Columbus, Montana

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Population in 2013: 1,990 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.8%
 
Males: 983  (49.4%)
Females: 1,007  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Montana median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 59019.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,624 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Columbus:

$44,624
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,292 (it was $17,689 in 2000)

Columbus town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,362 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Columbus:

$160,362
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $122,341; Detached houses: $135,334; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,953; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $154,953; Mobile homes: $70,300

Median gross rent in 2012: $605.

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  • White alone - 1,785 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.2%), United States (12.8%), Irish (11.3%), Norwegian (8.8%), English (7.6%), Scottish (6.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3600 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,650 people per square mile   (low).

Columbus, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

19 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Montana:  1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,208 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,067 (0.8%)

Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (36.0 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (453.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (850.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Absarokee, MT (3.5 miles ), Reed Point, MT (3.9 miles) , Boyd, MT (3.9 miles) , North Stillwater, MT (3.9 miles ), Park City, MT (4.0 miles ), Joliet, MT (4.2 miles ), Roberts, MT (4.2 miles ), Silesia, MT (4.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $222,100
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $225,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.64 N, Longitude: 109.25 W

Area code: 406

Columbus household income distribution Columbus home values distribution

Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 012000020
per 100,000 0.052.6104.40.00.00.00.0104.70.0
Robberies 100100001
per 100,000 52.40.00.051.20.00.00.00.052.4
Assaults 046401507
per 100,000 0.0210.5313.3204.70.050.5240.60.0366.7
Burglaries 6711133564
per 100,000 314.3368.4574.451.2153.3151.4240.6314.1209.5
Thefts 657368373920242332
per 100,000 3404.93842.13550.91893.61992.81009.11155.01204.21676.3
Auto thefts 121120002
per 100,000 52.4105.352.251.2102.20.00.00.0104.8
Arson 001001000
per 100,000 0.00.052.20.00.050.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 175.5268.1327.8137.797.260.2109.5151.7176.5

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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 2012, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Montana average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +144 (+9.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Columbus, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is near Montana state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 247.8 miles away from Columbus center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 161.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from Columbus center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stillwater County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

Birthplace of: Donald J. Ruhl - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Laurel Winter - Writer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Columbus: Donald Jack Ruhl.

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbus:

  • STILLWATER BILLINGS CLINIC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 710 N 11TH ST)
  • BEARTOOTH MANOR (350 W PIKE AVE)
  • STILLWATER COMM HOSP EXT CARE (PO BOX 959)

Airports located in Columbus:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 37 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 87 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 128 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 178 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • The University of Montana (about 242 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Casper College (about 243 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Idaho State University (about 249 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

Public high school in Columbus:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

See full list of schools located in Columbus, map of school districts: COLUMBUS ELEMENTARY, COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL

Library in Columbus:

  • STILLWATER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $144,272; Location: 27 N 4TH ST; 22,700 books; 2,762 audio materials; 820 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Columbus: Harvest State Cooperatives Elevator (A), Stillwater County Fairgrounds (B), Itch-Kep-Pe Park Campground (C), Columbus (D), Stillwater Golf Course (E), Columbus Police Department (F), Stillwater County Courthouse (G), Stillwater County Sheriff's Department (H), Columbus Volunteer Fire Department (I), Museum of the Beartooths (J), Stillwater County Library (K), Columbus Rural Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus include: Saint James Lutheran Church (A), Columbus Evangelical Church (B), Community Congregational United Church of Christ (C), New Life Victory Center (D), Assembly of God Church (E), Stillwater Bible Church (F), Saint Marys Catholic Church (G), Columbus Baptist Church (H), Jehovah's Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbus include: Park Avenue Park (1), Itch-Kep-Pe Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (602 8th Avenue North), Git's Service (740 East Pike Avenue), Riverside Cabins (44 West Pike Avenue).

Courts: Stillwater County - Clerk Of District Court (400 North 3rd Street), Columbus City - Deputy Clerk Water- City Clerk- Court Clerk- Police Administra (408 East 1 Avenue North).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.825. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.825
U.S.:

1.929

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

COLUMBUS TOWN OF (Population served: 1,900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
EAGLE MOUNTAIN RURAL PWS (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-10-2012 to AUG-10-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-22-2012 to JUN-22-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-27-2010 to SEP-27-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-30-2007 to AUG-30-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-31-2007 to MAY-31-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between SEP-2006 and OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-05-2006 to OCT-05-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-17-2011 to FEB-17-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.9%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 65.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.4%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
66 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

Columbus, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Columbus compared to Montana state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • United Bank: 36 North 9th Street Branch at 36 North 9th Street, branch established on 1995/05/12. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $69.2 mil, Deposits: $57.3 mil, headquarters in Absarokee, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Absarokee Bancorporation, Inc.
  • The Yellowstone Bank: 544 Pike Avenue Branch at 544 Pike Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $437.3 mil, Deposits: $347.2 mil, headquarters in Laurel, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Yellowstone Holding Company

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 (76%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbus town (based on Stillwater County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.24%
Here: 29.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents28.9%15.7%13.4%13.1%8.8%
Congregations11.8%11.8%11.8%11.8%11.8%
NameLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents8.3%4.6%4.3%1.1%1.9%
Congregations5.9%5.9%5.9%5.9%17.6%
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: 3
Stillwater County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Stillwater County:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

10.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Stillwater County:

22.7%
Montana:

23.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,950
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$9,110
Police Protection - Officers 5$30,452$73,0851$862
Firefighters 1$3,780$45,3600$0
Streets and Highways 4$23,884$71,6520$0
Totals for Government 10$58,116$69,73911$11,922

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $267,000 ($134.17)
    Regular Highways: $200,000 ($100.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $190,000 ($95.48)
    Water Utilities: $182,000 ($91.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000 ($46.23)
    Financial Administration: $91,000 ($45.73)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($45.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($36.18)
    General - Other: $63,000 ($31.66)
    Health - Other: $60,000 ($30.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000 ($22.11)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($19.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $29,000 ($14.57)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($13.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $15,000 ($7.54)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($1.01)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $62,000 ($31.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $25,000 ($12.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $62,000 ($31.16)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($14.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000 ($12.06)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($4.02)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($3.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $709,000 ($356.28)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $258,000 ($129.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000 ($103.52)
    Natural Resources - Other: $51,000 ($25.63)
    All Other: $22,000 ($11.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $83,000 ($41.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $28,000 ($14.07)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($5.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($3.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $242,000 ($121.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $338,000 ($169.85)
    Highways: $52,000 ($26.13)
    All Other: $9,000 ($4.52)
  • Tax - Property: $771,000 ($387.44)
    Other License: $11,000 ($5.53)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,283,000 ($644.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,218,000 ($612.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,000 ($32.66)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,474,000 ($740.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,340,000 ($673.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $296,000 ($148.74)

7.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,834 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Montana average:

6.86%

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 Yellowstone County, MT  2.90% ($43,948 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.30% ($19,300)


7.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Montana average:

6.73%

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 Yellowstone County, MT  2.76% ($29,098 average AGI)
to Carbon County, MT  0.42% ($27,071)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.30% ($22,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KBSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBLG (910 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMZK (1240 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBOZ (1090 AM; 5 kW; BOZEMAN, MT; Owner: REIER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • K203AI (88.5 FM; COLUMBUS, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KZRV (107.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KEMC (91.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • K33EA (Channel 33; COLUMBUS, MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)

Columbus fatal accident list:

Dec 8, 1980 04:32 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, MT)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbus)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbus)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Columbus

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, MT
Most common first names in Columbus, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2378.4 years
John2176.1 years
Mary1881.9 years
Charles1680.4 years
Margaret1581.5 years
Robert1573.0 years
James1276.3 years
Arthur1180.9 years
Dorothy1183.5 years
Frank1075.2 years
Most common last names in Columbus, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kober1069.1 years
Anderson979.0 years
Brown982.3 years
Nelson972.0 years
Adams778.6 years
Smith777.7 years
Woltermann787.4 years
Peterson781.3 years
Saunders782.6 years
Jensen780.3 years
Businesses in Columbus, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
McDonald's1
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