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Welcome to Columbus ...
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Columbus has a population of 194,058 people<1> (see below for details).
Columbus was established in 1828.
The community of Columbus is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Columbus lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: While Columbus is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the south is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Area codes for Columbus: (706) and (762)<3>
The ZIP codes for Columbus: 31901-31904, 31906-31909, 31914, 31917, 31993-31994, 31997-31999<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbus had a population of 189,885 people (or 100% of the total population of Muscogee County). This makes Columbus the county's most populous community.
The population of Columbus represents 1.96% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 189,885 people, the population of Columbus increased 2.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 185,781 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Columbus had an population of 194,058 people. This is an increase of 2.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.46% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Columbus.
Communities near Columbus ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Columbus.
Communities Also Named Columbus ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Columbus - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Columbus.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Columbus:
Websites for Columbus ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbus ...
Looking for more information about Columbus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Columbus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Columbus.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Columbus: www.columbusga.com/
The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019