Columbus, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 5,015 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 
Males: 2,410  (48.1%)
Females: 2,605  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53925.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,615 (it was $42,667 in 2000)
Columbus:

$52,615
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,425 (it was $21,435 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $156,011 (it was $114,200 in 2000)
Columbus:

$156,011
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $182,267; Detached houses: $197,416; In 2-unit structures: $236,167; Mobile homes: $7,467

Median gross rent in 2012: $632.

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  • White alone - 4,684 (93.8%)
  • Hispanic - 164 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 54 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 45 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 31 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Columbus: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.5%), Irish (14.0%), English (8.8%), Norwegian (6.4%), United States (3.2%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 871 feet

Land area: 3.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,257 people per square mile   (low).

Columbus,WI real estate house value index trend

Columbus, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

65 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Wisconsin as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Columbus to the number of sex offenders is 54 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,675 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,818 (2.3%)

Columbus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (26.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (124.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fall River, WI (1.9 miles ), Elba, WI (1.9 miles ), Fountain Prairie, WI (2.3 miles ), Calamus, WI (2.6 miles ), Portland, WI (2.9 miles ), Hampden, WI (3.0 miles ), Doylestown, WI (3.0 miles ), Otsego, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $500,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.34 N, Longitude: 89.02 W

Area code: 920

Columbus household income distribution Columbus home values distribution

Crime rates in Columbus by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000100000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.020.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.020.0
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 5323722612356
per 100,000 110.866.042.561.5139.639.139.5119.2232.560.499.7119.8
Burglaries 1081467146138211416
per 100,000 221.7176.1297.3123.0139.6273.4118.4258.3155.0422.8279.3319.4
Thefts 89112921059286106103941107799
per 100,000 1973.02465.31953.72153.01834.91679.72091.62046.91821.02214.61536.01976.0
Auto thefts 106001010000
per 100,000 22.20.0127.40.00.019.50.019.90.00.00.00.0
Arson 00N/A000000N/A00
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A0.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 123.2129.2122.5128.5115.699.6103.9130.5135.5135.6105.1147.1

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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: 13 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Wisconsin average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +378 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Columbus, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Columbus city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Columbus-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 343.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from Columbus center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 318.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 341.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 375.8 miles away from Columbus center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

Birthplace of: Erin Murphy (politician) - Politician, Bob Poser - Major League Baseball pitcher, Frank Lange - Major League Baseball pitcher, Owen Mays - Guitarist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS COM HSPTL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1515 PARK AVE)
  • COLUMBUS CARE CENTER (825 WESTERN AVE)
  • COLUMBUS NURSING AND REHAB CTR (825 WESTERN AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Columbus:

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Amtrak station:

COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • Herzing University-Madison (about 20 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 22 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 27 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 27 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Edgewood College (about 28 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 38 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 43 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Private high school in Columbus:

  • WISCONSIN ACADEMY (Students: 107; Location: N 2355 DUBORG RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • ST JEROME SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 1550 FARNHAM ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ZION EV LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 822 WESTERN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PETERSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: W1004 HALL RD; Grades: 2 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Columbus

Library in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $349,588; Location: 223 W. JAMES ST.; 39,938 books; 8,370 e-books; 6,094 audio materials; 3,122 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 111 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Columbus Christian Fellowship is an Assemblies of God church and should be listed under churches in Columbus.

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Notable locations in Columbus: Columbus Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Columbus Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus include: First Presbyterian Church (A), New Testament Baptist Church (B), Olivet Congregational United Church of Christ (C), Saint Jeromes Catholic Church (D), Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Zion Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Mill Pond (A), Millpond 164 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotel: Country Aire Motel (N611 State Road 73).

Court: Eastern Columbia County Joint Municipal Court (105 North Dickason Boulevard).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 86.3. This is about average.

City:

86.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.140. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.140
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.480. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00432. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00432
U.S.:

0.01468

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

COLUMBUS WATER & LIGHT DEPARTMENT (Population served: 5,036, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2010), St Other (MAR-01-2010)
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In APR-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (APR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (APR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2013)

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

  • NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 172, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MID-STATE EQUIPMENT WATERTOWN (Population served: 51, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.9%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

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
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
86 people in nursing homes in 2000
24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Columbus, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Columbus compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Columbus (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants Union Bank: Industrial Drive Branch at 104 Industrial Drive, branch established on 1994/03/21; Farmers And Merchants Union Bank at 159 West James Street, branch established on 1861/09/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $293.0 mil, Deposits: $265.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Jewel Box Financial Services, Inc.
  • AnchorBank, fsb: Columbus Branch at 125 West James Street, branch established on 1935/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,067.4 mil, Deposits: $2,481.9 mil, headquarters in Madison, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Columbus Branch at 111 Tower Drive, branch established on 1856/12/08. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp

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 (80%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.77%
Here: 67.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents39.3%14.5%10.2%9.3%8.8%
Congregations12.3%12.3%11.0%4.1%13.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.9%2.7%1.9%1.7%6.8%
Congregations13.7%4.1%2.7%5.5%20.5%
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: 10
Columbia County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Columbia County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 68
Here:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$6,582$78,9841$3,005
Other Government Administration 4$21,868$65,6048$2,464
Police Protection - Officers 9$44,971$59,9611$3,135
Police - Other 1$3,179$38,1488$4,840
Firefighters 0$0 13$5,087
Streets and Highways 9$40,780$54,3730$0
Sewerage 3$15,912$63,6480$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$3,835
Water Supply 3$11,577$46,3080$0
Electric Power 4$22,793$68,3790$0
Local Libraries 1$5,316$63,79211$10,843
Other and Unallocable 4$17,947$53,8414$2,724
Totals for Government 39$190,925$58,74647$35,933

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $2,559,000 ($510.27)
    Natural Resources - Other: $209,000 ($41.67)
    General Public Buildings: $83,000 ($16.55)
    General: $64,000 ($12.76)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,137,000 ($625.52)
    Regular Highways: $1,123,000 ($223.93)
    Police Protection: $905,000 ($180.46)
    Sewerage: $867,000 ($172.88)
    Water Utilities: $655,000 ($130.61)
    Fire Protection: $353,000 ($70.39)
    Libraries: $289,000 ($57.63)
    General - Other: $268,000 ($53.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $254,000 ($50.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,000 ($36.29)
    Central Staff Services: $131,000 ($26.12)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($18.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $84,000 ($16.75)
    General Public Buildings: $81,000 ($16.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $80,000 ($15.95)
    Natural Resources - Other: $79,000 ($15.75)
    Health Services - Other: $58,000 ($11.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $41,000 ($8.18)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $237,000 ($47.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $679,000 ($135.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $359,000 ($71.59)
    Electric Utilities: $167,000 ($33.30)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($14.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,067,000 ($412.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($1.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $990,000 ($197.41)
    All Other: $57,000 ($11.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($6.98)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($3.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($6.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $65,000 ($12.96)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $674,000 ($134.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $149,000 ($29.71)
    Special Assessments: $49,000 ($9.77)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,503,000 ($698.50)
    Water Utilities: $606,000 ($120.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,060,000 ($211.37)
    Highways: $368,000 ($73.38)
    All Other: $189,000 ($37.69)
  • Tax - Property: $1,955,000 ($389.83)
    NEC: $94,000 ($18.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $5,080,000 ($1012.96)
    Electric Utilities: $3,957,000 ($789.03)
    Water Utilities: $99,000 ($19.74)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,389,000 ($1074.58)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $500,000 ($99.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,597,000 ($1116.05)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $95,000 ($18.94)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,810,000 ($959.12)
    Electric Utilities: $3,697,000 ($737.19)
    Other, NEC: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $270,000 ($53.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $292,000 ($58.23)
    Electric Utilities: $260,000 ($51.84)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.80)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $295,000 ($58.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,872,000 ($971.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,219,000 ($1240.08)

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($85 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  2.15% ($43,088 average AGI)
from Sauk County, WI  0.78% ($30,688)
from Dodge County, WI  0.36% ($38,161)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Dane County, WI  1.86% ($35,679 average AGI)
to Sauk County, WI  0.82% ($34,271)
to Dodge County, WI  0.57% ($35,457)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEV (1430 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, WI)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:

  • WTLX (100.5 FM; COLUMBUS, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJWD (90.3 FM; MARSHALL, WI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRO (95.3 FM; BEAVER DAM, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Columbus:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Columbus, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 127
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 92
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 211
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
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: 16
Total length: 81 meters (266ft)
Total average daily traffic: 125,260
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,515

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1970-1979: 8
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Columbus, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Columbus, WI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • COLUMBUS, Sw Edge Of (Lat: 43.330806 Lon: -89.028139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 42.1 m, Call Sign: WNTK829
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2011, Expiration Date: 09/19/2021
    Registrant: Communications Service Inc, 305 East Albert St, Portage, WI 53901, Phone: (608) 745-3300, Fax: (608) 745-0300, Email:
  • STATION, 950 Maple Ave (Lat: 43.342750 Lon: -89.037583), Structure height: 5.8 m, Overall height: 8.8 m, Call Sign: WNTS929
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.643 MHz, 952.643 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2008, Expiration Date: 10/13/2018
    Registrant: 950 Maple Avenue, Columbus, WI 53925, Phone: (920) 623-5912
  • COLUMBUS, N 500 Hwy 73 (Lat: 43.300278 Lon: -89.062500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPSF656
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 10557.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2011, Expiration Date: 04/09/2021, Certifier: Kenneth R Meyers
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • DT COLUMBUS, N4354 State Hwy 73 (Lat: 43.353667 Lon: -88.999639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Overall height: 82.2 m, Call Sign: WQEN279
    Assigned Frequencies: 10622.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2006, Expiration Date: 03/09/2016, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • COLUMBUS, 402 Industrial Dr (Lat: 43.348333 Lon: -89.026944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQES987
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2006, Expiration Date: 04/06/2016, Certifier: Diane K Miller
    Registrant: State Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53707-7912, Phone: (608) 266-2497, Fax: (608) 267-4495, Email:
  • Columbus WI 1, W948 Wendt Road (Lat: 43.313028 Lon: -89.108111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 55.5 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQIS517
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2008, Expiration Date: 05/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • ML15AL167, N5102 Moriah Road (Lat: 43.379972 Lon: -88.973028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.6 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRF387
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Columbus)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$139,4047$149,82354$133,0896$68,3733$131,003
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$144,9930$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$124,9401$270,98015$142,2450$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$99,7101$142,8907$140,8810$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$127,1200$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9712.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$153,5674$159,813
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$261,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9712.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Columbus

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbus, WI
Businesses in Columbus, WI
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Subway1
Chevrolet1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Jimmy John's1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walgreens1
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