Statewide Claims to Fame

Columbus is 6th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Columbus is 8th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Foreign born residents

Columbus is 8th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Columbus is 9th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Home ownership rate

Columbus is 9th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Columbus is 9th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Size in square miles

Columbus is 10th in Nebraska out of 29 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Columbus is 10th in Nebraska out of 31 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Columbus is 10th in Nebraska out of 32 other cities in Current population (2012)

Columbus is 10th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Households

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Current population (2012) 22,509 10th 1,855,525 313,914,040
Size in square miles 9.8 9th 76,824.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,245.7 17th 23.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Residents younger than 5 7.6% 11th 7.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.4% 9th 25.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.3% 13th 13.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.5% 20th 90.3% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.5% 24th 27.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Race - White 88.1% 20th 89.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.5% 29th 4.8% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 10th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.5% 25th 2.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 25th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.8% 19th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.3% 8th 9.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 81.5% 23rd 81.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Female residents 50.5% 26th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.0% 8th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Housing units 9,322 10th 801,185 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 22.2% 18th 19.5% 25.9%
Households 8,689 10th 715,703 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 70.1% 9th 68.3% 66.1%
Home median value $110,000 13th $125,400 $186,200
People per household 2.5 12th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Income per capita $23,931 15th $26,113 $27,915
Income per household $48,551 12th $50,695 $52,762
Income below poverty line 8.8% 25th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Columbus Rank Nebraska US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,526 6th 159,665 27,092,908
Retail sales $437,991 11th $26,486,612 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $20,519 10th $14,965 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $37,988 10th $2,685,580 $613,795,732

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