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Welcome to Columbus ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Columbus has a population of 23,602 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Columbus.
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
Columbus is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.
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 23,602 people. This is a decrease of 0.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.03% 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 total 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 (with 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.
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.
Adding Columbus to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Columbus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Columbus was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Columbus on our Genealogy Page.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 30 Nov 2021