Columbus, MS Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 11,126 housing units in Columbus. This represents a 12.4% growth from 9,901 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 10,777 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 349 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Columbus is about 54.8%. Columbus's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.4%. Average household size is 2.42 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Columbus were built after 1969.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.40%
One Bedroom14.50%
Two Bedrooms26.50%
Three Bedrooms42.80%
Four Bedrooms11.40%
Five Bedrooms or more2.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.53
Median year structure was built1968
Median Value of occupied units$67,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$59,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.3
Median year structure was built1971
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$293

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage6.40%
Home Equity Loan5.50%
Simple Mortgage49.40%
Debt Free38.70%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs16.9%