Columbus, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 99 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.6%
 
Males: 44  (44.6%)
Females: 55  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  30.6 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 62305

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,001 (it was $38,438 in 2000)
Columbus:

$34,001
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,208 (it was $16,429 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,355 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Columbus:

$79,355
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $380,112; Detached houses: $387,311
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  • Races in Columbus, IL (2010)

    Columbus races chart
    • 9596.0%White alone
    • 33.0%Two or more races
    • 11.0%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Columbus: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.6%), United States (10.3%), Scotch-Irish (7.7%), Scottish (7.7%), Irish (5.1%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/30/1885

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 393 people per square mile   (very low).

Columbus, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus village:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 32.7%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 14.2%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Columbus, Illinois as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 99 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $915 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $486 (0.7%)

Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (80.7 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (105.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (222.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Coatsburg, IL (1.8 miles ), Camp Point, IL (2.4 miles ), Liberty, IL (2.8 miles ), Mendon, IL (3.2 miles ), Clayton, IL (3.2 miles ), Golden, IL (3.3 miles ), Loraine, IL (3.5 miles ), Payson, IL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.99 N, Longitude: 91.15 W

Area code: 217

Columbus household income distribution Columbus home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+27.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (77%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (38%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Columbus, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/24/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Columbus village center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1961, a category F3 tornado 20.2 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 192.1 miles away from Columbus center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Columbus center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Columbus:

  • TIMBER POINT HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CAMP POINT, IL)
  • GOLDEN GOOD SHEPHERD HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GOLDEN, IL)
  • NORTH ADAMS HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MENDON, IL)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • ST MARY HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • ST VINCENT'S HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • BLESSING HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; QUINCY, IL)

Amtrak station near Columbus:

  • 12 miles: QUINCY (30TH ST. & WISMANN LN.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Western Illinois University (about 42 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 58 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Truman State University (about 78 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 80 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 84 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 84 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 88 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)

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Cemetery: Columbus Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.40. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.40
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.25
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.5%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Columbus compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Illinois average:

12.4

Columbus travel time to work - commute Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Columbus village (based on Adams County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,49851
Catholic15,1638
Mainline Protestant8,97237
Other1,09410
Black Protestant4873
Orthodox501
None14,839-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Adams County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Adams County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Here:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

25.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($191.92)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($20.20)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($10.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($10.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($20.20)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($101.01)
    Highways: $3,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($10.10)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($10.10)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $44,000 ($444.44)

3.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,862 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.47%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($562 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, MO  0.27% ($23,548 average AGI)
from Lewis County, MO  0.18% ($25,447)
from Hancock County, IL  0.15% ($66,268)


3.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, MO  0.24% ($29,359 average AGI)
to Lewis County, MO  0.19% ($27,275)
to Cook County, IL  0.14% ($29,132)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WQCY (103.9 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGEM-FM (105.1 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • WQUB (90.3 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY UNIVERSITY CORPORATION)
  • WGCA-FM (88.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: GREAT COMMISSION BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPWQ (106.7 FM; MOUNT STERLING, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KICK-FM (97.9 FM; PALMYRA, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZZK (105.9 FM; NEW LONDON, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KJIR (91.7 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: BELIEVERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WIPA (89.3 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CJ (Channel 18; QUINCY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WQEC (Channel 27; QUINCY, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W69DF (Channel 69; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGEM-TV (Channel 10; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K40GO (Channel 40; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W67DR (Channel 67; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65CZ (Channel 65; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W45BM (Channel 45; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)

Columbus fatal accident list:

Jun 6, 1984 07:45 PM, Franklin, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Businesses in Columbus, IL

  • Jimmy John's: 1
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