault, MN23,853$54,8320.9%
      Lathrop, CA23,863$90,17963.0%
      Calabasas, CA23,842$136,138146.1%
      Saginaw, TX23,835$89,53361.8%
      Forney, TX23,871$93,79269.5%
      Columbus, MS23,853$34,55137.5%
      Source: The Columbus, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).