Columbus, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 824.
Males: 407  (49.5%)
Females: 417  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 16405, 16407.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,649
Columbus:

$51,649
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,423

Columbus CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,744
Columbus:

$104,744
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $133,894; detached houses: $139,421; mobile homes: $59,770

Median gross rent in 2019: $717.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbus: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.6%

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  • Races in Columbus, PA (2019)
    • 81895.4%White alone
    • 161.9%American Indian alone
    • 101.2%Black alone
    • 60.7%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Columbus, Pennsylvania as of February 02, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 714 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (17.8%), Irish (17.5%), American (14.2%), English (8.9%), Russian (5.9%), Dutch (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1438 feet

17 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,630 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,202 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (28.1 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (76.4 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (267.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Corry, PA (1.8 miles ),
Bear Lake, PA (2.3 miles),
Clymer, NY (2.6 miles ),
Elgin borough, PA (3.0 miles ),
French Creek, NY (3.1 miles ),
Spartansburg borough, PA (3.1 miles ),
Panama, NY (3.2 miles ),
Harmony, NY (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.94 N, Longitude: 79.58 W

Distribution of median household income in Columbus, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Columbus, PA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 7.60. This is significantly better than average.

City:

7.60
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.672. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.672
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Columbus place center .

On 6/2/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from Columbus center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 292.2 miles away from Columbus center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 299.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from Columbus center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from Columbus center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Warren County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Columbus:

  • CORRY REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • CORRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • DAVITA - CORRY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • UNION CITY MEM HOSP (Hospital, about 14 miles away; UNION CITY, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Jamestown Community College (about 23 miles; Jamestown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,384)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (about 25 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Mercyhurst University (about 27 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 2,888)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (about 29 miles; Edinboro, PA; FT enrollment: 6,746)
  • Gannon University (about 29 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 3,760)
  • Allegheny College (about 36 miles; Meadville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 38 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Columbus Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Westlawn Cemetery (1), Curtis Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Columbus: Mather Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Columbus:

Marital status in Columbus, PA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Columbus, PA (based on Warren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,25040
Catholic7,3306
Evangelical Protestant3,80634
Other2823
None22,147-
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: 10
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Warren County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Warren County:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Warren County:

8.79 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Warren County:

27.6%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Warren County:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

3.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.27%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Erie County, PA  0.60% ($29,869 average AGI)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.43% ($32,443)
from McKean County, PA  0.16% ($32,407)


3.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.81%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

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 Erie County, PA  0.79% ($34,382 average AGI)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.38% ($36,587)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.20% ($23,485)

Businesses in Columbus, PA

  • La-Z-Boy: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WWCB (1370 AM; 1 kW; CORRY, PA; Owner: CORRY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFNN (1330 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRIE (1260 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJTN (1240 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WKSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCTL (106.3 FM; UNION CITY, PA; Owner: INSPIRATION TIME, INC.)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WRTS (103.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMCE (88.5 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: MERCYHURST COLLEGE)
  • WXKC (99.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WFGO (94.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQHZ (102.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQFX-FM (103.1 FM; RUSSELL, PA; Owner: SOUTHBRIDGE RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXXO (104.5 FM; CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQLN-FM (91.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WRRN (92.3 FM; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXTA (97.9 FM; EDINBORO, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WKNB (104.3 FM; CLARENDON, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING CO., INC)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • WICU-TV (Channel 12; ERIE, PA; Owner: SJL OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.)
  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • WJET-TV (Channel 24; ERIE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ERIE, L.L.C.)
  • WSEE-TV (Channel 35; ERIE, PA; Owner: INITIAL BROADCASTING OF PENNSYLVANIA LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WQLN (Channel 54; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WFXP (Channel 66; ERIE, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W48CH (Channel 48; ERIE, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62AD (Channel 62; CLYMER, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)

Columbus fatal accident list:

May 19, 2012 05:00 PM, Factory Road, Lat: 41.978889, Lon: -79.589192, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 25, 2004 08:00 PM, Us-6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 18, 2002 11:00 AM, Us-6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 10, 2000 03:30 AM, Sr-957, Lat: 41.943578, Lon: -79.572947, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jan 31, 1983 07:99 AM, 00088, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.1mTotal length
  • $1,140,000Total costs
  • 11,188Total average daily traffic
  • 1,232Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,211Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbus, PA
  • 69.3%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Electricity
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.2%Other fuel
  • 3.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbus, PA
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 34.6%Electricity
  • 11.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Columbus compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ronald J. Walters (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2023.