Columbus, Georgia 

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Population

198,647

+5.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Best Places to Live in Columbus, Georgia

Small city/Military town - West-central Georgia on Georgia-Alabama border along Chattahoochee River
Pros
-Cost of living
-Water recreation
-Healthcare
Cons
-Employment
-Entertainment
-Summer heat

Local Listings in Columbus, GA
 $104,900 
6224 Misty Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1320 SqFt
 $104,900 
6224 Misty Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1320 SqFt
 $81,620 
968 Chesapeake Way
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1368 SqFt
 $110,000 
3321 Meadowbrook Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1401 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Georgia
County: Muscogee County
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Columbus
Zip Codes: 31907, 31909, 31904, 31906, 31903, 31820, 31808, 31901, 31801, 31829, 10 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 445 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbus is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus jobs have increased by 2.28%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 21.50% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbus's Cost of Living

VOTING
Muscogee county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Columbus's population is 198,647 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.87%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbus is $93,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.26%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Columbus

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Columbus

It's a good time to buy in Columbus. Home Appreciation is up 15.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Columbus Real Estate or Find top agents in Columbus

The median home price in Columbus is $93,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Columbus   4 Reviews
Columbus ga is a nice place to live - 3/24/2019
Columbus is a nice town. I have lived here my whole life. We are 1 1/2 hours from Atlanta and 3 1/2 hours from Florida. Which is great for short weekend getaways. . ... Read More

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Crime central - 8/29/2017
This is the worst city I have ever lived in. The crime here is unbelievable! We moved to a neighborhood that was supposed to be in a nicer and safe section of town, but ... Read More

Not unlike most midsize cities in the South - 1/7/2014
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


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ZIP CODES IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
31907, 31909, 31904, 31906, 31903, 31820, 31808, 31901, 31801, 31829, 10 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN COLUMBUS GA
$104,900
6224 Misty Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$81,620
968 Chesapeake Way
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$110,000
3321 Meadowbrook Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$110,008
2270 Birchwood Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 |

$75,845
6028 Caribou Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$99,900
5820 Springhill Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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