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68601 Zip Code (Columbus, NE) Detailed Profile




Cities: Columbus, NE (3.37%), Lakeview, NE (0.20%), Richland, NE (0.07%), Duncan, NE (0.01%)
Counties: Platte County, NE (76.31%), Colfax County, NE (11.99%), Polk County, NE (10.31%), Butler County, NE (1.38%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 28,954
Zip code population in 2010: 28,185
Zip code population in 2000: 27,172

Houses and condos: 12,532
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,302
% of renters here:

29%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 68601: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 288.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 10.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 100 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 68601
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.5% ($2,464)
Nebraska:

1.6% ($2,787)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,477 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,451 (1.5%)

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Males: 14,711  (50.8%)
Females: 14,242  (49.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 68601:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 68601:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Zip code 68601 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Races in zip code 68601 (2019)
    • 23,20982.3%White
    • 4,41915.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1780.6%Two or more races
    • 1320.5%Asian
    • 1200.4%Black
    • 890.3%American Indian
    • 330.1%Some other race
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 22,396
Rural population: 6,557

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $166,415
68601:

$166,415
Nebraska:

$172,700



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 66 registered sex offenders living in 68601 zip code as of February 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 68601 is 433 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.2 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Nebraska:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 68601, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,486 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,486
State:

$60,572

Salary/wage: $42,491 (reported on 88.0% of returns)
Here:

$42,491
State:

$47,046
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.2% for AGIs below $25k, 84.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 36.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,514 (reported on 38.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,514
Nebraska:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,249 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,249
State:

$5,776
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$11,026 (reported on 17.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,026
State:

+$16,171
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,545 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

+$9,545
State:

+$9,897
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,472 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
68601:

$13,472
Nebraska:

$12,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $11,250 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
68601:

$11,250
Nebraska:

$18,457
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,543 (20% of AGI, reported on 25.9% of returns)
Here:

$20,543
State:

$23,343

Here:

20.0% of AGI
State:

18.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 8.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,704 (reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,704
State:

$4,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,216 (reported on 25.4% of returns)
68601:

$8,216
State:

$9,758
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,142 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,142
State:

$2,188
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 67.2%
Here:

67%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 62.0% for AGIs below $25k, 67.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 92.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 68601, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,398 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,398
State:

$44,271

Salary/wage: $34,969 (reported on 86.8% of returns)
Here:

$34,969
State:

$38,230
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 261.6% for AGIs below $10k, 76.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 54.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,614 (reported on 54.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,614
Nebraska:

$1,759
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,929 (reported on 26.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,929
State:

$2,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,765 (reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

+$5,765
State:

+$7,887
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,610 (reported on 14.8% of returns)
Here:

+$7,610
State:

+$7,743
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$801 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
Here +$801
State -$1,077
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -20.3% for AGIs below $10k, -0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,948 (reported on 3.5% of returns)
68601:

$2,948
Nebraska:

$2,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $9,811 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$9,811
Nebraska:

$12,366
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,407 (21% of AGI, reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,407
State:

$18,692

Here:

21.2% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.2% for AGIs below $10k, 9.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,331 (4% of AGI, reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,331
State:

$3,500

Here:

4.1% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,256 (reported on 74.0% of returns)
68601:

$5,256
State:

$6,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,554 (reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,554
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.4%
Here:

65%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 56.1% for AGIs below $10k, 66.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 69.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$64,078
Nebraska:

$63,229
Columbus, NE (68601) map Nearest zip codes: 68634, 68653, 68624, 68647, 68631, 68662.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.0%
Nebraska:

47.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

39.6%
Nebraska:

50.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 673
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 10,775


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 259 (227 now married, 34 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,621 (2,906 now married, 2,696 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 68601 with a mortgage: 4,287 (82 second mortgage, 350 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,831

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,208
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $498

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.8%
Whole state:

9.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 2272014 or later
  • 3982010 to 2013
  • 1,0132000 to 2009
  • 1,1111990 to 1999
  • 1,5791980 to 1989
  • 2,4291970 to 1979
  • 1,8611960 to 1969
  • 1,5431950 to 1959
  • 5951940 to 1949
  • 1,6421939 or earlier

Zip code 68601 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbus, NE (68601)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbus, NE (68601)
  • 9no bedroom
  • 1081 bedroom
  • 1,4742 bedrooms
  • 3,5413 bedrooms
  • 2,0564 bedrooms
  • 9205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, NE (68601)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus, NE (68601)
  • 88no bedroom
  • 8611 bedroom
  • 1,2782 bedrooms
  • 8573 bedrooms
  • 1634 bedrooms
  • 525+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus, NE (68601) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus, NE (68601) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 128no vehicle
  • 1,4891 vehicle
  • 3,7312 vehicles
  • 1,7873 vehicles
  • 6874 vehicles
  • 2865+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus, NE (68601) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus, NE (68601) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 502no vehicle
  • 1,3961 vehicle
  • 9022 vehicles
  • 3673 vehicles
  • 1344 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

  • Zip code 68601 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 68601 household income distribution in 2019
  • 352Less than $10,000
  • 417$10,000 to $14,999
  • 502$15,000 to $19,999
  • 503$20,000 to $24,999
  • 499$25,000 to $29,999
  • 522$30,000 to $34,999
  • 527$35,000 to $39,999
  • 670$40,000 to $44,999
  • 534$45,000 to $49,999
  • 782$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,511$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,938$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,100$100,000 to $124,999
  • 441$125,000 to $149,999
  • 530$150,000 to $199,999
  • 494$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 68601

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 68601
  • 64Less than $10,000
  • 61$10,000 to $14,999
  • 93$15,000 to $19,999
  • 82$25,000 to $29,999
  • 44$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14$35,000 to $39,999
  • 56$40,000 to $49,999
  • 105$50,000 to $59,999
  • 134$60,000 to $69,999
  • 255$70,000 to $79,999
  • 243$80,000 to $89,999
  • 273$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,147$100,000 to $124,999
  • 895$125,000 to $149,999
  • 942$150,000 to $174,999
  • 654$175,000 to $199,999
  • 682$200,000 to $249,999
  • 819$250,000 to $299,999
  • 688$300,000 to $399,999
  • 209$400,000 to $499,999
  • 108$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 21$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 68601

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 68601
  • 6Less than $100
  • 71$100 to $149
  • 68$150 to $199
  • 104$200 to $249
  • 121$250 to $299
  • 110$300 to $349
  • 16$350 to $399
  • 236$400 to $449
  • 148$450 to $499
  • 261$500 to $549
  • 165$550 to $599
  • 225$600 to $649
  • 327$650 to $699
  • 162$700 to $749
  • 177$750 to $799
  • 408$800 to $899
  • 125$900 to $999
  • 148$1,000 to $1,249
  • 49$1,250 to $1,499
  • 25$1,500 to $1,999
  • 58$3,000 to $3,499
  • 120No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $791.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $161,166.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $169,920
  • Black or African American householders: $134,039
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $175,282
  • Asian householders: $113,417
  • Some other race householders: $135,689
  • Two or more races householders: $214,875
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $120,016

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $166,415
68601:

$166,415
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,857 - $241,473
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 68601
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,258
  • One, attached: 345
  • Two: 495
  • 3 or 4: 456
  • 5 to 9: 274
  • 10 to 19: 285
  • 20 to 49: 349
  • 50 or more: 257
  • Mobile homes: 762

Unemployment: 2.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68601

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 68601
  • 80.6%12,185Drove a car alone
  • 12.0%1,807Carpooled
  • 0.1%16Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.1%12Railroad
  • 0.1%12Motorcycle
  • 0.2%27Bicycle
  • 2.8%420Walked
  • 0.8%125Other means
  • 3.0%457Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68601

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 68601
  • 1,120Less than 5 minutes
  • 4,0535 to 9 minutes
  • 4,59610 to 14 minutes
  • 2,39015 to 19 minutes
  • 1,24520 to 24 minutes
  • 21125 to 29 minutes
  • 36130 to 34 minutes
  • 16735 to 39 minutes
  • 5640 to 44 minutes
  • 5245 to 59 minutes
  • 23160 to 89 minutes
  • 12490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 88.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,954
  • Male householders: 5,970 (1,714 living alone), Female householders: 5,420 (1,860 living alone)
  • 6,008 spouses (5,976 opposite-sex spouses), 579 unmarried partners, (579 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,620 children (8,005 natural, 317 adopted, 301 stepchildren), 381 grandchildren, 276 brothers or sisters, 231 parents, 47 foster children, 299 other relatives, 643 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 451 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,496 2-persons, 1,201 3-persons, 1,130 4-persons, 1,105 5-persons, 199 6-persons, 142 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,573 1-person, 430 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 18 4-persons

5,186 married couples with children.
1,640 single-parent households (398 men, 1,242 women).

80.5% of residents of 68601 zip code speak English at home.
18.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% very well, 22% well, 20% not well, 8% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% very well, 11% well, 3% not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (94% very well, 6% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (88% very well, 12% not well).

Foreign born population: 3,477 (12.0%)
(41.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

12.0%
Whole state:

7.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 49%Honduras
  • 17%El Salvador
  • 15%Barbados
  • 4%Chile
  • 3%Bangladesh
  • 3%Costa Rica
  • 2%Guyana
Most common first ancestries reported in 68601
  • 28%German
  • 8%Polish
  • 6%American
  • 5%Czech
  • 3%Irish
  • 2%European
  • 1%English
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,1222010 or later
  • 1,1272000 to 2009
  • 9681990 to 1999
  • 532Before 1990

Zip code 68601 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BECTON DICKINSON (2153 12TH AVENUE in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1998-0035, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, REFUSE DISPOSAL, -071095-GW-1120, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, -NE0060089, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, -NER000152, -NED007263197, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, -0007100003, EPCRA, -68601BCTNDINDUS, TRI REPORTER
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: SURGICAL AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS
    Business NAICS classification: SURGICAL AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • BEHLEN MANUFACTURING COMPANY (4025 E. 23RD ST. in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1999-0194, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-07-2005-0194, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, REFUSE DISPOSAL, LEGAL SERVICES, -011394-GW-1515, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, -011395-GW-1515, -092989-99-0020, -AP2666, -NE0000647, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, -031697-ML-1350, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, -101592-SM-1005, -NED007268790, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, -0007100004, EPCRA, -68601BHLNMHWY30, TRI REPORTER
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: PREFABRICATED METAL BUILDINGS AND COMPONENTS; FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS; FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; AIR-CONDITIONING AND WARM AIR HEATING EQUIPMENT AND COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER PLASTICS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.; PREFABRICATED METAL BUILDING AND COMPONENT MANUFACTURING.; ORNAMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL METAL WORK MANUFACTURING.; MACHINE TOOL (METAL FORMING TYPES) MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: BEHLEN MFG CO (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , DONALD L. GREEN, DIR EHS (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • DALE ELECTRONICS INC (LQG JANUARY 2000) (2064 12TH AVENUE in COLUMBUS, NE)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, EPCRA
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: ELECTROPLATING, PLATING, POLISHING, ANODIZING, AND COLORING; RELAYS AND INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS
    Business NAICS classification: ELECTROPLATING, PLATING, POLISHING, ANODIZING, AND COLORING.; OTHER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURING.; OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES.
    Organizations: JOH DEWYKE, ENGINEER (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS INC, VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS INC 06, VISHAY DALE ELECTRANISX COLU-1, VISHAY DALE PLANT 6
  • FLEXCON COMPANY INCORPORATED (2021 E. 23RD ST. in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - EPCRA, -68601FLXCN2021E, TRI REPORTER, -NED986387850, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, -14100035, AIR PROGRAM, -SW0339, REFUSE DISPOSAL
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: UNSUPPORTED PLASTICS FILM AND SHEET
    Business NAICS classification: UNLAMINATED PLASTICS FILM AND SHEET (EXCEPT PACKAGING) MANUFACTURING.; UNLAMINATED PLASTICS FILM AND SHEET (EXCEPT PACKAGING) MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: THOMAS K JARECKE (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , MYLES MCDONOUGH (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: FLEXCON COLUMBUS
  • BUFFALO EQUIPMENT COMPANY (2281 16TH AVENUE in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1998-0082, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, REFUSE DISPOSAL, LEGAL SERVICES, -012293-RM-1410, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, -NED007287725, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    USED OIL PROGRAM (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: HEATING EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT ELECTRIC AND WARM AIR FURNACES; FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
    Business NAICS classification: FABRICATED STRUCTURAL METAL MANUFACTURING.; FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: FLEISCHER MFG, MIDDLE STATE MFG INC
  • CAMACO COLUMBUS MANUFACTURING (1851 EAST 32ND AVENUE in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, REFUSE DISPOSAL, LEGAL SERVICES, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, -092294-GW-1540, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, -NED980325559, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, -0007100052, EPCRA, -68601DGLSLHIGHW, TRI REPORTER
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
    Organizations: STEVE MABEE, SAFETY/ENVI. MGR (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , P & C GROUP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CAMACO LLC, CAMACO LLC - COLUMBUS MFG, DOUGLAS & LOMASON, DOUGLAS & LOMASON COMPANY, MAGNA LOMASON CORP.
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (4500 63RD ST in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    Business SIC classification: COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS INCORPORATED PLANT #8 (2210 13TH STREET in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, -68601DLLCT22101, TRI REPORTER
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: METAL STAMPINGS; CURRENT-CARRYING WIRING DEVICES; ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS; COMPUTER PROCESSING AND DATA PREPARATION AND PROCESSING SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: METAL STAMPING.
    Organizations: DALE HOLDINGS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: DALE ELECTRONICS INC., DALE ELECTRONICS, INC PLANT #8, DALE ELECTRONICS #6, VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS INC 08, VISHAY-DALE PLANT 8
  • FARMERS COOP CO-COLUMBUS (1362 3RD AVENUE in COLUMBUS, NE)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Alternative names: FARMERS COOP-COLUMBUS, FARMERS COOP OIL CO
  • GREYSTONE INCORPORATED (3330 EAST 23RD STREET in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM, REFUSE DISPOSAL, LEGAL SERVICES, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, UIC
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; LAWN AND GARDEN TRACTORS AND HOME LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT; CONVEYORS AND CONVEYING EQUIPMENT
    Organizations: HENKE MACHINE INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: HENKE MACHINE INC.
  • COLUMBUS METAL INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED (3440 15TH ST E in COLUMBUS, NE)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Nebraska tracking) - AIR PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: METALS SERVICE CENTERS AND OFFICES
  • MID AMERICA RESEARCH CHEM (2470 14TH AVE in COLUMBUS, NE)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1993-0323, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 68601 marital status for males
Zip code 68601 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 62.7%Electricity
  • 31.3%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 23,684. Population change in the 1990s: +3,488 (+14.7%).

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

  • This state: 20,361
  • Northeast: 300
  • Midwest: 2,092
  • South: 951
  • West: 1,513

58% of the 68601 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

90% of the 68601 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Columbus, NE (68601)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 805
Here:

23.5%
Nebraska:

14.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 314
Here:

18.2%
Nebraska:

12.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 188
Here:

19.5%
Nebraska:

19.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 74,872Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 66,934Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 65,513Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 59,586Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 54,367Management occupations
  • 53,038Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • JOHANNES CLEANING (1953 35TH AVENUE in COLUMBUS, NE; small business) : $20,174 in 7 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Custodial Janitorial Services by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $4,871; 2003: $4,968; 2004: $0; 2005: $5,565; 2006: $4,770.

    Biggest contracts:
    $5,067 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2005-01-01. Completion date: 2005-12-31.
    $4,968, same as above. Signed on 2003-12-29. Completion date: 2004-12-31.
    $4,871, same as above. Signed on 2002-12-12. Completion date: 2003-12-31.
    $4,770, same as above. Signed on 2006-03-01. Completion date: 2007-02-28.
  • GREG ELLER REMODELING (1521 11TH ST in COLUMBUS, NE) : $17,392 in 5 contracts from 2002 to 2005
    Contracts for Snow Removal/Salt Service (also spreading aggregate or other snow melting material) by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $4,140; 2003: $4,148; 2004: $4,416; 2005: $4,688; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $4,688 with Army for Snow Removal/Salt Service (also spreading aggregate or other snow melting material). Signed on 2005-12-09. Completion date: 2006-11-30.
    $4,416, same as above. Signed on 2004-12-01. Completion date: 2005-11-30.
    $4,148, same as above. Signed on 2003-11-06. Completion date: 2004-11-30.
    $4,140, same as above. Signed on 2002-11-26. Completion date: 2003-11-30.
  • TRAN-TEC CORPORATION (5120 26TH ST in COLUMBUS, NE; small business)
    $12,745 with Defense Logistics Agency for Hardware, Commercial. Taking place in TX. Signed on 2004-11-03. Completion date: 2005-02-28.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 6 establishments, 10-19 employees: 2 establishments, 5-9 employees: 6 establishments, 1-4 employees: 4 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 2, 20-49: 3, 10-19: 7, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 101 people in college/university student housing
  • 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 2000:

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 59. The highest number of fire incidents - 108 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 68601 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.8%), and Structure Fires (25.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 68601
    • 49949.8%Outside Fires
    • 25325.2%Structure Fires
    • 17417.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 777.7%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 68601, Nebraska

Most common first names in zip code 68601 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17177.4 years
Mary14883.3 years
Helen11082.1 years
Anna8985.8 years
William8478.4 years
Frank8180.5 years
Edward7277.4 years
Joseph7075.3 years
Charles6877.7 years
Walter6678.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 68601 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Loseke5183.6 years
Johnson4577.7 years
Miller4276.1 years
Ernst3678.9 years
Smith3376.5 years
Mueller2984.6 years
Blaser2783.7 years
Micek2476.6 years
Anderson2371.4 years
Hellbusch2373.8 years
Businesses in zip code 68601
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Menards1
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance3
Applebee's1Nike7
Arby's1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx4SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Sleep Inn1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Goodwill1Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1The Room Place1
Jimmy John's1Toyota1
KFC1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS6
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1
McDonald's1
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