Columbus Air Force Base

Columbus, Mississippi

Included zipcodes 39705 39710

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Columbus AFB has been training Air Force pilots since World War II, and that mission continues today. The base closed after the war and remained inactive until 1951 when it was reopened as a contract flying school to train pilots during the Korean War. Four years later, the base was transferred from Air Training Command to Strategic Air Command. Columbus became home to a SAC strategic wing with a KC-135 Stratotanker tanker squadron and a B-52 Stratofortress bomber squadron in the late 1950s. This wing was later redesignated a bombardment wing in the 1960s. In 1969, the SAC bomber mission at Columbus was inactivated and the base transferred back to the then-Air Training Command as an Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) base. Columbus AFB then resumed the mission for which it originally activated Ð training pilots, and has continued to do so for the past 40 years.

Population
1,478
Military Population
489
Avg. Home Price
N/A
Avg. Monthly Rent
$1,073
*militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the mlitary *data based off of 2013 census data

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School Name Grade Address Type
Immanuel Center For Christian Education
6405 Military Rd STEENS, MS 39766
Grade
PK - 12
School Type
Private
Cmsd Alternative School
2630 Mcarthur Dr COLUMBUS, MS 39705
Grade
KG - 12
School Type
Public
Heritage Academy
625 Magnolia Ln COLUMBUS, MS 39705
Grade
PK - 12
School Type
Private
Cook Elementary School
2217 North Seventh St COLUMBUS, MS 39705
Grade
PK - 4
School Type
Public
Lee Middle School
1815 Military Rd COLUMBUS, MS 39701
Grade
7 - 8
School Type
Public
Hamilton High School
40201 Hamilton Rd HAMILTON, MS 39746
Grade
KG - 12
School Type
Public
Hunt Intermediate School
924 North 20th St COLUMBUS, MS 39701
Grade
5 - 6
School Type
Public
Caledonia High School
111 Confederate Dr CALEDONIA, MS 39740
Grade
9 - 12
School Type
Public
Caledonia Middle School
105 Confederate Dr CALEDONIA, MS 39740
Grade
6 - 8
School Type
Public
Caledonia Elementary School
99 Confederate Dr CALEDONIA, MS 39740
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Franklin Academy
501 North Third Ave COLUMBUS, MS 39701
Grade
KG - 4
School Type
Public
Stokes Beard Elementary School
311 Martin Luther King Dr COLUMBUS, MS 39701
Grade
PK - 4
School Type
Public

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Cities Near Columbus Air Force Base

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Columbus
8.4 miles
Distance
8.4 miles
Population
23,483
Avg. Home Price
$100,500
Avg. Rent
$642
Caledonia
7.9 miles
Distance
7.9 miles
Population
1,247
Avg. Home Price
$128,600
Avg. Rent
$683
New Hope
13.6 miles
Distance
13.6 miles
Population
3,524
Avg. Home Price
$142,800
Avg. Rent
$913
Aberdeen
15.3 miles
Distance
15.3 miles
Population
5,492
Avg. Home Price
$70,200
Avg. Rent
$494
West Point
12.3 miles
Distance
12.3 miles
Population
11,200
Avg. Home Price
$84,000
Avg. Rent
$608
New Hamilton
8.0 miles
Distance
8.0 miles
Population
472
Avg. Home Price
$67,600
Avg. Rent
$647
Hamilton
8.5 miles
Distance
8.5 miles
Population
540
Avg. Home Price
$108,700
Avg. Rent
$0
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