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Living In Columbus, MS

Columbus is a small city in Mississippi with approximately 25,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 39, is slightly older compared to other cities in Mississippi, which has an average age of 37. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (49%) their home. At $746/month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.

Among Columbus residents over the age of 25, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Columbus: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Columbus workers take home an average annual income of about $49,000, a little less than the average Mississippi resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Columbus residents is faster than the state average of about 23 minutes. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used. Not many workers commute on foot.

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