Columbus, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 47,143 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.7%
 
Males: 23,123  (49.0%)
Females: 24,020  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

35.3 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 47201.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,106 (it was $41,723 in 2000)
Columbus:

$58,106
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,060 (it was $22,055 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,529 (it was $104,000 in 2000)
Columbus:

$155,529
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $188,064; detached houses: $194,188; townhouses or other attached units: $48,943; in 2-unit structures: $380,840; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $325,147; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $66,254; mobile homes: $113,079

Median gross rent in 2017: $880.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbus: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.9%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Black residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 14.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Columbus, IN (2017)
    • 36,94078.6%White alone
    • 5,01110.7%Asian alone
    • 2,8546.1%Hispanic
    • 1,3222.8%Black alone
    • 1,0072.1%Two or more races
    • 940.2%American Indian alone
    • 900.2%Other race alone
    • 400.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Columbus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 87 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Indiana as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 538 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Columbus by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.0)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.2)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(17.7)
12
(30.3)
10
(25.1)
5
(12.5)
4
(10.0)
17
(41.9)
7
(15.8)
12
(26.8)
17
(37.1)
12
(26.0)
20
(42.9)
15
(31.8)
N/A46
(96.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(45.6)
15
(37.8)
16
(40.2)
13
(32.6)
24
(59.9)
21
(51.8)
20
(45.2)
22
(49.1)
19
(41.4)
20
(43.3)
17
(36.4)
17
(36.0)
18
(38.0)
26
(54.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
56
(141.9)
47
(118.6)
26
(65.4)
27
(67.7)
25
(62.4)
40
(98.6)
56
(126.5)
48
(107.1)
45
(98.1)
13
(28.1)
3
(6.4)
2
(4.2)
4
(8.5)
4
(8.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
247
(625.8)
277
(698.8)
344
(865.1)
177
(443.7)
244
(608.7)
282
(695.4)
303
(684.2)
262
(584.6)
241
(525.4)
204
(441.6)
244
(523.2)
180
(381.2)
202
(426.9)
180
(378.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,115
(5,359)
2,153
(5,431)
2,116
(5,321)
1,695
(4,249)
1,768
(4,410)
1,834
(4,522)
2,087
(4,713)
1,768
(3,945)
1,754
(3,824)
1,630
(3,528)
1,729
(3,707)
1,657
(3,509)
1,537
(3,248)
1,411
(2,965)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
126
(319.3)
124
(312.8)
133
(334.5)
106
(265.7)
172
(429.1)
153
(377.3)
207
(467.4)
180
(401.6)
129
(281.2)
167
(361.5)
131
(280.9)
106
(224.5)
165
(348.7)
115
(241.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
19
(48.1)
9
(22.7)
9
(22.6)
2
(5.0)
11
(27.4)
9
(22.2)
3
(6.8)
5
(11.2)
3
(6.5)
5
(10.8)
7
(15.0)
6
(12.7)
4
(8.5)
5
(10.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)340.0360.6350.5260.6291.8328.5329.8292.9278.3240.4258.2222.1230.4259.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Columbus, IN

Crime rate in Columbus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 94 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Indiana average:

1.42
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Ancestries: American (27.4%), German (13.4%), English (7.4%), Irish (5.6%), European (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/28/1864

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 25.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,817 people per square mile   (low).

Columbus, Indiana map

6,648 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.8% Asia).

This city:

14.0%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,516 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,938 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IN (33.3 miles , pop. 69,291).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (41.9 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (204.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clifford, IN (2.3 miles ),
Taylorsville, IN (2.5 miles ),
Elizabethtown, IN (2.8 miles ),
Hope, IN (3.1 miles ),
Edinburgh, IN (3.2 miles ),
Jonesville, IN (3.3 miles ),
Hartsville, IN (3.5 miles ),
Cordry Sweetwater Lakes, IN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 39.21 N, Longitude: 85.91 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Athens of the Prairie

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20,122 (+42.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,882 (82.8%)

Area code: 812

Distribution of median household income in Columbus, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbus, IN in 2017
Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Columbus tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Indiana:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Columbus, IN
Historical housing units in Columbus, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +4,718 (+13.7%).
Most common industries in Columbus, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (12.3%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.7%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (18.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.5%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
  • Educational services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Columbus, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Engineers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Columbus, Indiana

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Columbus, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.7. This is about average.

City:

72.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 4.12. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.08
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 25.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.40
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Columbus city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 14.9 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% 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 118.7 miles away from Columbus center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 127.1 miles away from Columbus 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 109.5 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.9 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 116.1 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 125.1 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 Bartholomew County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

Main business address for: IRWIN FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), HOME FEDERAL BANCORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), CUMMINS INC (ENGINES & TURBINES).

Hospitals in Columbus:

  • CHRISTOLE INC (532 RIDGEVIEW)
  • CHRISTOLE INC (2701 FAIRLAWN AVE)
  • COLUMBUS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 2400 E 17TH ST)
  • DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES INC (3514 GREENBRIAR DRIVE)
  • DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES INC (3839 CAMELOT LN)
  • DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES INC (4251 RIVER ROAD)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA INC (2626 EAST 17TH STREET)
  • KOALA HOSPITAL AND COUNSELING CENTER (provides emergency services, 2223 POSHARD DR)
  • QUINCO CONSULTING CENTER (2075 LINCOLN PARK DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Columbus:

  • FOUR SEASONS RETIREMENT CENTER (1901 TAYLOR RD)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT COLUMBUS (5480 E 25TH ST)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-COLUMBUS (2100 MIDWAY ST)
  • SILVER OAKS HEALTH CAMPUS (2011 CHAPA DR)
  • WILLOW CROSSING HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3550 CENTRAL AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Columbus:

  • FMC- COLUMBUS BARTHOLOMEW (2325 18TH STREET, SUITE 120)

Home Health Centers in Columbus:

  • AMERICAN NURSING CARE INC (4550 MIDDLE RD STE C)
  • VENCOR HOME HEALTH COLUMBUS (1252 WASHINGTON STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Columbus:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 34 miles; Bloomington, IN; Full-time enrollment: 39,039)
  • University of Indianapolis (about 37 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,625)
  • Harrison College-Indianapolis (about 41 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,244)
  • American College of Education (about 41 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,718)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (about 42 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 22,751)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (about 43 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 71,493)
  • Marian University (about 45 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,476)

Public high schools in Columbus:

Private high schools in Columbus:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • ST PETER'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 419, Location: 719 5TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST BARTHOLOMEW SCHOOL (Students: 360, Location: 1306 27TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ABC-STEWART SCHOOL (Students: 172, Location: 6691 W STATE ROAD 46, Grades: PK-6)
  • WHITE CREEK LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 121, Location: 16270 S 300 W, Grades: KG-8)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER #300570 (Students: 86, Location: 3625 CENTRAL AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • NORTH STAR MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 63, Location: 2320 MIDWAY ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Columbus

Library in Columbus:

  • BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,939,625; Location: 536 FIFTH STREET; 342,876 books; 13,734 audio materials; 20,995 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 12 other licensed databases; 499 print serial subscriptions; 7 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Colleges/Universities in Columbus: INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY COLUMBUS (IUPUC) (Total enrollment: 1,371; Location 4601 CENTRAL AVE; Public; Website: http://www.iupuc.edu)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Columbus: Hansells Station (A), Eastbrook Plaza (B), East Columbus Independent Fire Department Station 222 (C), East Columbus Independent Fire Department Station 221 Headquarters (D), Columbus Fire Department Station 1 (E), Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Service (F), East Columbus Independent Fire Department (G), Columbus Fire Department Station 3 (H), Columbus Fire Department Station 6 (I), Columbus Fire Department Station 5 (J), Columbus Fire Department Station 4 (K), Columbus Fire Department Station 2 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Hill Shopping Center (1), 25th Street Shopping Center (2), Columbus Shopping Center (3), Holiday Center Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Columbus include: HOME FEDERAL BANCORP (A), CUMMINS INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus include: Asbury Church (A), Grace Church (B), Berea Church (C), East Columbus Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), Garland Brook Cemetery (2), Thompson Cemetery (3), Carter Cemeteries (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Long Lake (A), Wood Lake (B), Terrace Lake (C), Crystal Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbus include: Clifty Creek Park (1), Donner Park (2), Lincoln Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Atterbury Bakalar Museum (4742 Ray Boll Boulevard) (1), Kidscommons-Columbus Community Children's Museum (325 Commons Mall) (2), Bartholomew County Historical Society (Museums; 524 3rd Street) (3), Indianapolis Museum of Art Columbus Gallery (390 The Cmns) (4), Columbus Visitors Center (5th & Franklin) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Ramada Inn (2485 Jonathan Moore Pike) (1), Boppers Lounge (I65 46 West) (2), Charwood Suites (2000 Charwood Dr) (3), American Cafe (I65 46 West) (4), Knights Inn Columbus IN (101 Carrie Lane) (5), Holiday Inn Conference Center (2480 Jonathan Moore Pike) (6), Indiana Motel Developers-Columbus Hotel Developers (2480 West Jonathan Moore Pike) (7), Days Inn Columbus (3445 Jonathan Moore Pike) (8), Courtyard Columbus- IN (3888 Mimosa Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Bartholomew County Offices - Court Services Center- Juvenile Probation Depart (440 3rd Street) (1), Bartholomew County Offices - Court House- Superior Court Ii (234 Washington Street) (2), Bartholomew County Offices - Court House- Small Claims (234 Washington Street) (3), Bartholomew County Offices - Court House- Circuit Court (234 Washington Street) (4), Bartholomew County Offices - Court House- Child Support Div-Prosecutor (440 3rd Street) (5), Bartholomew County - Superior Court I (440 3rd Street) (6), Bartholomew County - Court House- Superior Court Ii- Voter Registra (440 3rd Street) (7), Bartholomew County - Court House- Superior Court Ii- Community Correct (440 3rd Street) (8), Bartholomew County - Court House- Superior Court Ii- Archives (234 Washington Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bob Paris - Bodybuilder, Dutch Fehring - Football and baseball player and coach, Scott McNealy - Computer businessman, Andrew Johnson (golfer) - Professional golfer, Brandon Hartwell - College basketball player (Lipscomb Bisons), Brian Lane Green - Actor, David McMillin - Singer-songwriter, Debbi Lawrence - Athletics competitor, Dutch Wetzel - Major League Baseball player, Gunner Kiel - Football player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus and their reported violations in the past:

COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL UTILITY (Population served: 39,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-25-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
GARDEN CITY MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2011), St Boil Water Order (AUG-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-26-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-30-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SIMMONS WINERY (Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-15-2010 to MAR-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
GREEN ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIVERS EDGE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAR-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (3 times from MAY-11-2010 to JAN-20-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-18-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-05-2011 to JAN-20-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2010)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2010:

  • 450 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 174 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 113 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2000:

  • 552 people in nursing homes
  • 149 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • Indiana Bank and Trust Company: Washington Branch, Columbus Branch, Taylor Road Branch, 3805- 25th Street Branch, Indiana Bank And Trust Company, 2751 Brentwood Dr. Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $983.6 mil, Deposits: $871.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Indiana Community Bancorp
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Creekview Branch, Eastbrook Branch, West Hill Shopping Center Branch, State At Mapleton Branch, Downtown Columbus Branch. Info updated 2009/09/21: Bank assets: $6,663.4 mil, Deposits: $5,754.9 mil, headquarters in Hamilton, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 101 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bancorp
  • Jackson County Bank: Washington Street Branch, Columbus Branch, West Columbus Banking Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $390.0 mil, Deposits: $304.2 mil, headquarters in Seymour, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorp Of Southern Indiana
  • Salin Bank and Trust Company: Rocky Ford Branch at 3501 Central Avenue, branch established on 1988/05/25; Columbus Main Office at 655 Third Street, branch established on 1975/02/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $851.0 mil, Deposits: $677.9 mil, headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Salin Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Twenty-Fifth Street Branch at 1830 25th Street, branch established on 1958/08/09; Columbus Office Branch at 333 Washington Street, branch established on 1865/03/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Columbus In Walmart Branch at 735 Whitfield Drive, branch established on 2008/10/06; Columbus Wal-Mart Branch at 2025 Merchant Mile, branch established on 2007/05/12. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Fifth Third Bank: Columbus North Branch at 2117 Twenty-Fifth Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • MainSource Bank: Columbus In Branch at 529 Washington Street, branch established on 2010/06/24. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $2,729.1 mil, Deposits: $2,167.0 mil, headquarters in Greensburg, IN, positive income, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Mainsource Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Columbus:

Marital status in Columbus, IN
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbus
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbus, IN (based on Bartholomew County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,32377
Mainline Protestant9,92929
Catholic4,6241
Other1,4628
Black Protestant1861
None39,270-
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: 18
Here:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Bartholomew County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Bartholomew County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
This county:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Bartholomew County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Bartholomew County:

29.1%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Columbus:

49.1%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.9%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Columbus:

21.7%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Columbus:

10.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Columbus:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Columbus:

32.8%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Columbus:

55.1%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbus, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 93$423,075$54,5900$0
Police Protection - Officers 80$384,830$57,7250$0
Parks and Recreation 56$192,353$41,21954$22,362
Solid Waste Management 44$148,122$40,3971$1,563
Sewerage 34$132,904$46,9070$0
Water Supply 28$99,860$42,7970$0
Transit 19$65,197$41,17712$17,579
Other Government Administration 12$57,308$57,30811$7,192
Financial Administration 10$49,303$59,1640$0
Streets and Highways 10$42,488$50,9860$0
Police - Other 9$23,113$30,81722$9,052
Health 6$21,098$42,1962$2,684
Other and Unallocable 5$16,359$39,2620$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$25,768$61,8431$476
Airports 5$21,448$51,4756$3,222
Judicial and Legal 4$16,855$50,5650$0
Fire - Other 3$10,429$41,7160$0
Totals for Government 423$1,730,510$49,092109$64,130

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,847,000 ($166.45)
    Sewerage: $2,111,000 ($44.78)
    Regular Highways: $1,833,000 ($38.88)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.11)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $9,035,000 ($191.65)
    Police Protection: $8,360,000 ($177.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,558,000 ($117.90)
    General - Other: $5,162,000 ($109.50)
    Sewerage: $4,568,000 ($96.90)
    Water Utilities: $3,834,000 ($81.33)
    Central Staff Services: $2,527,000 ($53.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,607,000 ($34.09)
    Transit Utilities: $1,599,000 ($33.92)
    Air Transportation: $980,000 ($20.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $969,000 ($20.55)
    Financial Administration: $676,000 ($14.34)
    Health - Other: $473,000 ($10.03)
    General Public Buildings: $464,000 ($9.84)
    Parking Facilities: $381,000 ($8.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $255,000 ($5.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,774,000 ($80.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $1,020,000 ($21.64)
    Water Utilities: $426,000 ($9.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $376,000 ($7.98)
    Transit Utilities: $103,000 ($2.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,142,000 ($490.89)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,292,000 ($239.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,170,000 ($46.03)
    Air Transportation: $837,000 ($17.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $183,000 ($3.88)
    Other: $151,000 ($3.20)
    Parking Facilities: $139,000 ($2.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,814,000 ($80.90)
    Transit Utilities: $988,000 ($20.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,590,000 ($267.06)
    Other: $101,000 ($2.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($0.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,819,000 ($38.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,100,000 ($23.33)
    General Revenue - Other: $774,000 ($16.42)
    Interest Earnings: $138,000 ($2.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($0.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,474,000 ($94.90)
    Transit Utilities: $45,000 ($0.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,131,000 ($87.63)
    General Local Government Support: $3,612,000 ($76.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $402,000 ($8.53)
    Transit Utilities: $298,000 ($6.32)
    Sewerage: $143,000 ($3.03)
    Other: $141,000 ($2.99)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($1.19)
  • Tax - Property: $34,547,000 ($732.81)
    Public Utilities Sales: $352,000 ($7.47)
    Other License: $144,000 ($3.05)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $108,000 ($2.29)

Columbus government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,499,000 ($2449.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,000,000 ($2312.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,499,000 ($137.86)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,372,000 ($983.65)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,480,000 ($222.30)

6.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Indiana average:

6.06%

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 Johnson County, IN  0.64% ($39,029 average AGI)
from Jackson County, IN  0.58% ($35,568)
from Jennings County, IN  0.54% ($42,062)


6.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Indiana average:

6.25%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($955 average AGI)
Bartholomew County:

0.06%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IN  0.81% ($44,440 average AGI)
to Marion County, IN  0.74% ($53,436)
to Jackson County, IN  0.52% ($43,388)
Businesses in Columbus, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's2Lowe's1
AutoZone1Marriott1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's3
Budget Car Rental1Menards1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Motel 61
Burger King3Nike5
CVS3OfficeMax1
Carson Pirie Scott1Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K7Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster1
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Sleep Inn1
FedEx8Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Starbucks3
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop2Subway6
H&R Block2Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile5
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1Target1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1U-Haul4
Jimmy John's1UPS8
Jones New York2Vans2
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kohl's1Walmart2
Kroger2Wendy's2
La Quinta1White Castle1

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WCSI (1010 AM; 0 kW; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTLC (1310 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WZZB (1390 AM; 1 kW; SEYMOUR, IN)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLW (950 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WSLM (1220 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, IN; Owner: DON H. MARTIN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WKKG (101.5 FM; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WINN (104.9 FM; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJLR (91.5 FM; SEYMOUR, IN; Owner: MIDWEST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTTS (92.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WQKC (93.7 FM; SEYMOUR, IN; Owner: S.C.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYGB (102.9 FM; EDINBURGH, IN; Owner: EDINBURGH RADIO)
  • WWWY (106.1 FM; NORTH VERNON, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRZQ-FM (107.3 FM; GREENSBURG, IN; Owner: WTRE, INC.)
  • WAUZ (89.1 FM; GREENSBURG, IN; Owner: GOOD SHEPHERD RADIO INC)
  • WENS (97.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W264AL (100.7 FM; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WNOU (93.1 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVNI (95.1 FM; NASHVILLE, IN; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WZPL (99.5 FM; GREENFIELD, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIJY (95.9 FM; FRANKLIN, IN; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WFMS (95.5 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: WFMS LICO, INC)
  • WYXB (105.7 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFIU (103.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WJCP (92.7 FM; AUSTIN, IN; Owner: PIERATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFCI (89.5 FM; FRANKLIN, IN; Owner: FRANKLIN COLLEGE OF INDIANA)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • WTTV (Channel 4; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIPX (Channel 63; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: PAXSON INDIANAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLJ (Channel 42; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Columbus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 137Number of bridges
  • 1,634ft / 498mTotal length
  • $3,702,000Total costs
  • 922,002Total average daily traffic
  • 67,568Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,019,798Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbus, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 421960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 211980-1989
  • 251990-1999
  • 172000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbus, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 278 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 325 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbus)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 82 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbus)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED95$121,835222$144,5611,090$141,97061$47,6371$176,26050$86,41512$63,632
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$109,15811$150,160101$151,3026$24,0650$05$97,1600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$103,09033$169,659173$124,35328$43,3370$012$63,0321$88,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$153,61524$123,110161$144,5408$97,1930$07$65,4933$83,723
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$122,1902$183,78021$134,3874$103,4850$02$72,2850$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Columbus, IN

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$155,80775$153,430
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$211,46712$113,740
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$93,6154$174,520
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$202,9905$134,618
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$132,8100$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbus, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Columbus, IN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 248. The highest number of fire incidents - 423 took place in 2010, and the least - 78 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Columbus, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.4%), and Structure Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Columbus, IN
    • 1,79142.4%Outside Fires
    • 1,58037.4%Structure Fires
    • 64715.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2034.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, IN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Indiana:

  • Holiday Inn, 2485 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 376-3051, Fax: (812) 376-0949
  • Clarion Hotel And Conference Center, 2480 Jonathaon Moore Pike, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 372-1541, Fax: (812) 378-9049
  • Hotel Indigo Columbus, 400 Brown St, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 375-9100, Fax: (812) 375-9200
  • Charwood Suites, 2000 Charwood Dr, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 378-4840
  • Residence Inn By Marriott-Columbus, In, 4525 W State Rd 46, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 342-2400, Fax: (812) 342-2406
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 101 Carrie Ln, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 379-4657, Fax: (812) 379-4659
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus, 2820 Merchants Mile, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 552-5333, Fax: (812) 799-7979
  • Sleep Inn & Suites Lakeside, 2335 Johathan Moore Pike, Columbus, Indiana 47201 , Phone: (812) 372-7200, Fax: (812) 372-8829
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Indiana
Most common first names in Columbus, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary40879.4 years
William35473.3 years
John33175.1 years
James31670.6 years
Robert31571.7 years
Charles27073.6 years
Ruth17880.4 years
Dorothy15778.6 years
Helen15678.9 years
George13377.3 years
Most common last names in Columbus, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17672.9 years
Brown10275.4 years
Miller10078.5 years
Johnson9572.6 years
Thompson8975.1 years
Davis8475.5 years
Burton7172.5 years
Moore7075.8 years
Taylor6875.2 years
Wilson6576.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbus, IN
  • 78.3%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbus, IN
  • 52.0%Electricity
  • 46.2%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Columbus compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Columbus on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
There are 124 pilots and 70 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Vivek A. Sujan (43)
  • Vivek Anand Sujan (35)
  • Aleksey Yezerets (35)
  • Martin T. Books (34)
  • Neal W. Currier (33)
  • Timothy R. Frazier (28)
  • Kwin Abram (28)
  • Timothy C. Ernst (27)
  • Williams F. Collins, Jr. (23)
  • Baohua Qi (22)

Total of 962 patent applications in 2008-2020.