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Population in 2012: 22,509 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 

Males: 11,130  (49.5%)
Females: 11,379  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
Nebraska median age:  43.7 years

Zip codes: 68601.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $48,169 (it was $38,874 in 2000)
Columbus:

$48,169
Nebraska:

$50,296
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $24,050

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $111,754 (it was $79,400 in 2000)
Columbus:

$111,754
Nebraska:

$127,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,197; Detached houses: $123,692; Townhouses or other attached units: $97,242; In 2-unit structures: $111,903; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,496; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $51,385; Mobile homes: $14,833; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,706

Median gross rent in 2011: $585.

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  • White alone - 18,157 (83.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3,193 (14.6%)
  • Two or more races - 331 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 183 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.04%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.3%), Irish (9.5%), Polish (8.0%), Czech (6.3%), English (5.8%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/11/1865

Elevation: 1449 feet

Land area: 8.97 square miles.

Population density: 2509 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1,753 residents are foreign born (6.9% Latin America).

This city:  8.0%
Nebraska:  5.5%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Nebraska as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 487 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,794 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,801 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (55.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (500.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Richland, NE (2.7 miles) , Duncan, NE (2.8 miles ), Bellwood, NE (3.0 miles ), Platte Center, NE (3.1 miles ), Monroe, NE (3.6 miles ), Tarnov, NE (3.8 miles) , Schuyler, NE (3.9 miles ), Rising City, NE (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 46 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 1998: 61 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2008: 74 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2010: 75 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $239,100
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $240,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.43 N, Longitude: 97.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,240 (+10.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,038 (70.4%)

Area code: 402

Columbus household income distribution Columbus home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 20010000010
per 100,000 9.40.00.04.80.00.00.00.00.04.50.0
Rapes 25284143637
per 100,000 9.423.69.538.119.04.818.713.927.013.431.1
Robberies 24305322532
per 100,000 9.418.914.30.023.814.39.39.222.513.48.9
Assaults 7349251710161211
per 100,000 33.014.219.042.99.523.879.346.271.953.848.8
Burglaries 987672629712611461607868
per 100,000 461.4358.6342.9295.6461.5599.4531.8281.7269.7349.7301.7
Thefts 722449446405463544414341380394389
per 100,000 3399.42118.82123.91930.92202.82587.81931.21574.91708.21766.21726.1
Auto thefts 4724161517402223202118
per 100,000 221.3113.376.271.580.9190.3102.6106.289.994.179.9
Arson 12110021021
per 100,000 4.79.44.84.80.00.09.34.60.09.04.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.1) 228.1150.5134.5156.6155.5178.5160.8117.6141.0141.1137.7

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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: 51 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Nebraska average:

1.95

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Columbus, Nebraska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,359 (+6.9%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 192% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Columbus city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Columbus center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.8 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 Platte County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Cory Schlesinger - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Jun 23, 1972), Max Mathews - Pioneer in computer music, Joe Blahak - Player of football, Brad William Henke - Actor, Don Preister - Politician, Dwight Siebler - Baseball player, Greg L. Adams - Politician, Jack Van Berg - Horse trainer, Kelly Saalfeld - Player of football, Laverne Torczon - Football player.


Hospital/medical center in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 4600 38TH ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbus:

  • ALEGENT HEALTH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; SCHUYLER, NE)

Political contributions by individuals in Columbus, NE

Airports located in Columbus:


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Local government website: WWW.CI.COLUMBUS.NE.US

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Northeast Community College (about 43 miles; Norfolk, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 55 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 59 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Wayne State College (about 59 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Central Community College (about 65 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 72 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 74 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

Public high schools in Columbus:

Private high schools in Columbus:

  • SCOTUS CENTRAL JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 1554 18TH AVE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • SCOTUS CENTRAL CATHOLIC JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 1554 18TH AVE; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • ST BONAVENTURE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 1604 15TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 2865 26TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ISIDORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: 3821 20TH ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 1719 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 3418 15TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 32312 122ND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 39346 205TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Columbus

Library in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $839,856; Location: 2504 14TH STREET; 76,137 books; 1,086 audio materials; 1,353 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 162 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Central Community College-Columbus is located in Columbus and does not appear in the college/universities section of this site.
  • Central Community College, Columbus Campus is in Columbus www.cccneb.edu

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Notable locations in Columbus: Centrum Plaza (A), Pioneer Plaza (B), Westgate Center (C), Columbus (D), Platte County Agricultural Park (E), Agricultural Park Campground (F), Platte County Fairgrounds (G), Husker Co-op Elevator (H), Van Berg Municipal Golf Course (I), Midwest Medical Transport Company Platte County (J), Platte County Courthouse (K), Platte County Historical Museum (L), Platte County Sheriffs Office (M), Columbus Police Station (N), Columbus Public Library (O), Columbus Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus include: Iglesia Emanuel Church (A), New Hope Christian Life and Worship Center (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Federated Church (D), Bible Baptist Church (E), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Saint Isidore Catholic Church (G), Word of Life Assembly of God Church (H), Trinity Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Columbus Cemetery (1), Catholic Cemetery (2), Roselawn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Wagners Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Columbus include: Buffalo Square (1), Fountain Square (2), Hanover Square (3), Pawnee Park (4), Frankfort Square (5), Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial (6), Wilderness Park Soccer Complex (7), Lost Creek Soccer Complex (8), Glur Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Platte County Historical Society Museum (2916 16th Street), Top Score Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2410 9th Street).

Hotels: New World Inn (265 33rd Avenue), Legends Sports Grille (265 33rd Avenue), Royal Motel (1720 23rd Street), Super 8 Columbus NE (3324 20th Street), Four Seasons Hairstyling Center (1268 27th Avenue), Days Inn (371 33rd Avenue), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (524 East 23rd Street), SLEEP INN & Suites (303 23rd St), Eco-Lux Inn (3803 23rd Street).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 23.7. This is about average. There were 56 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. There were 47 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.84. This is significantly better than average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.84
U.S.:

2.88

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

COLUMBUS, CITY OF (Population served: 21000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-1998)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-1998 and DEC-05-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-24-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-1998), St Case appealed (JAN-18-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-1999)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-1996), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-20-1996), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-1996)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-1996), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-20-1996)
COLLEGE VIEW PARK (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-27-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2002), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-24-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2001), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2001)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2000 and MAR-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-17-1997)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JAN-19-2000 and MAY-24-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SILVER TRAILER PARK (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-15-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2000)
T & K PITSTOP BAR & GRILL (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2003), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2005)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-25-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Notification, Public - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
BAY MEADOWS TRAILER COURT (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAY-02-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-02-2000)
CIRCLE H MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-08-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-08-1999), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
TWISTER BAR & GRILL (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-27-2005 and SEP-21-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-22-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SUPER SAVER COLUMBUS (Population served: 25, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between FEB-01-2000 and MAR-02-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2000), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.8%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.8% for Black residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.6% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.5%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Columbus, NE

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2010:

  • 198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2000:

  • 188 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

Columbus compared to Nebraska state average:

Columbus, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • Cornerstone Bank: Columbus Wal-Mart Branch, Columbus Branch, Columbus Branch. Info updated 2011/10/13: Bank assets: $1,118.2 mil, Deposits: $1,010.6 mil, headquarters in York, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: First York Ban Corp.
  • Pinnacle Bank: Columbus Branch, Mobile Bank Columbus, Columbus-Village Center Branch. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Columbus Bank and Trust Company: Highway 30 East Branch at 118 23rd Street, Suite 100, branch established on 2004/02/04; Columbus Bank And Trust Company at 2501 13th Street, branch established on 1934/12/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $100.3 mil, Deposits: $83.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bradley Bancorp
  • First Nebraska Bank: Columbus Branch at 3225 - 23rd Street, branch established on 1982/06/01; Administration Branch at 3225-23rd Street, branch established on 2009/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/10: Bank assets: $178.1 mil, Deposits: $148.7 mil, headquarters in Valley, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Bank Shares, Inc.
  • Great Western Bank: Columbus Hiway at 1920 23rd Street, branch established on 1993/03/08; 1464 26th Ave Branch at 1464 26th Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • BankFirst: Bankfirst Columbus Branch at 2530 23rd Street, branch established on 1886/01/01; Bankfirst Columbus Main Office at 1371 26th Avenue, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2006/10/05: Bank assets: $276.2 mil, Deposits: $224.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank & Trust Company of Columbus: First National Bank & Trust Company at 2623 Thirteenth Street, branch established on 1906/01/01; First National Auto Branch at 1820 23rd Street, branch established on 1974/04/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $414.5 mil, Deposits: $353.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Columbus Branch at 2714 23rd Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Columbus Branch at 2221 23rd Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Nebraska:

  • Americas Best Value Inn , 3803 23RD St, Columbus, NE 68601 , Phone: (402) 564-9955, Fax: (402) 564-9436
  • Super 8 Motel Columbus , 3324 20TH St, Columbus, NE 68601 , Phone: (402) 563-3456, Fax: (402) 563-3679
  • New World Inn, 265 33RD Ave, Columbus, NE 68601 , Phone: (402) 564-1492, Fax: (402) 563-3989
  • Sleep Inn & Suites , 303 23 St, Columbus, NE 68601 , Phone: (402) 562-5200, Fax: (402) 562-4329
  • Days Inn-columbus, 371 33RD Ave, Columbus, NE 68601 , Phone: (402) 564-2527, Fax: (402) 562-6356
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 524 E 23RD St, Columbus, NE 68601 , Phone: (402) 564-2566
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Nebraska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Columbus travel time to work - commute


Columbus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Columbus (based on Platte County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.77%
Here80.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents53.8%16.0%11.8%5.4%4.1%
Congregations19.0%14.3%14.3%7.1%4.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%0.9%0.8%3.6%
Congregations2.4%2.4%4.8%2.4%28.6%
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: 7
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Platte County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Platte County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Platte County:

16.6%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$23,256$39,8670$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,296$69,1849$3,737
Police Protection - Officers 34$148,909$52,5560$0
Police - Other 13$39,115$36,1061$443
Firefighters 15$59,027$47,2220$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$230
Streets and Highways 23$75,258$39,2650$0
Welfare 5$10,691$25,6584$3,505
Health 3$6,861$27,4443$1,997
Solid Waste Management 4$10,654$31,9624$3,257
Sewerage 19$65,612$41,4390$0
Parks and Recreation 14$47,479$40,69618$6,560
Water Supply 4$13,758$41,2740$0
Local Libraries 11$28,173$30,7345$4,621
Other and Unallocable 4$14,812$44,4364$914
Totals for Government 159$560,901$42,33250$25,264

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,240,000 ($99.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000 ($8.89)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($0.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($0.49)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $2,361,000 ($104.89)
    Police Protection: $2,245,000 ($99.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,771,000 ($78.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,496,000 ($66.46)
    Sewerage: $1,335,000 ($59.31)
    Water Utilities: $944,000 ($41.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $905,000 ($40.21)
    Public Welfare - Other: $841,000 ($37.36)
    Central Staff Services: $524,000 ($23.28)
    Financial Administration: $403,000 ($17.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $264,000 ($11.73)
    Air Transportation: $244,000 ($10.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $149,000 ($6.62)
    General Public Buildings: $81,000 ($3.60)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($0.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $519,000 ($23.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,752,000 ($211.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,383,000 ($105.87)
    Water Utilities: $1,319,000 ($58.60)
    Sewerage: $852,000 ($37.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $276,000 ($12.26)
    Police Protection: $274,000 ($12.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000 ($8.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000 ($6.75)
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000 ($0.49)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($0.49)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.40)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,032,000 ($312.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $422,000 ($18.75)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,357,000 ($104.71)
    All Other: $1,396,000 ($62.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $942,000 ($41.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $519,000 ($23.06)
    Air Transportation: $62,000 ($2.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $133,000 ($5.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,564,000 ($336.04)
    Interest Earnings: $494,000 ($21.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,922,000 ($85.39)
    Electric Utilities: $1,857,000 ($82.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,172,000 ($96.49)
    Highways: $1,440,000 ($63.97)
    General Local Government Support: $251,000 ($11.15)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $7,273,000 ($323.12)
    NEC: $3,782,000 ($168.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,557,000 ($158.03)
    Property: $3,366,000 ($149.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,524,000 ($1045.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,092,000 ($626.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,432,000 ($419.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,702,000 ($1097.43)

5.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lancaster County, NE  0.54% ($25,738 average AGI)
from Colfax County, NE  0.46% ($31,655)
from Madison County, NE  0.43% ($20,255)


6.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lancaster County, NE  1.15% ($25,345 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.79% ($30,726)
to Madison County, NE  0.37% ($33,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KJSK (900 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KTTT (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, NE)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KTLX (91.9 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: TLC EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KLIR (101.1 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • K212AV (90.3 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KNEN (94.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KEXL (106.7 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: WJAG, INC.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K54EU (Channel 54; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K48FF (Channel 48; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K57HV (Channel 57; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS, A CA LIMITED P/SHIP)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • K53GH (Channel 53; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: MARY E. HARDERS)
  • K40FH (Channel 46; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • K28EN (Channel 28; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K28FS (Channel 28; FREMONT & OMAHA, NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)
  • K47FK (Channel 39; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K49FP (Channel 49; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K52EX (Channel 52; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: GLENDA R. HARDERS)
  • K55HX (Channel 55; COLUMBUS/FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K50EG (Channel 50; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID F. HARDERS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Columbus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $3,329,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,430
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,459

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Columbus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, NE)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (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: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbus)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbus)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 98
  • Hazardous Condition: 27
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Columbus


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, NE

Most common first names in Columbus, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17677.5 years
Mary15083.4 years
Helen11482.1 years
Anna9286.3 years
William8678.4 years
Frank8280.5 years
Edward7377.5 years
Joseph7175.3 years
Robert7072.3 years
Charles6977.7 years
Most common last names in Columbus, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Loseke5283.5 years
Johnson4577.7 years
Miller4575.9 years
Smith3777.1 years
Ernst3678.9 years
Mueller3084.4 years
Blaser2783.7 years
Micek2476.6 years
Hellbusch2473.5 years
Nelson2379.3 years
Businesses in Columbus, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance3
Applebee's1Nike7
Arby's1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Famous Footwear1RadioShack2
FedEx4Rodeway Inn1
GNC1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1Sears1
Goodwill1Sleep Inn1
H&R Block1Starbucks1
Holiday Inn1Subway3
JCPenney1Super 81
Jimmy John's1Taco Bell1
KFC1The Room Place1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul3
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS6
Long John Silver's1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Menards1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Columbus, NE

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  • Clark L. Smith (12)
  • Todd L. Wyatt (9)
  • Thomas L. Veik (8)
  • Charles A. Saunders (6)
  • Rod Brune (3)
  • David Lange (3)
  • Charles Saunders (3)
  • James A. Hellbusch (3)
  • Tom A. Bolte (3)
  • Lawrence J. Zach (3)

Total of 47 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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