Columbus, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 3,186 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.2%
 
Males: 1,509  (47.4%)
Females: 1,677  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66725.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,312 (it was $27,530 in 2000)
Columbus:

$33,312
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,926 (it was $14,937 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,294 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Columbus:

$59,294
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $92,708; Detached houses: $98,467; Townhouses or other attached units: $34,770; Mobile homes: $43,452

Median gross rent in 2013: $565.

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  • Races in Columbus, KS (2010)

    Columbus races chart
    • 3,02491.3%White alone
    • 1043.1%Two or more races
    • 882.7%American Indian alone
    • 712.1%Hispanic
    • 160.5%Black alone
    • 90.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Columbus: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.7%), United States (14.0%), Irish (13.2%), English (12.3%), Italian (2.8%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,321 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: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

40 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Kansas as of September 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 217 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,193 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $899 (1.8%)

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 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1110123010011
per 100,000 29.230.230.30.030.562.293.70.031.50.00.030.931.2
Robberies 0010010010000
per 100,000 0.00.030.30.00.031.10.00.031.50.00.00.00.0
Assaults 312447438311507
per 100,000 87.5362.5121.2120.4213.3124.493.7252.994.430.0455.20.0218.5
Burglaries 617161029251281016222523
per 100,000 174.9513.6484.8301.0883.6777.4374.8252.9314.6480.0667.7773.5718.1
Thefts 76819087625863413761486165
per 100,000 2,215.72,447.12,727.32,618.91,889.11,803.51,967.51,296.21,163.91,830.21,456.81,887.42,029.3
Auto thefts 33125334441284
per 100,000 87.590.6363.6150.591.493.3124.9126.5125.830.060.7247.5124.9
Arson 0432400111011
per 100,000 0.0120.890.960.2121.90.00.031.631.530.00.030.931.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 154.8247.5239.1168.6220.4226.9217.1135.6137.5119.9209.1181.3218.7

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
Kansas average:

2.60
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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:

  • COLUMBUS HIGH (Students: 394, Location: 124 S HIGH SCHOOL AVENUE, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • HIGHLAND ELEM (Location: 319 N HIGH SCHOOL ST, Grades: 2-3)
  • PARK ELEM (Location: 724 E GARFIELD STREET, Grades: PK-1)
  • CENTRAL ELEM (Location: 810 S HIGH SCHOOL AVENUE, Grades: 4-8)
See full list of schools located in Columbus

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 2013 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

0.2932

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.:

6.40

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.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

20.0

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.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00937. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00937
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.3%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 58.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.3% 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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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,73934
Catholic3,7004
Mainline Protestant2,46318
Other1353
Black Protestant251
None9,541-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Columbus:

46.8%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Columbus:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Columbus:

20.9%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

56.0%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.6%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbus, KS Residents
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 ($80.35)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $542,000 ($170.12)
    Police Protection: $367,000 ($115.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $335,000 ($105.15)
    General - Other: $327,000 ($102.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $294,000 ($92.28)
    Regular Highways: $257,000 ($80.67)
    Sewerage: $233,000 ($73.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000 ($62.77)
    Central Staff Services: $175,000 ($54.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000 ($32.64)
    Libraries: $67,000 ($21.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000 ($16.32)
    Health - Other: $37,000 ($11.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($10.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($15.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $46,000 ($14.44)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($9.42)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($4.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $319,000 ($100.13)

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

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $260,000 ($81.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000 ($63.72)
    Sewerage: $188,000 ($59.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($7.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($2.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $246,000 ($77.21)
    All Other: $29,000 ($9.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $108,000 ($33.90)
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($16.32)
    Interest Earnings: $48,000 ($15.07)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.94)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.94)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $615,000 ($193.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $99,000 ($31.07)
    All Other: $41,000 ($12.87)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($3.45)
  • Tax - Property: $682,000 ($214.06)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $457,000 ($143.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $171,000 ($53.67)
    Other License: $18,000 ($5.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.63)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000 ($282.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $863,000 ($270.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $312,000 ($97.93)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $275,000 ($86.32)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,502,000 ($471.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,000 ($8.47)

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)
Columbus fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Columbus fatal accident list:

Aug 4, 2007 03:37 AM, Us-69, Maple St, Lat: 37.16917, Lon: -94.83181, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 27, 1998 02:41 AM, Maple, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 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 persons involved: 1
May 3, 1984 04:55 PM, 69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $460,000Total costs
  • 14,620Total average daily traffic
  • 1,333Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,696Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (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 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2015, Expiration Date: 06/29/2025, Certifier: Aaron HobartRegistrant: Western Communications, 300 N Main, Butler, MO 64730, Phone: (660) 679-4184, Fax: (660) 679-4184, Email:
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 37.174944 Lon: -94.837833, Call Sign: KAN315
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, 160.920 MHz, 161.340 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/12/2021Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Railroad Milepost 146.22 (Lat: 37.191167 Lon: -94.832444), Call Sign: WNQH581
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.375 MHzGrant Date: 08/04/1999, Expiration Date: 09/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2002Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/23/2001, Expiration Date: 08/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2011, Certifier: Terry L ClugstonRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/04/2006, Expiration Date: 08/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2012, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2007, Expiration Date: 05/23/2017, Certifier: Darell W BoyesRegistrant: Professional Licensing Consultants Inc, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996, Email:
  • Lat: 37.166111 Lon: -94.833333, Call Sign: WQXM205
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 452.137 MHz, 457.487 MHz, 457.687 MHz, 457.812 MHzGrant Date: 04/12/2016, Expiration Date: 04/12/2026, Certifier: Tom HollandRegistrant: Dfw Communications, Inc., 501 Duncan Perry Road, Arlington, TX 76011, Phone: (972) 730-4339, Fax: (817) 284-8369, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AMYX B/POWRACHUTE CORP POWRACHUTE PEGASUS (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-jet
    N-Number: 15XS , Serial Number: 001JET
    Registrant (Individual): Bill Amyx, 1103 S Park Dr, Columbus, KS 66725
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-16 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5760H , Serial Number: 16-372, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jarold A Pickering, 6495 Se Clem Rd, Columbus, KS 66725, Other Owners: Lois A Pickering, Philip E Peterson, Janet E Peterson
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8868S , Serial Number: 15062168, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1965
    Registrant (Individual): John N Meriwether, 1101 S Highschool Ave, Columbus, KS 66725

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)

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (4%)
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

Columbus compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
There are 4 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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