Columbus, GA 

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+10.7% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

78 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

4.7 / 7.4

summer / winter

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Columbus, GA

Columbus, Georgia is a great place to live and work, with a strong economy, plenty of recreational activities, and year-round sunshine. Located on the Chattahoochee River, the city boasts a vibrant downtown area filled with restaurants and shops. There are numerous parks and trails for those who love the outdoors. The city also has an extensive arts scene, from theaters to music venues. With its diverse population, friendly locals, and exciting nightlife, Columbus is one of the best cities in which to reside or visit in Georgia. Small city/Military town - West-central Georgia on Georgia-Alabama border along Chattahoochee River.
State: Georgia
County: Muscogee County
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
City: Columbus
Zip Codes: 31907, 31909, 31904, 31906, 31903, 31820, 31808, 31901, 31801, 31829, 10 total
Cost of Living: -22.0% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 445 ft above sea level
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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.


The unemployment rate in Columbus is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbus jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 22.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Columbus's Cost of Living

October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Columbus, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Muscogee county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.4% to 37.4%. More Voting Stats

Columbus's population is 204,366 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Columbus is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

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 5.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Columbus is .

Reviews for Columbus   9 Reviews
Very nice but hasn’t realized full potential. - 5/29/2021
I have lived here for 6.5 years. In-town is cute with nice restaurants and sometimes music. It hasn’t realized it’s full potential though. Houses are still reasonably... Read More

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just a bunch of racist retarded ass ****s - 11/3/2020
no,nonono NEVER MOVE HERE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. as someone who is almost out of highschool and i can finally go to my homecountry after 10 years of begging to move, never... Read More

Another town ruined by a 2 term democratic mayor - 9/10/2020
This once beautiful and safe town is now crime ridden and trashy courtesy of Theresa Tomlinson’s 2 terms as mayor. Even if you live in the north end you are no longer... Read More

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31907, 31909, 31904, 31906, 31903, 31820, 31808, 31901, 31801, 31829, 10 total


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