Columbus-Muscogee County

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Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia

PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: (706) 653-4013
Fax: (706) 653-4016
www.columbusga.com

On central western border of GA, southwest of Macon; organized Dec 11, 1826 from Creek lands. Name Origin: For the Muskogee Indians, a Shawnee tribe of Muskhogean linguistic stock

Area (sq mi):: 221.00 (land 216.26; water 4.74) Population per square mile: 856.70
Population 2005: 185,271 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 3.90% Population 2000: 186,291 (White 48.70%; Black or African American 43.70%; Hispanic or Latino 4.50%; Asian 1.50%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 4.70%. Median age: 32.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,262; median household $34,798; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,070-$28,724
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Columbus County seat (182,850)

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