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Columbus (balance), Georgia

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Columbus is a city that is located in and is a consolidated city-county with Muscogee County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the balance of the county (the portion outside Bibb City, but including Columbus and all unincorporated areas) had a total population of 185,781.

See Columbus, Georgia for an article about the city itself.

Geography

Columbus is located at 32°29'22" North, 84°56'25" West (32.489608, -84.940422)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the balance has a total area of 571.9 km² (220.8 mi²). 559.7 km² (216.1 mi²) of it is land and 12.3 km² (4.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.15% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 185,781 people, 69,599 households, and 47,536 families residing in the balance. The population density is 331.9/km² (859.7/mi²). There are 75,940 housing units at an average density of 135.7/km² (351.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the balance is 50.31% White, 43.85% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 4.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 69,599 households out of which 34.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% are married couples living together, 19.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% are non-families. 26.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the balance the population is spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the balance is $34,853, and the median income for a family is $41,288. Males have a median income of $30,245 versus $24,348 for females. The per capita income for the balance is $18,276. 15.6% of the population and 12.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.0% of those under the age of 18 and 12.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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