What you need to know about Columbus, MS

Columbus is located in Lowndes County, Mississippi. The population is 36% White, 61% Black, 1% Asian and 0% Native American or Native Hawaiian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 1% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The median income is $29,335 and the median home value is $97,200. For more on schools, real estate, business and health care in Columbus, see each of the tabs above. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Columbus has a Walk Score ® of 34.


Homes Owned 49.33%
49.33% Complete
Homes Rented 50.67%
50.67% Complete

Real Estate

In Columbus, Mississippi

Ready to move to Columbus? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Columbus.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In Columbus, Mississippi

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Columbus rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Columbus, Mississippi

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Columbus.
Columbus' Retirement Community
Columbus, MS Retirement City
The quality of life for active seniors in Columbus is certainly above par.


Most residents are
Over 65 Years old
Columbus, MS Retirement Community
Retirees Find Many Benefits to Living in Columbus, MS
Designated a certified retire­ment community by the state of Mississippi, the quality of life for active seniors is above par


In Columbus, Mississippi

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Columbus.


Bachelor’s Degree 21%
21% Complete
Graduated High School 80%
80% Complete