Columbus, Texas

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Population in 2014: 3,655 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.7%
 
Males: 1,768  (48.4%)
Females: 1,887  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  42.8 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78934, 78943.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,890 (it was $29,175 in 2000)
Columbus:

$44,890
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,243 (it was $15,822 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $121,452 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Columbus:

$121,452
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $155,926; Detached houses: $165,446; Mobile homes: $57,281

Median gross rent in 2013: $680.

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  • Races in Columbus, TX (2010)

    Columbus races chart
    • 2,07356.7%White alone
    • 88924.3%Hispanic
    • 63917.5%Black alone
    • 290.8%Two or more races
    • 190.5%Asian alone
    • 30.08%American Indian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Columbus: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.7%), English (5.8%), Irish (5.1%), Czech (5.0%), United States (2.6%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,295 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

321 residents are foreign born (7.9% Latin America).

This city:

8.6%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,382 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,492 (1.4%)

Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sugar Land, TX (56.5 miles , pop. 63,328).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Harris, TX (62.6 miles , pop. 405,444).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (70.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Glidden, TX (1.6 miles ), Weimar, TX (3.7 miles ), Eagle Lake, TX (3.9 miles ), Fayetteville, TX (4.0 miles ), Garwood, TX (4.1 miles ), West End, TX (4.2 miles ), Industry, TX (4.3 miles ), Schulenburg, TX (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.71 N, Longitude: 96.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,426 (+38.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,047 (66.0%)

Area code: 979

Columbus household income distribution Columbus home values distribution

Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000011010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.025.926.80.027.70.0
Rapes 010629134236N/A3
per 100,000 0.025.50.0150.649.4229.0332.9102.951.980.4162.2N/A82.3
Robberies 4311075525101
per 100,000 97.876.425.225.10.0178.1128.0128.751.9134.027.00.027.4
Assaults 111316201868403420121852
per 100,000 268.9330.9402.9502.1445.01,730.31,024.3874.9518.9321.5486.6138.554.9
Burglaries 3450172742576420503616148
per 100,000 831.31,272.6428.1677.91,038.31,450.41,638.9514.71,297.4964.6432.5387.7219.4
Thefts 109638096911211407989931128055
per 100,000 2,665.01,603.52,014.62,410.22,249.73,078.93,585.12,032.92,309.32,492.03,027.82,215.51,508.5
Auto thefts 33513564036271
per 100,000 73.376.4125.9326.4123.6152.7102.40.077.8160.854.1193.927.4
Arson 2002423041010
per 100,000 48.90.00.050.298.950.976.80.0103.826.80.027.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 243.7258.1200.5382.6289.1787.0745.1396.8386.2386.5375.4333.5156.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Columbus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.02
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +479 (+13.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Columbus, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Columbus city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 tornado 25.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 339.0 miles away from Columbus center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 410.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 405.5 miles away from Columbus center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from the city 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 Colorado County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

Birthplace of: Aaron Schobel - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Sep 1, 1977), Bo Schobel - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Mar 24, 1981), Matt Schobel - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Nov 4, 1978), Doug Rau - Baseball player, Roland Mitchell - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 110 SHULT DR)
  • COLUMBUS CARE CENTER (103 SWEETBRIAR LANE)
  • COLUMBUS NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (103 SWEETBRIAR LNE)
  • RIVER OAKS CONVALESCENT CTR (300 NORTH ST)
  • RIVER OAKS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (300 NORTH ST)
  • TRUCARE LIVING CENTERS-COLUMBUS (1511 MONTEZUMA STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Columbus:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Blinn College (about 33 miles; Brenham, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,959)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 39 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • Prairie View A & M University (about 43 miles; Prairie View, TX; FT enrollment: 7,517)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 62 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 64 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 67 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 67 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)

Public high schools in Columbus:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS EL (Students: 669, Location: 1324 BOWIE, Grades: PK-5)
  • COLUMBUS J H (Students: 537, Location: 702 N RAMPART ST, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Columbus:

  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 145, Location: 635 BONHAM ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Columbus

Library in Columbus:

  • NESBITT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $202,419; Location: 529 WASHINGTON ST; 35,474 books; 2,100 audio materials; 2,592 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 44 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Columbus: Colorado County Courthouse Historic District (A), Colorado County Sheriff's Office (B), Colorado County Justice of the Peace (C), Columbus Police Department (D), Nesbitt Memorial Library (E), Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon House Museum (F), Stafford Opera House (G), Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Santa Claus Museum (H), Keith-Traylor Museum (I), Dilue Rose Harris House (J), Columbus Volunteer Fire Department (K), Colorado County Emergency Medical Services (L), Guardian Emergency Medical Services (M), Stafford Bank and Opera House (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Columbus Inn (2208 Highway 71 South), Budget Inn Express (Highway 90 East).

Court: Columbus-City - Municipal Court (605 Spring Street).

Colorado County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.4% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

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

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2010:

  • 183 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 61 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Columbus in 2000:

  • 189 people in nursing homes
  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Columbus, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • Industry State Bank: Columbus Texas Branch at 2015 Milam Street, branch established on 2011/03/01; Messenger Service at Messenger Service In Towns Of Aleyton And Columbus And Colorado, branch established on 2000/12/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $460.9 mil, Deposits: $412.3 mil, headquarters in Industry, TX, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Industry Bancshares, Inc.
  • Columbus State Bank: Drive-In Facility at 505 Spring Street, branch established on 1981/04/06; at 1102 Milam Street, branch established on 1919/08/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $78.9 mil, Deposits: $67.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Central Texas Bankshare Holdings, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Columbus Branch at 408 Walnut, branch established on 1935/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Fayette Savings Bank, SSB: 2001 Hwy 71s Branch at 2001 Hwy 71 South, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $84.3 mil, Deposits: $76.8 mil, headquarters in La Grange, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • The First State Bank: at 420 Walnut Street, branch established on 1913/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $119.9 mil, Deposits: $101.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Columbus Bancorp, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Eagle Lake: Columbus Branch at 1001 Milam St, branch established on 1998/08/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $101.6 mil, Deposits: $91.6 mil, headquarters in Eagle Lake, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Eagle Lake Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Texas average:

14.4

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,5416
Evangelical Protestant2,86223
Mainline Protestant2,57415
Black Protestant4223
Other21
None8,473-
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: 5
Colorado County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Colorado County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Colorado County:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

6.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Colorado County:

28.2%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Columbus:

47.9%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Columbus:

21.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.4%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Columbus:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Columbus:

33.3%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

52.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Columbus:

76.9%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbus, TX Residents
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
Financial Administration 2$8,012$48,0720$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,908$82,8960$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,732$32,7841$1,419
Police Protection - Officers 9$32,749$43,6650$0
Police - Other 1$2,528$30,3360$0
Streets and Highways 5$18,046$43,3100$0
Health 1$3,120$37,4400$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$773
Sewerage 2$6,221$37,3260$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,144$18,8640$0
Water Supply 3$10,517$42,0680$0
Gas Supply 4$10,497$31,4910$0
Local Libraries 3$7,926$31,7043$1,421
Other and Unallocable 2$7,457$44,7421$509
Totals for Government 36$119,857$39,9526$4,122

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $929,000 ($254.17)
    Police Protection: $467,000 ($127.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $375,000 ($102.60)
    Water Utilities: $303,000 ($82.90)
    Regular Highways: $270,000 ($73.87)
    Sewerage: $230,000 ($62.93)
    Libraries: $118,000 ($32.28)
    Fire Protection: $106,000 ($29.00)
    Financial Administration: $105,000 ($28.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $104,000 ($28.45)
    Health Services - Other: $24,000 ($6.57)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $126,000 ($34.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000 ($33.11)
    Gas Utilities: $55,000 ($15.05)
    Libraries: $37,000 ($10.12)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($7.66)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($7.66)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($6.57)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($6.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($1.09)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,035,000 ($283.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($2.19)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $384,000 ($105.06)
    Sewerage: $305,000 ($83.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $62,000 ($16.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($10.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $125,000 ($34.20)
    Interest Earnings: $101,000 ($27.63)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $982,000 ($268.67)
    Water Utilities: $420,000 ($114.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($1.92)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $539,000 ($147.47)
    Public Utilities: $341,000 ($93.30)
    Property: $244,000 ($66.76)
    Other Selective Sales: $126,000 ($34.47)
    NEC: $18,000 ($4.92)

Columbus government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $154,000 ($42.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $123,000 ($33.65)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($8.48)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,464,000 ($674.15)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($0.55)

5.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Harris County, TX  1.53% ($56,191 average AGI)
from Wharton County, TX  0.49% ($34,571)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.37% ($39,148)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Harris County, TX  1.27% ($40,457 average AGI)
to Fayette County, TX  0.62% ($32,356)
to Wharton County, TX  0.33% ($23,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • KULM-FM (98.3 FM; COLUMBUS, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON)
  • K216FD (91.1 FM; COLUMBUS, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KNRG (92.3 FM; NEW ULM, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON TR/AS NEW ULM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBUK (104.9 FM; LA GRANGE, TX; Owner: FAYETTE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Columbus fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

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


Columbus fatal accident list:

Jul 31, 2010 11:30 PM, Sr-71, Lat: 29.71289, Lon: -96.57914, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 31, 2007 03:25 AM, Sr-71, Lat: 29.58047, Lon: -96.47352, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Aug 20, 2003 10:45 PM, Sr-71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 1, 1982 02:00 AM, 90, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 13, 1982 09:40 AM, Milam, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 29, 1980 02:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 17, 1979 00:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • $34,000Total costs
  • 40,110Total average daily traffic
  • 9,616Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Columbus)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (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: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbus)

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

PINE COVE CRIER CREEK (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In SEP-29-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine
BARTEN WSC (Population served: 69, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
CARDON VILLA MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LONE STAR INN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2009), St BCA signed (JAN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2009), St BCA signed (JAN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2009), St BCA signed (JAN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CLIFFSIDE GUEST HOUSE (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-16-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-16-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-16-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2011)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TOMMIE VAUGHN AUTO COUNTRY (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MS MOLLYS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 71 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbus that have no violations reported:

  • JERRY MIKESKAS BAR B QUE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COLUMBUS TRAVEL CENTER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 59
  • Hazardous Condition: 36

Incident types - Columbus

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Texas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2436 Hwy 71 S, Columbus, Texas 78934 , Phone: (979) 732-6293, Fax: (979) 732-6211
  • Best Western Columbus Inn & Suites, 2535 Hwy 71 S, Columbus, Texas 78934 , Phone: (979) 732-3785, Fax: (979) 732-3781
  • La Quinta Inn And Suites, 2427 Hwy 71 S, Columbus, Texas 78934 , Phone: (979) 733-0522, Fax: (979) 733-0532
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Columbus, Texas
Most common first names in Columbus, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4680.8 years
John4375.2 years
Henry3881.5 years
Robert3573.4 years
Willie3377.5 years
William3276.6 years
James2869.9 years
Charles2575.2 years
Frances2578.8 years
Annie2585.0 years
Most common last names in Columbus, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2377.4 years
Miller2078.8 years
Williams1970.3 years
Schobel1976.2 years
Meyer1882.8 years
Jones1867.9 years
Smith1679.2 years
Alley1483.2 years
Kulhanek1478.1 years
Girndt1383.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Columbus, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jack In The Box1UPS1
La Quinta1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Columbus compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Columbus on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #19 (78934) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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