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Welcome to Columbus ...

The city of Columbus is located in Lowndes County<1> and is the County Seat for Lowndes County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Columbus has a population of 23,573 people<2> (see below for details).

Columbus is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Columbus lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Columbus: (662)

The ZIP code for Columbus: 39701<4>

Websites for Columbus ...

Official Website: www.columbusms.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Columbus had an population of 23,573 people. This is a decrease of 0.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbus had a population of 23,640 people (or 39.55% of the total population of Lowndes County). This makes Columbus the county's most populous community.

The population of Columbus represents 0.8% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,640 people, the population of Columbus decreased 8.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,944 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

Communities near Columbus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Columbus.

  • West Point [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Columbus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<6>
  • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Columbus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<6>
  • Crawford [Lowndes County]
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    • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Columbus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<6>
  • Artesia [Lowndes County]
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    • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Columbus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
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      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Columbus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • New Hope [Lowndes County]
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      • New Hope [Lowndes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Bent Oak [Lowndes County]
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      • Bent Oak [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
    • Stafford [Pickens County]
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      • Stafford [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kolola Springs
      • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Columbus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kolola Springs
    • Macedonia [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Columbus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Columbus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Columbus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Columbus. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Columbus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Columbus. Our list includes 37 papers. See our Newspapers Page 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 ...

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About Lowndes County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbus: www.columbusms.org/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lowndes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbus.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Columbus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Columbus) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4959, Longitude: -88.4234    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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