Greater Columbus, Georgia

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Greater Columbus, Georgia
Downtown Columbus skylineToomer's Corner in Downtown Auburn
Downtown Columbus skyline
Big Tiger Paw.jpg
Toomer's Corner in Downtown Auburn
Location of the Columbus, Georgia-Auburn, Alabama CSA and its counties:  Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area  Auburn, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area  Tuskegee, Alabama Micropolitan Statistical Area (defunct)
Location of the Columbus, Georgia-Auburn, Alabama CSA and its counties:
  Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area

  Auburn, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area

  Tuskegee, Alabama Micropolitan Statistical Area (defunct)
Country United States
States Georgia
Largest city Columbus, Georgia
Population (2009 est.)
 • CSA 450,467 (73rd)
Area code(s) 706, 762, 334

Greater Columbus, Georgia is a nickname for the ColumbusAuburnOpelika, GA-AL Combined Statistical Area,[1] an area that is made up of four counties in Georgia and three in Alabama. The statistical area includes two metropolitan areas and one micropolitan area. As of the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 469,327 (though a March 2014 estimate placed the population at 501,649).[2][3]

The area consists of the:

Until 2013, the area also officially consisted of the Tuskegee Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consisted of Macon County, Alabama. In 2013, the United States Office of Management and Budget removed Tuskegee Micropolitan Statistical Area from the list of metropolitan areas and from the Columbus CSA. At the same time, Valley Micropolitan Statistical Area was added to the Columbus CSA. [4]


In Georgia[edit]

In Alabama[edit]


The communities (both incorporated and unincorporated) in the combined statistical area are as follows:

In Alabama
In Georgia

Education institutes[edit]

Higher education[edit]

Samford Hall at Auburn University. Auburn is the largest university in the Greater Columbus area.

Below is the list of higher education (both public and private) in the area:

Primary and secondary education[edit]



Below is a list of the airports in the greater area, followed by their number of enplanements (commercial passenger boardings) that occurred at the airport in calendar year 2008.




Principal Highways[edit]

State Highways[edit]


Club League
Auburn Tigers NCAA Division I (Southeastern Conference)
Columbus Cottonmouths Southern Professional Hockey League
Columbus Riverballers American Basketball Association
Columbus Lions Southern Indoor Football League
Columbus State University Cougars NCAA Division II (Peach Belt Conference)


Below are some notable shopping centers in the area:

Notable people[edit]