Columbus, Georgia is a mid-size city with a population of just under 199,000. With an average age of just under 36, the city's population is younger than most cities in Georgia. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their home. At $912 per month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
Many Columbus residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 11% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of almost $58,000, Columbus workers earn about $9,000 less than the average Georgia resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Columbus has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (6%) compared to the Georgia average. Furthermore, 17% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 22 minutes, Columbus's commute time is quicker than the state average of about 28 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 38% of workers, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.