Columbus, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 96 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 42  (44.3%)
Females: 54  (55.7%)
Median resident age:

31.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 62305

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,382 (it was $38,438 in 2000)
Columbus:

$66,382
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,794 (it was $16,429 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $101,056 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Columbus:

$101,056
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,997; detached houses: $126,690

Median gross rent in 2019: $933.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbus: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.9%
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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Columbus, Illinois as of May 22, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 114 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (48.4%), American (35.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/30/1885

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 381 people per square mile   (very low).

Columbus, Illinois map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Columbus village:

1.2% ($550)
Illinois:

1.8% ($2,285)

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

Distribution of median household income in Columbus, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Columbus, IL in 2019

Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+27.3%).
Most common industries in Columbus, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Rail transportation (5.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Rail transportation (11.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.9%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.3%)
  • Office supplies & stationery stores (7.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Columbus, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.8%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (11.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (14.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)

Average climate in Columbus, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3

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 significantly above Illinois state average. It is 263% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) 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 Columbus center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 227.9 miles away from Columbus center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Columbus 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 (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Columbus:

Marital status in Columbus, IL
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbus, IL (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Adams County:

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.
State:

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

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

25.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Adams County:

14.6%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($52.08)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($41.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($20.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($31.25)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($125.00)
    Highways: $3,000 ($31.25)
    Other: $1,000 ($10.42)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($31.25)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($10.42)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,000 ($906.25)

3.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marion County, MO  0.27% ($31,493 average AGI)
from Pike County, IL  0.23% ($39,452)
from Hancock County, IL  0.18% ($51,771)


4.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, MO  0.27% ($45,194 average AGI)
to Pike County, IL  0.18% ($37,510)
to Hancock County, IL  0.17% ($27,304)

Businesses in Columbus, IL

  • Jimmy John's: 1

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.6mTotal length
  • 900Total average daily traffic
  • 73Total average daily truck traffic
  • 752Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbus, IL
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 44.4%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbus, IL
  • 85.7%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity


Columbus compared to Illinois 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 below state average.
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