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Columbus is a city in Lowndes County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for explorer Christopher Columbus
The latitude of Columbus is 33.495N. The longitude is -88.427W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 217 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,959.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lowndes County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39702 ZIP code.
4% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbus was $16,848, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Columbus include Columbus Central Commercial Historic District, Factory Hill-Frog Bottom-Burns Bottom Historic District, South Columbus Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $316. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $731.
Libraries in Columbus include Columbus Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Columbus include WCBI.
Lowndes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbus political report.
The average commute time for Columbus workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Columbus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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