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Columbus township, NE map Land area: 54.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.
Population: 3,125 (9% urban, 91% rural)
Males: 1,615  (51.7%)
Females: 1,510  (48.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,032 (2,476 owner occupied, 556 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Columbus township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 79.4%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 34.8
Median age of females: 34.9

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Average household size: 2.83

Columbus township:

2.8 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $57,891 ($47,981 in 1999)
This township:

$57,891
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $429 (lower quartile is $391, upper quartile is $509)
Here:

$429
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $124,786 (it was $94,000 in 2000)
Columbus township:

$124,786
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,463 - $254,455

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $201,661
Here:

$201,661
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $55,705
Here:

$55,705
State:

$145,274

In 2-unit structures: $136,104
Here:

$136,104
State:

$111,285

Mobile homes: $26,620
Here:

$26,620
State:

$29,187
Population density: 57 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.7%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.8%
Whole state:

4.0%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Columbus township: Drinnin Feedlots (A), Sheldon Camp (B), Sheldonville (C), Hower (D), Behlen (E), Southgate Campground (F), Tailrace Park Campground (G), Powerhouse Park Campground (H), Country Shadows Golf Course (I), Elks Country Club Golf Course (J), Quail Run Golf Course (K), Behlen Ambulance (L), Greenhouse (M), Maintenance Warehouse (N), Physical Plant Offices (O), North Education Center (P), Physical Education Center (Q), Fine Arts Center (R), Administration Building (S), Resource Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Columbus township: Highland Park Evangelical Free Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bellwood Lake (A), Lake Babcock-Lake North (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Loup River (A), Barnum Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbus township include: Columbus Races Thoroughbred Track (1), Powerhouse Park (2), Tailrace Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 415 (22% naturalized citizens)

Columbus township:  13.3%
State:  4.4%

58% of Columbus township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Nebraska.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2075
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 339
  • South: 56
  • West: 169

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $102,100

Columbus township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

93 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 834
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 30
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • 20 to 49: 5
  • Mobile homes: 336

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,900


Housing units in Columbus township with a mortgage: 388 (32 second mortgage, 43 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 172

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 56
  • 1995 to 1998: 109
  • 1990 to 1994: 133
  • 1980 to 1989: 200
  • 1970 to 1979: 461
  • 1960 to 1969: 135
  • 1950 to 1959: 35
  • 1940 to 1949: 27
  • 1939 or earlier: 76

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbus township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 77
  • 5 rooms: 157
  • 6 rooms: 140
  • 7 rooms: 125
  • 8 rooms: 135
  • 9 or more rooms: 203

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 1
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbus township:

  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 163
  • 3 bedrooms: 432
  • 4 bedrooms: 193
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 66

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus township:

  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 93
  • 3 bedrooms: 42
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 24
  • 1 vehicle: 146
  • 2 vehicles: 344
  • 3 vehicles: 219
  • 4 vehicles: 99
  • 5 or more vehicles: 50

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 87
  • 2 vehicles: 59
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Machinery (14%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbus township:

  • German (40.3%)
  • Polish (7.8%)
  • Irish (5.2%)
  • English (4.8%)
  • Czech (3.6%)
  • United States or American (3.1%)
  • Swedish (2.9%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (72%)
  • Guatemala (10%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Italy (2%)
  • Other Western Europe (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,267 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 192 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 13 (1%)
  • Other means: 11 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

93 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

80.8% of residents of Columbus township speak English at home.
17.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (36% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 18% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,999
  • In family households: 2,719 (727 male householders, 101 female householders)
    740 spouses, 980 children (909 natural, 25 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 29 grandchildren, 39 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 29 other relatives, 68 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 280 (149 male householders (112 living alone)), 57 female householders (49 living alone)), 74 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 91 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 345 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 139 4-persons, 87 5-persons, 61 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 161 1-person, 33 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

704 married couples with children.
137 single-parent households (46 men, 91 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 125
Here:

32.8%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

18.8%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

1.4%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Columbus township:

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