Columbus metropolitan area, Georgia facts for kids
The Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and colloquially known as the Chattahoochee Valley, is an area consisting of six counties in Georgia and one county in Alabama, anchored by the city of Columbus. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 296,506 (though a July 1, 2016 estimate placed the population at 308,755). The Columbus metropolitan area is a component of the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika (GA-AL) Combined Statistical Area, a trading and marketing region. It is split between the Eastern Time Zone, the time zone the Georgia Counties of the metropolitan area are in, and the Central Time Zone, the time zone in Russell County, Alabama is in, thus making it the only metropolitan area in the United States to be split between multiple time zones.
- Chattahoochee County, Georgia
- Harris County, Georgia
- Marion County, Georgia
- Muscogee County, Georgia
- Russell County, Alabama
Places with more than 180,000 inhabitants
- Columbus, Georgia (Principal city)
Places with 10,000 to 30,000 inhabitants
- Cusseta-Chattahoochee, Georgia (includes Fort Benning South, Georgia (census-designated place)
- Phenix City, Alabama (partial)
Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants
- Buena Vista, Georgia
- Ladonia, Alabama (census-designated place)
- Pine Mountain, Georgia (partial)
- West Point, Georgia (partial)
Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants
As of the census of 2000, there were 281,768 people, 103,982 households, and 72,632 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 54.56% White, 40.21% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $35,262, and the median income for a family was $40,065. Males had a median income of $29,196 versus $22,834 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,410.
Combined Statistical Area
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