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Population in 2012: 99 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.6%
 

Males: 45  (46.3%)
Females: 54  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62305

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,601 (it was $38,438 in 2000)
Columbus:

$40,601
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,640

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,317 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Columbus:

$82,317
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $350,056; Detached houses: $350,056

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  • White alone - 95 (96.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (22.4%), Irish (9.2%), Scottish (9.2%), United States (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), Dutch (2.6%).

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).




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For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 18.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus village:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Columbus, Illinois as of November 23, 2014.
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 2012: $800 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $550 (0.7%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+27.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (78%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Customer service representatives (14%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 105% 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.

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: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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: 10,446)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 57 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Truman State University (about 78 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 80 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 84 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 84 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,264)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 88 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 2,939)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.6. This is about average. There were 71 monitors within city limits.
City:

28.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 23.7. This is about average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 47 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.84. This is significantly better than average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.84
U.S.:

2.88


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black 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 house value 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.56%
Here59.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents39.2%9.1%8.1%7.9%7.2%
Congregations11.6%16.8%10.5%7.4%5.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSalvation ArmyAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents6.0%3.4%3.3%2.9%12.9%
Congregations8.4%1.1%5.3%3.2%30.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Adams County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

25.7%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$46
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$306
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$306
Totals for Government 0$0 10$658

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)

4.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,162 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($330 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hancock County, IL  0.27% ($53,000 average AGI)
from Lewis County, MO  0.25% ($28,031)
from Pike County, IL  0.23% ($24,525)


4.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marion County, MO  0.25% ($29,197 average AGI)
to Lewis County, MO  0.21% ($30,574)
to Hancock County, IL  0.17% ($24,822)

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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