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What Bert Has To Say About Columbus Metro Area

Columbus, the third largest city in Georgia, among other things supports the large nearby Fort Benning army base. The base occupies the better part of the county and dominates the economy and the local mindset. The area was once a textile producer but has modernized and diversified into financial services, and is in fact headquarters for AFLAC (insurance) and Synovus, a regional banking conglomerate. Even with the transition, the employment picture is fairly bleak.


Quick Facts About Columbus

    The unemployment rate in Columbus is 7.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus jobs have Increased by 0.35 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 17.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Columbus's population is 191,278 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.59 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Columbus is $84,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.20 percent.
    Columbus public schools spend $10,852 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Columbus.

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Not unlike most midsize cities in the South
Columbus is an interesting place in that it has some very unique qualities, but on the whole is your typical midsize Southern city in it's size range. This ended up... (read more)
Armpit of America
Columbus is by far the worst place I have ever lived in my life. Or visited for that matter. Not only are the schools a joke and completely unorganized, but the town... (read more)
A real life version of Jerry Springer
Columbus is by far the worst place I've ever had the displeasure of living. Columbus is loaded with far right wing bigoted extremists (yes I even mean most of the... (read more)
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