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-Cost of living
-Water recreation
-Healthcare

Cons

-Employment
-Entertainment
-Summer heat


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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.


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Quick Facts About Columbus


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Columbus is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Columbus jobs have Decreased by 1.13 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 18.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Columbus's population is 200,579 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.64 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Columbus is $90,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -5.67 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Columbus public schools spend $11,021 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Columbus.

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  6/28/2015
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...

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  1/7/2014
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...

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  10/29/2012
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...

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