Columbus, Texas

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Population in 2017: 3,653 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.7%
 
Males: 1,724  (47.2%)
Females: 1,929  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78934, 78943.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,262 (it was $29,175 in 2000)
Columbus:

$43,262
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,813 (it was $15,822 in 2000)

Columbus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,034 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Columbus:

$158,034
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $204,277; detached houses: $210,379; mobile homes: $15,870

Median gross rent in 2017: $588.

March 2019 cost of living index in Columbus: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.0%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Columbus, TX (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Texas as of September 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 248 to 1.


Crime rates in Columbus by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.9)
1
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(150.6)
2
(49.4)
9
(229.0)
13
(332.9)
4
(102.9)
2
(51.9)
3
(80.4)
6
(162.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(82.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.2)
1
(27.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
7
(178.1)
5
(128.0)
5
(128.7)
2
(51.9)
5
(134.0)
1
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.4)
1
(27.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(502.1)
18
(445.0)
68
(1,730)
40
(1,024)
34
(874.9)
20
(518.9)
12
(321.5)
18
(486.6)
5
(138.5)
2
(54.9)
7
(191.5)
4
(110.3)
6
(164.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(677.9)
42
(1,038)
57
(1,450)
64
(1,639)
20
(514.7)
50
(1,297)
36
(964.6)
16
(432.5)
14
(387.7)
8
(219.4)
18
(492.5)
9
(248.3)
12
(328.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
96
(2,410)
91
(2,250)
121
(3,079)
140
(3,585)
79
(2,033)
89
(2,309)
93
(2,492)
112
(3,028)
80
(2,215)
55
(1,509)
60
(1,642)
38
(1,048)
52
(1,423)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(326.4)
5
(123.6)
6
(152.7)
4
(102.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(77.8)
6
(160.8)
2
(54.1)
7
(193.9)
1
(27.4)
2
(54.7)
5
(137.9)
5
(136.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(50.2)
4
(98.9)
2
(50.9)
3
(76.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(103.8)
1
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)398.4301.1819.6775.9413.3402.2402.5390.9214.3162.9151.0136.6162.0

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City-data.com crime index in Columbus, TX

Crime rate in Columbus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Texas average:

2.04
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Ancestries: German (19.9%), Czech (4.4%), Irish (3.6%), English (3.5%), Slavic (3.4%), American (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,294 people per square mile   (low).

Columbus, Texas map

240 residents are foreign born (5.6% Latin America).

This city:

6.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,903 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,171 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 29.71 N, Longitude: 96.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,519 (+40.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,011 (64.1%)

Area code: 979

Distribution of median household income in Columbus, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Columbus, TX in 2017
Columbus satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $161,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbus, TX residents
Average permit cost in Columbus, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Columbus, TX
Historical housing units in Columbus, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +479 (+13.9%).
Most common industries in Columbus, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.9%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
  • Food (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Columbus, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)

Average climate in Columbus, Texas

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Columbus, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.1. This is better than average.

City:

57.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.06. This is about average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

7.06
U.S.:

8.46

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 Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus 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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbus topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Colorado County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Columbus:

Marital status in Columbus, TX
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Columbus:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Columbus
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Columbus, TX (based on Colorado County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

6.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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%
Texas:

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

Columbus government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($33.94)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($5.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $720,000 ($197.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $697,000 ($190.80)
    Gas Utilities: $659,000 ($180.40)
    Water Utilities: $536,000 ($146.73)
    General - Other: $505,000 ($138.24)
    Regular Highways: $465,000 ($127.29)
    Sewerage: $394,000 ($107.86)
    Central Staff Services: $361,000 ($98.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $233,000 ($63.78)
    Libraries: $221,000 ($60.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $97,000 ($26.55)
    Health - Other: $63,000 ($17.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $63,000 ($17.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000 ($16.42)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($2.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($35.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $57,000 ($15.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($4.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($2.19)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($1.37)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.82)
    Gas Utilities: $3,000 ($0.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,511,000 ($413.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $184,000 ($50.37)

Columbus government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $684,000 ($187.24)
    Sewerage: $660,000 ($180.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($5.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $110,000 ($30.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000 ($18.34)
    Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($14.51)
    Donations From Private Sources: $17,000 ($4.65)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($2.19)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,034,000 ($283.06)
    Gas Utilities: $760,000 ($208.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $56,000 ($15.33)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($10.40)
    General Local Government Support: $10,000 ($2.74)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,109,000 ($303.59)
    Property: $646,000 ($176.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $262,000 ($71.72)
    Other Selective Sales: $233,000 ($63.78)
    Other License: $29,000 ($7.94)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.82)

Columbus government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,315,000 ($2549.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,855,000 ($2424.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000 ($125.92)

Columbus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,180,000 ($1418.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,000 ($35.86)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Texas average:

7.43%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harris County, TX  1.25% ($93,612 average AGI)
from Fayette County, TX  0.56% ($38,659)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.56% ($91,727)


5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Texas average:

7.26%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harris County, TX  1.29% ($47,129 average AGI)
to Fayette County, TX  0.60% ($45,851)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.42% ($59,303)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Columbus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 1,158ft / 353mTotal length
  • $1,147,000Total costs
  • 595,365Total average daily traffic
  • 188,457Total average daily truck traffic
  • 678,030Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Columbus, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 81980-1989
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Columbus, TX

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Columbus)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

21 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 12016 , Serial Number: 26, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 04/05/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Carl H Christensen, 125 Saint Paul Dr, Columbus, TX 78934
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1576J , Serial Number: 28-23982, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 10/25/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin J Mccausland, 516 Crockett St, Columbus, TX 78934
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 269C-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360-G1A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16300 , Serial Number: 0256, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 09/27/2018
    Registrant (Individual): John D Batla, Po Box 901, Columbus, TX 78934
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3683W , Serial Number: 32-593, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2012
    Registrant (LLC): Pps Aviation LLC, 1239 Bowie St, Columbus, TX 78934
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IGO-540-B1A (350 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53264 , Serial Number: 3257220, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 06/16/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): B & D Services Inc, Po Box 1123, Columbus, TX 78934
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 124 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 999CK , Serial Number: 32R-7887177, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 12/28/2004
    Registrant (Individual): John D Batla, Po Box 901, Columbus, TX 78934
  • Aircraft: COWART ROBERT L RANS S-12XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 1154V , Serial Number: 2960688, Certificate Issue Date: 11/14/1996
    Registrant (Corporation): Cowart Aero Enterprises Inc, Rr 1 Box 1346a, Columbus, TX 78934
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/09/1952, Exported to: Mexico

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 57. The highest number of reported fires - 136 took place in 2011, and the least - 6 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Columbus, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (62.3%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (20.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Columbus, TX
    • 60262.3%Outside Fires
    • 19720.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 15415.9%Structure Fires
    • 141.4%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Columbus, TX
  • 60.2%Utility gas
  • 32.1%Electricity
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Columbus, TX
  • 54.6%Utility gas
  • 45.4%Electricity


Columbus compared to Texas state average:

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