Muscogee County is a consolidated city-county government located in western Georgia. The County Seat and largest city is Columbus, and the government is know as The Columbus, Georgia Consolidated Government. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.columbusga.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 200,887 and the 2010 census population was 190,545. The land area is 216.39 square miles and there are 877.5 persons per square mile.
48.2% of the population is White, 46% is Black or African American, 7.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.7% is two or more races. 85.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $133,300, there are 72,243 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,856, the median household income is $41,339, and 19.6% of the persons in Muscogee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 15,413. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,889,210, and sales per capita were $15,482. The percentage of black-owned firms is 37.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 35.8%.
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