Columbus Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Columbus is 205,617. 27.33% is under 18, while 14.09% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 6.83% of the population was five years old or younger, 27.33% were 18 years or younger and 25.54% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 51.57% female and 48.43% male.

Columbus Housing

According to the US Census, Columbus has 91,621 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Columbus was 90.22%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $170,900

Columbus Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that Black Or African American Alone and White Alone constitute 86.33% of Columbus's population. Residents of the city who were Some Other Race Alone, made up 3.20% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 2.74% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 1.55%

Black Or African American Alone46.47%
White Alone39.85%
Some Other Race Alone3.20%
Asian Alone2.74%
White Black Or African American1.55%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.40%

How Educated is Columbus

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 17.5% of Columbus residents had a bachelor's degree, while 13.8% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 31.30% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Columbus CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher87.0%
Some College Or Associates Degree33.7%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher28.6%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency26.8%
Some College No Degree21.7%
Bachelors Degree17.5%

Average Income in Columbus

The median household income in Columbus is $52,734. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $52,734.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $63,810 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $84,195.

A closer examination of the income groups of Columbus households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $35,000 and $49,999 (13.4%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (4.5%). 10.1% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$84,195
Nonfamily households$34,847