Columbus, GA-AL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
322,103
4.87% 1-year growth
2019 Median Age
35.8
1.7% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
19.1%
0.709% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$49,013
1.44% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$145,900
0.883% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
127,345
5.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Columbus, GA-AL had a population of 322k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $49,013. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Columbus, GA-AL grew from 307,149 to 322,103, a 4.87% increase and its median household income declined from $49,731 to $49,013, a −1.44% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbus, GA-AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.1%), Other (Hispanic) (3.4%), White (Hispanic) (3%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.78%). 0% of the households in Columbus, GA-AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.1% of the residents in Columbus, GA-AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Columbus, GA-AL are Columbus State University (1,793 degrees awarded in 2019), Columbus Technical College (1,517 degrees), and Chattahoochee Valley Community College (508 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Columbus, GA-AL was $145,900, and the homeownership rate was 56.3%. Most people in Columbus, GA-AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbus, GA-AL was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Columbus, GA-AL is home to a population of 322k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 12.1% of Columbus, GA-AL residents were born outside of the country (39.1k people).

In 2019, there were 1.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Columbus, GA-AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbus, GA-AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    146k ± 2.68k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    132k ± 3.07k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 3.21k
7.49%
Hispanic Population
24.1k people

In 2019, there were 1.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Columbus, GA-AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.9k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.49% of the people in Columbus, GA-AL are hispanic (24.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Columbus, GA-AL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
39.1k people
4.45%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
13.7k people

As of 2019, 12.1% of Columbus, GA-AL residents (39.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbus, GA-AL was 4.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Columbus, GA-AL was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Columbus, GA-AL are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Columbus, GA-AL residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    274,606 ± 16,723 people
  2. India
    114,479 ± 10,452 people
  3. Guatemala
    62,151 ± 8,532 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia and Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 274,606 Georgia and Alabama residents, followed by India with 114,479 and Guatemala with 62,151.

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Citizenship

97.1%
2019 Citizenship
98.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.1% of Columbus, GA-AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Columbus, GA-AL was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,549 ± 2,126
  2. Vietnam
    7,989 ± 1,096
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,095 ± 1,291

Columbus, GA-AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia and Alabama, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Economy

Median household income in Columbus, GA-AL is $49,013. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Columbus, GA-AL was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,108, followed by Fayette County, GA and Columbia County, GA, with respective values of $92,172 and $88,761.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,267. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,477. The income inequality in Alabama is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Columbus, GA-AL employs 127k people. The largest industries in Columbus, GA-AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,918 people), Retail Trade (14,893 people), and Manufacturing (14,588 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,079), Wholesale Trade ($58,176), and Finance & Insurance ($54,109).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,013
2019 value
± $2,186
−1.44%
1 Year Growth
± 9.55%

Households in Columbus, GA-AL have a median annual income of $49,013, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,731 in 2018, which represents a −1.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Georgia and Alabama.
$68,269
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,222
$50,267
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $853
$61,464
Average Male Salary in Alabama
± $1,476
$43,477
Average Female Salary in Alabama
± $1,033

In 2019, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $65,727 ± $3,727
  2. White
    $59,722 ± $1,015
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,230 ± $4,455
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alabama
  1. Asian
    $56,928 ± $9,507
  2. White
    $51,197 ± $1,103
  3. American Indian
    $40,787 ± $8,987

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alabama.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Columbus, GA-AL is from Georgia and Alabama.
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.454
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.454 and income inequality had a 1.54% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia and Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbus, GA-AL was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $112,108, followed by Fayette County, GA and Columbia County, GA, with respective values of $92,172 and $88,761.

The following map shows all of the counties in Columbus, GA-AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbus, GA-AL (58.3k out of 305k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    34,781 ± 1,450
  2. White
    17,156 ± 982
  3. Hispanic
    5,364 ± 650

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbus, GA-AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

127k
2019 Value
± 6,692
5.81%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Columbus, GA-AL grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 120k employees to 127k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbus, GA-AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,998 people), and Production Occupations (10,372 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbus, GA-AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Columbus, GA-AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,998 people), and Production Occupations (10,372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Columbus, GA-AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.51 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Columbus, GA-AL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,085), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,548), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

127k
2019 Value
± 6,692
5.81%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Columbus, GA-AL grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 120k employees to 127k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbus, GA-AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,918 people), Retail Trade (14,893 people), and Manufacturing (14,588 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbus, GA-AL, though some of these residents may live in Columbus, GA-AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Columbus, GA-AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,918 people), Retail Trade (14,893 people), and Manufacturing (14,588 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Columbus, GA-AL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.81 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.33 times), and Utilities (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Columbus, GA-AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,079), Wholesale Trade ($58,176), and Finance & Insurance ($54,109).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia and Alabama to other states, or from other states to Georgia and Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $116B
  2. $82.2B
  3. $59.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia and Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $116B, followed by Mixed freight ($82.2B) and Electronics ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia and Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Georgia and Alabama.
$280B
2018 Value in Alabama
$481B
Projected 2045 Value in Alabama
71.8% growth
$573B
2018 Value in Georgia
$1.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
103% growth

In 2018, total outbound Alabama trade was $280B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $481B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Georgia trade was $573B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.16T by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia and Alabama to other states, or from other states to Georgia and Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $62B
  2. $39.6B
  3. $33.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia and Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $62B, followed by Tennessee with $39.6B and Texas and $33.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia and Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 54.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (41.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.72%). The most partisan county was Winston County, AL with 89.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Richard Shelby, and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia and Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia and Alabama is currently represented by 21 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Georgia and Alabama.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alabama
54.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia and Alabama
  1. 89.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia and Alabama was Winston County, AL with 89.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia and Alabama colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia and Alabama

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following Johnny Isakson's resignation.
Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Richard Shelby, and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing Georgia and Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia and Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia and Alabama

Georgia and Alabama is currently represented by 21 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia and Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Columbus, GA-AL awarded 4,083 degrees. The student population of Columbus, GA-AL is skewed towards women, with 4,859 male students and 8,737 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Columbus, GA-AL are White (1,941 and 48.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,639 and 40.6%), Hispanic or Latino (210 and 5.2%), and Two or More Races (89 and 2.2%).

The largest universities in Columbus, GA-AL by number of degrees awarded are Columbus State University (1,793 and 43.9%), Columbus Technical College (1,517 and 37.2%), and Chattahoochee Valley Community College (508 and 12.4%).

The most popular majors in Columbus, GA-AL are Registered Nursing (322 and 7.89%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (291 and 7.13%), and Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies (230 and 5.63%).

The median tuition cost in Columbus, GA-AL for a public four year colleges is $4,371 for in-state students and $15,425 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 207 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Columbus, GA-AL was General Health Services with 64 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Columbus, GA-AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,793 degrees awarded
  2. 1,517 degrees awarded
  3. 508 degrees awarded
$4,371
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Columbus, GA-AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbus State University with 1,793 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,631
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,452
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,631 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Columbus, GA-AL, which is 0.665 times less than the 2,452 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Columbus, GA-AL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,941 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,639 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    210 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Columbus, GA-AL was White students. These 1,941 degrees mean that there were 1.18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,639 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbus, GA-AL was $145,900 in 2019, which is 0.607 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $147,200 to $145,900, a 0.883% decrease. The homeownership rate in Columbus, GA-AL is 56.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Columbus, GA-AL have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbus, GA-AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$145,900
2019 Median
± $7,334
$147,200
2018 Median
± $7,238

In 2019, the median property value in Columbus, GA-AL declined from to $145,900 from the previous year's value of $147,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Columbus, GA-AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Columbus, GA-AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,013
Median Household Income
± $2,186
120k
Number of Households
± 6,177

In 2019, the median household income of the 120k households in Columbus, GA-AL declined from $49,013 from the previous year's value of $49,731.

The following chart displays the households in Columbus, GA-AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Columbus, GA-AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Columbus, GA-AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.3%
2019 Homeownership
55.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 56.3% of the housing units in Columbus, GA-AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Columbus, GA-AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbus, GA-AL have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Columbus, GA-AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.73%)
  3. Walked (4.33%)

In 2019, 82.8% of workers in Columbus, GA-AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.73%) and those who walked to work (4.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Columbus, GA-AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbus, GA-AL have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

90.1% of the population of Columbus, GA-AL has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 9.61% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 9.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1508 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 691 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Alabama see 1534 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.583% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2005 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 923 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bullock County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (29.5%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia and Alabama.
1,508 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia
1,534 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alabama

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,508 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,528 patients).

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,534 patients per year. This represents a 0.583% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia and Alabama in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia and Alabama.
$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$7,281
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alabama

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.86%
Uninsured
38.9%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
9.61%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
9.35%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbus, GA-AL declined by 13.4% from 11.4% to 9.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Columbus, GA-AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 29.5% prevalence
  2. 25.8% prevalence
  3. 25.6% prevalence

Bullock County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia and Alabama, at 29.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia and Alabama by county over multiple years.

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