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Columbus, MS: What you need to know

Bedford is flanked by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, the James River to the northeast and Smith Mountain Lake to the south. The Peaks of Otter – twin mountain peaks that make up one of the natural features of the Blue Ridge Parkway – can be seen from just about anywhere in the city. CenterTown Bedford, the historic downtown district, is home to restaurants, art galleries, historic buildings, shops, festivals and a farmers market.


Columbus, MS City Profile

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Population 23,360
Median Age 38
Median Household Income $30,968
Median Home Price $101,700

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Columbus, MS Demographics

Median Population in Columbus, MS

Median Age 38.1%
Age 18 Over 78.6%
Age 21 Over 73.5%
Age 62 Over 20.5%
Age 65 Over 16.7%

Race in Columbus, MS

  Ethnicity White 36.5%
  Ethnicity Black 61%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 1.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 0.8%

Population By Gender in Columbus, MS

  Male 45.7%
  Female 54.3%

Language in Columbus, MS

  English Only 94.5%
  English Other 5.5%

Economics in Columbus, MS

  Median Household Income $30,968
  Median Home Price $101,700
  Homes Owned 49.9%
  Homes Rent 50.1%
  Median Property Rent $672

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Commute Types in Columbus, MS

  Walked 2%
  Worked at Home 1.4%
  Public Transportation 0.2%
  Other Means 1.2%
  Drove Alone 84.4%
  Carpooled 10.9%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 254
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