Columbus, Georgia 

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Population

200,579

13% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.0%

Median Income

$41,362

Avg. Home Price

$84,300

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

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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

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Columbus is 7.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Columbus jobs have decreased by 1.13%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 18.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Columbus's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Columbus's population is 200,579 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.64%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Columbus is $84,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.26%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Columbus

It's a good time to buy in Columbus. Home Appreciation is up 9.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Columbus Real Estate.

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Reviews for Columbus   3 Reviews
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

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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

Armpit of America - 10/29/2012
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


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