Columbus–Auburn–Opelika, GA–AL CSA

The ColumbusAuburnOpelika, GAAL Combined Statistical Area[1] is a trading and marketing area 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 the US Census Bureau's 2013 estimate indicated a population of 501,649).[2][3]

Columbus–Auburn–Opelika, GA–AL
Combined Statistical Area
Skyline of Columbus, Georgia
Skyline of Columbus, Georgia
Location of the Columbus, Georgia–Auburn, Alabama CSA and its counties:   Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area   Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area   Valley, Alabama Micropolitan Statistical Area
Location of the Columbus, Georgia–Auburn, Alabama CSA and its counties:
  Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area

  Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area

  Valley, Alabama Micropolitan Statistical Area
CountryUnited States
StatesGeorgia
Alabama
Largest cityColumbus, Georgia
Population
 (2016 est.)
 • CSA
501,961 (89th)
Area code(s)706, 762, 334

The Combined Statistical 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–Auburn–Opelika CSA. At the same time, Valley Micropolitan Statistical Area was added to the Columbus–Auburn–Opelika CSA.[4]

CountiesEdit

In GeorgiaEdit

In AlabamaEdit

CommunitiesEdit

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

In Alabama
In Georgia

Education institutesEdit

Higher educationEdit

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

PublicEdit

Private, for profitEdit

Primary and secondary educationEdit

TransportationEdit

AirportsEdit

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.

PublicEdit

PrivateEdit

InterstatesEdit

Principal HighwaysEdit

State HighwaysEdit

SportsEdit

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

ShoppingEdit

Below are some notable shopping centers in the area:

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  2. ^ "Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  3. ^ "Table 2. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-02)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  4. ^ OMB BULLETIN NO. 13-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas. Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2013.