Columbus, MS 39701 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 39701: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbus, MS 39701

Acceptable Alternative
Columbus AFB, MS 39701

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fairlane, MS 39701
G T Airport, MS 39701
Golden Triangle Regional Air, MS 39701
McCrary, MS 39701
New Hope, MS 39701

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 640
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,859
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 108
  • County: Lowndes County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.538, Longitude -88.462
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 39701 has segments in 2 Counties (Lowndes, Noxubee).

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Columbus, MS 39701 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,865
Population in Households 12,987
Population in Familes 10,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 878
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 5,512
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 3,301
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,481 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,031 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,200 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $90,656
Average Home Value $132,426


Median Household Income $22,099
Average Household Income $38,349
Per Capita Income $15,913
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.2%
Households -0.08% -0.09%
Families -0.34% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus, MS 39701 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 39701 to the other 416 ZIP Codes in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 76 82nd
Population Density1 # 123 71st
Diversity Index2 # 221 47th
Median Household Income # 382 9th
Per Capita Income # 331 21st

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