Columbus, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 3,223 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 1,528  (47.4%)
Females: 1,695  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66725.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,452 (it was $27,530 in 2000)
Columbus:

$37,452
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,942 (it was $14,937 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,603 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Columbus:

$67,603
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $64,084; Detached houses: $64,070; Townhouses or other attached units: $67,252; Mobile homes: $24,264; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $336,262

Median gross rent in 2012: $553.

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  • White alone - 3,024 (91.3%)
  • Two or more races - 104 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 88 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 71 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 16 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (14.9%), German (14.1%), United States (13.9%), Irish (10.5%), Italian (2.7%), Polish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,337 people per square mile   (low).

Columbus,KS real estate house value index trend

Columbus, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

46 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Kansas as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 295 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,059 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $902 (1.7%)

Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (84.6 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (94.2 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (321.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Scammon, KS (2.7 miles ), Roseland, KS (2.8 miles) , West Mineral, KS (3.0 miles ), Riverton, KS (3.2 miles ), Weir, KS (3.2 miles ), Lowell, KS (3.4 miles ), Baxter Springs, KS (3.4 miles ), Treece, KS (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 37.17 N, Longitude: 94.84 W

Area code: 620

Columbus household income distribution Columbus home values distribution

Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 11101230100
per 100,000 29.230.230.30.030.562.293.70.031.50.00.0
Robberies 00100100100
per 100,000 0.00.030.30.00.031.10.00.031.50.00.0
Assaults 3124474383115
per 100,000 87.5362.5121.2120.4213.3124.493.7252.994.430.0455.2
Burglaries 61716102925128101622
per 100,000 174.9513.6484.8301.0883.6777.4374.8252.9314.6480.0667.7
Thefts 7681908762586341376148
per 100,000 2215.72447.12727.32618.91889.11803.51967.51296.21163.91830.21456.8
Auto thefts 331253344412
per 100,000 87.590.6363.6150.591.493.3124.9126.5125.830.060.7
Arson 04324001110
per 100,000 0.0120.890.960.2121.90.00.031.631.530.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 154.8247.5239.1168.6220.4226.9217.1135.6137.5119.9209.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Columbus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Kansas average:

2.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Information (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Printing workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Columbus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Columbus, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/27/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Columbus city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/10/2008, a category F4 tornado 20.3 miles away from the city center killed 21 people and injured 350 people and caused $61 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from Columbus center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.3 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 292.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

Birthplace of: Doro Merande - Film.

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbus:

  • MAUDE NORTON MEMORIAL CITY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 220 N PENNSYLVANIA AVE)
  • MERCY MAUDE NORTON HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 220 N PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE)
  • MEDICALODGES COLUMBUS (101 LEE AVE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 17 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 21 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 22 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Crowder College (about 37 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Allen County Community College (about 62 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 68 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • John Brown University (about 70 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)

Public high school in Columbus:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

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Library in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $102,283; Location: 205 N. KANSAS; 19,289 books; 350 audio materials; 510 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Columbus, Kansas is a 100% fiber optic community, with fiber connectivity to every home and business in the city. Broadband voice,video and data are available over the fiber.

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Notable locations in Columbus: Farmers Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Columbus Police Department (B), Cherokee County Courthouse (C), Cherokee County Ambulance Association Columbus Station (D), Cherokee County Health Department (E), Columbus Museum (F), Columbus Public Library (G), Columbus City Hall (H), Columbus Public Works Department (I), Columbus Fire Department (J), Columbus Chamber of Commerce (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus include: Bethel Baptist Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (F), Columbus Church of Christ (G), Columbus Church of the Nazarene (H), First Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cherokee County Kansas Genealogicalhstrcl SCTY Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 South Ten).

Hotels: The Inn On Walnut Street (111 West Walnut Street), Budget Inn (401 N East Ave), Maple Common (Ip) (120 E Maple St), Meriwether Bed & Breakfast (1117 South Highschool Avenue).

Courts: Cherokee County - District Judge- Court Room (Courthouse), Cherokee County - Clerk Of District Court- District Clerk (Courthouse), District Magistrate Court (Court House), Cherokee County - Court Reporter (Courthouse Rm RM), County District Court Services (110 West Maple Street).

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.0317. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0317
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.56
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 0.546. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.546
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.55
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00528. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00528
U.S.:

0.01468

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

COLUMBUS, CITY OF (Population served: 3,250, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHEROKEE CO RWD 3 (Population served: 1,800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus that have no violations reported:

  • CHEROKEE CO RWD 6 (Population served: 293, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.8%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 47.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 88.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2000:

  • 96 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Columbus, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Columbus compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • The Exchange State Bank of St. Paul, Kansas: Columbus Branch at 209 Northeast Avenue, branch established on 1999/02/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.0 mil, Deposits: $58.3 mil, headquarters in St. Paul, KS, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Kansas Bancshares, Inc.
  • Commerce Bank: West Maple Branch at 137 W Maple St, branch established on 1897/05/20. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Labette Bank: Columbus Branch at 101 East Maple Street, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $328.7 mil, Deposits: $288.3 mil, headquarters in Altamont, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Labette County Bankshares, Inc.
  • American Bank of Baxter Springs: Columbus Branch at 810 East Maple, branch established on 1999/04/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $111.3 mil, Deposits: $101.7 mil, headquarters in Baxter Springs, KS, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbus city (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.21%
Here: 59.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents27.8%27.7%9.5%9.1%6.3%
Congregations7.7%15.4%3.8%7.7%13.5%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaFriends (Quakers)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents6.2%4.0%2.3%2.0%5.1%
Congregations11.5%1.9%9.6%7.7%21.2%
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: 6
Cherokee County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Cherokee County:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.4%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
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$500
Other Government Administration 2$4,977$29,86211$985
Judicial and Legal 1$2,265$27,1801$1,000
Police Protection - Officers 9$24,400$32,5332$558
Firefighters 4$11,256$33,76815$3,298
Streets and Highways 4$8,420$25,2600$0
Health 1$2,123$25,4760$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$3,766
Sewerage 1$3,620$43,4400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,181$26,1720$0
Water Supply 4$9,080$27,2400$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,701$32,4120$0
Totals for Government 28$71,023$30,43833$10,107

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $256,000 ($79.43)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $542,000 ($168.17)
    Police Protection: $367,000 ($113.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $335,000 ($103.94)
    General - Other: $327,000 ($101.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $294,000 ($91.22)
    Regular Highways: $257,000 ($79.74)
    Sewerage: $233,000 ($72.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000 ($62.05)
    Central Staff Services: $175,000 ($54.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000 ($32.27)
    Libraries: $67,000 ($20.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000 ($16.13)
    Health - Other: $37,000 ($11.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($10.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($15.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $46,000 ($14.27)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($9.31)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($4.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $319,000 ($98.98)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $260,000 ($80.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000 ($62.98)
    Sewerage: $188,000 ($58.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($7.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($2.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $246,000 ($76.33)
    All Other: $29,000 ($9.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $108,000 ($33.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($16.13)
    Interest Earnings: $48,000 ($14.89)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.93)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.93)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $615,000 ($190.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $99,000 ($30.72)
    All Other: $41,000 ($12.72)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($3.41)
  • Tax - Property: $682,000 ($211.60)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $457,000 ($141.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $171,000 ($53.06)
    Other License: $18,000 ($5.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.62)

Columbus government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000 ($279.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $863,000 ($267.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $312,000 ($96.80)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000 ($85.32)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,502,000 ($466.03)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,000 ($8.38)

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, MO  1.35% ($25,960 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  0.86% ($24,254)
from Ottawa County, OK  0.46% ($23,794)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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 Jasper County, MO  1.71% ($26,362 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.90% ($22,791)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.63% ($21,660)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KWAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KVIS (910 AM; 1 kW; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KJML (105.3 FM; COLUMBUS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOQ (107.1 FM; BAXTER SPRINGS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KCAR-FM (104.3 FM; GALENA, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGND (107.5 FM; KETCHUM, OK; Owner: NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BROADCAST NETWORK)
  • KOBC (90.7 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KXDG (97.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K255AH (98.9 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KGLC (100.9 FM; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBTN-FM (99.7 FM; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K52FC (Channel 52; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55HU (Channel 55; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K64FW (Channel 64; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • K04OV (Channel 4; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Columbus, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 159
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 265
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

Columbus fatal accident list:

Aug 4, 2007 03:37 AM, Us-69, Maple St, Lat: 37.16917, Lon: -94.83181, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Mar 27, 1998 02:41 AM, Maple, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 17, 1998 02:21 PM, Kansas Avenue, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 1995 07:40 AM, Maple, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 1, 1990 00:10 AM, U69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 3, 1984 04:55 PM, 69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $68,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 22
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 1,200

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbus)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 600 E Bethlehem Rd (Lat: 37.185889 Lon: -94.834667), Call Sign: WPQF899
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.637 MHz, 467.012 MHz, 468.412 MHz, 468.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2005, Expiration Date: 06/29/2015, Certifier: Aaron Hobart
    Registrant: Western Communications, 300 N Main, Butler, MO 64730, Phone: (660) 679-4184, Fax: (660) 679-4184, Email:
  • Bnsf Depot N Railroad Blvd (Lat: 37.171944 Lon: -94.841944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KAN315
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.965 MHz, 160.695 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 161.385 MHz, 161.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/12/2021
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Railroad Milepost 146.22 (Lat: 37.191167 Lon: -94.832444), Call Sign: WNQH581
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/1999, Expiration Date: 09/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2002
    Registrant: Bnsf, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4613, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 37.161667 Lon: -94.843611, Call Sign: WPTB740
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2001, Expiration Date: 08/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2011, Certifier: Terry L Clugston
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514
  • Columbus, Bnsf Depot; N. Railroad Blvd. (Lat: 37.172222 Lon: -94.841667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQFK464
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2006, Expiration Date: 08/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2012, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Lat: 37.689167 Lon: -95.958333, Call Sign: WQGY430
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/23/2007, Expiration Date: 05/23/2017, Certifier: Darell W Boyes
    Registrant: Professional Licensing Consultants Inc, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996, Email:
  • Columbus HBD, 158 Sw Messer Rd. - Bnsf Ls1040 Mp149.56 (Lat: 37.149056 Lon: -94.837639), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.7 m, Overall height: 3.2 m, Call Sign: WQNU409
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/2011, Expiration Date: 05/26/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • COLUMBUS, 2.75 Mi S Of Hwy 69 (Lat: 37.148056 Lon: -94.845833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WMT209
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • STATION, 201 E Pine (Lat: 37.170056 Lon: -94.841889), Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WNEJ797
    Assigned Frequencies: 2144.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/29/2010, Expiration Date: 06/28/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2013
    Registrant: Empire District Electric Company, 720 S. Schifferdecker Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, Phone: (417) 625-4223, Fax: (417) 625-5175, Email:
  • LONE ELM, 3.0 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 37.211167 Lon: -94.814389), Overall height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WOI94
    Assigned Frequencies: 3710.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz... (+14 more)
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2002
    Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc, 2270 Lakeside Blvd 2865/642, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 656-5287, Fax: (972) 656-1622, Email:
  • CRESTLINE, 6891 Ne Centerstar Rd (Lat: 37.207778 Lon: -94.705722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WPXK592
    Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/23/2023, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • CRESTLINE, 6891 Ne Centerstar Rd (Lat: 37.207778 Lon: -94.705722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQCT882
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 05/24/2015, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Lat: 37.174778 Lon: -94.991333, Overall height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WLI318
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/1987, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2005
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, Ste. 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 457-7040, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbus)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbus)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 243
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Columbus

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, KS
Most common first names in Columbus, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7276.7 years
Mary6580.1 years
John6475.6 years
Robert4772.6 years
James4372.9 years
Charles4271.1 years
Ruth3280.2 years
George3172.2 years
Margaret2983.9 years
Anna2887.4 years
Most common last names in Columbus, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2980.2 years
Hale2278.5 years
Martin1980.8 years
Davis1774.5 years
Taylor1773.9 years
Rogers1678.9 years
Johnson1680.1 years
Allen1577.1 years
Graham1478.9 years
Robinson1375.4 years
Businesses in Columbus, KS
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1

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  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
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