Columbus, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 3,096 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 1,382  (44.6%)
Females: 1,714  (55.4%)
Median resident age:

47.4 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66725.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,236 (it was $27,530 in 2000)
Columbus:

$38,236
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,959 (it was $14,937 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,853 (it was $45,100 in 2000)
Columbus:

$83,853
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,959; detached houses: $111,548; townhouses or other attached units: $57,089; mobile homes: $101,925

Median gross rent in 2017: $589.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbus: 74.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.2%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 5.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Columbus, KS (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Kansas as of January 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 139 to 1.


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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.5)
2
(62.2)
3
(93.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.9)
1
(31.2)
2
(63.4)
1
(32.1)
1
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(65.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(120.4)
7
(213.3)
4
(124.4)
3
(93.7)
8
(252.9)
3
(94.4)
1
(30.0)
15
(455.2)
0
(0.0)
7
(218.5)
12
(380.1)
10
(320.9)
5
(162.8)
10
(326.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(301.0)
29
(883.6)
25
(777.4)
12
(374.8)
8
(252.9)
10
(314.6)
16
(480.0)
22
(667.7)
25
(773.5)
23
(718.1)
15
(475.1)
11
(353.0)
13
(423.2)
10
(326.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
87
(2,619)
62
(1,889)
58
(1,803)
63
(1,968)
41
(1,296)
37
(1,164)
61
(1,830)
48
(1,457)
61
(1,887)
65
(2,029)
54
(1,710)
47
(1,508)
42
(1,367)
48
(1,566)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(150.5)
3
(91.4)
3
(93.3)
4
(124.9)
4
(126.5)
4
(125.8)
1
(30.0)
2
(60.7)
8
(247.5)
4
(124.9)
5
(158.4)
5
(160.5)
5
(162.8)
6
(195.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(60.2)
4
(121.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.6)
1
(31.5)
1
(30.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.9)
1
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.2)
1
(32.6)
1
(32.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)162.0211.8218.0208.6130.3132.1115.2200.9174.2210.1250.6187.7175.5166.3

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City-data.com crime index in Columbus, KS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: American (31.9%), Italian (11.4%), English (8.4%), German (8.3%), Irish (5.7%), Pennsylvania German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,284 people per square mile   (low).

Columbus, Kansas map

43 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,427 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $984 (1.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Columbus, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbus, KS in 2017
Columbus satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Columbus, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (13.9%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Printing & related support activities (20.2%)
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
  • Chemicals (3.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.9%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Columbus, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Printing workers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Printing workers (10.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (10.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Columbus, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Columbus, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.0. This is about average.

City:

69.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.0242. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0242
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00944. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00944
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Columbus 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 the city 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 Columbus 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 the city 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Doro Merande - Film.

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

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)
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)

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.

For population 15 years and over in Columbus:

Marital status in Columbus, KS
  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Kansas 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, KS (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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:
Here:

9.5%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

15.1%
Kansas:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$26,715$35,6202$1,032
Water Supply 5$10,397$24,9530$0
Firefighters 4$10,812$32,43617$5,886
Streets and Highways 3$8,105$32,4200$0
Other Government Administration 3$7,427$29,70813$1,317
Judicial and Legal 1$2,560$30,7201$1,338
Health 1$2,317$27,8040$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,347$28,1640$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,133$37,5960$0
Sewerage 1$3,661$43,9320$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$669
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$6,519
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 29$77,474$32,05837$16,761

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $673,000 ($217.38)
    Police Protection: $529,000 ($170.87)
    General - Other: $442,000 ($142.76)
    Regular Highways: $342,000 ($110.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $312,000 ($100.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $283,000 ($91.41)
    Central Staff Services: $226,000 ($73.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000 ($53.62)
    General Public Buildings: $107,000 ($34.56)
    Libraries: $107,000 ($34.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $52,000 ($16.80)
    Health - Other: $39,000 ($12.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($11.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $56,000 ($18.09)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($8.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $941,000 ($303.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $338,000 ($109.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $306,000 ($98.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $48,000 ($15.50)
    Other: $34,000 ($10.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($7.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $160,000 ($51.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $121,000 ($39.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($7.75)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($1.29)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $672,000 ($217.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $86,000 ($27.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($4.20)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($2.26)
  • Tax - Property: $1,194,000 ($385.66)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $490,000 ($158.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $257,000 ($83.01)
    Other License: $28,000 ($9.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($1.61)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $396,000 ($127.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $208,000 ($67.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $188,000 ($60.72)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,895,000 ($612.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($1.94)

6.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Kansas average:

7.12%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jasper County, MO  1.55% ($30,685 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  1.02% ($33,849)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.63% ($43,889)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Columbus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 47.2mTotal length
  • $2,878,000Total costs
  • 40,094Total average daily traffic
  • 4,238Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,125Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbus, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbus, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, KS)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: LEARJET INC 45 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 12, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: HONEYWELL TFE-731-SER (4000 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 197EC , Serial Number: 197, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 12/06/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Air Crossland LLC, Po Box 45, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2012
    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 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6607A , Serial Number: 28707, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/09/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Duane C Olson, 6342 Nw Lawton Rd, Columbus, KS 66725
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/30/2010
    Registrant (Individual): John N Meriwether, 1101 S Highschool Ave, Columbus, KS 66725
  • Aircraft: AMYX B/POWRACHUTE CORP POWRACHUTE PEGASUS (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-jet
    N-Number: 15XS , Serial Number: 001JET, Certificate Issue Date: 07/29/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Bill Amyx, 1103 S Park Dr, Columbus, KS 66725

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 122. The highest number of fires - 243 took place in 2006, and the least - 11 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Columbus, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (67.3%), and Structure Fires (23.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Columbus, KS
    • 1,39067.3%Outside Fires
    • 47523.0%Structure Fires
    • 1728.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 291.4%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbus, KS
  • 75.6%Utility gas
  • 21.0%Electricity
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbus, KS
  • 54.9%Utility gas
  • 43.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used


Columbus compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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  • David C. Wands (1)
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