Living in Columbus, WI

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Columbus SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
7

Columbus, WI Crime Report

40
Total Crimes
794.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-69.08%
Below National Average

Columbus, WI Cost Of Living

99
Columbus's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Columbus, Wisconsin Info Snack

Columbus is a city in Columbia (mostly) and Dodge Counties in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 4,991 at the 2010 census. All of this population resided in the Columbia County portion of the city. Columbus is located about 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Madison on the Crawfish River. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nearly all of the city is located within the town of Columbus in Columbia County, though a small portion lies within the town of Elba in Dodge County.
Population
5,022
Unemployment
2.0%
Poverty
8.7%
Median Home
$148,500
Median Income
$57,976
Median Rent
$816

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Map Of Columbus, WI

Population over time in Columbus

Year Population % Change
2017 5,022 0.4%
2016 5,004 0.0%
2015 5,004 0.1%
2014 4,999 -0.3%
2013 5,014 0.1%
2012 5,007 0.6%
2011 4,979 0.4%
2010 4,958 0.8%
2009 4,920 -
Crime/100k Columbus WI USA
Violent Crime 377.2 295.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.0 5.0
Robbery 0.0 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 238.2 193.7 246.8
Property Crime 416.9 1559.9 2199.5
Burglary 19.9 242.5 376.0
Larceny 377.2 1168.9 1594.6
Car Theft 19.9 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Columbus

White
92.2% (4,631)
African American
0.0% (0)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
3.2% (163)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.9% (145)
Hispanic
1.7% (83)
Race Columbus WI USA
White 92.2% 81.5% 61.1%
African American 0.0% 6.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.8% 0.7%
Asian 3.2% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.9% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.7% 6.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Columbus, Wisconsin

Less than $10,000
4.7% (23,511)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.6% (23,041)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.4% (31,975)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.6% (68,182)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.6% (33,150)
$50,000 to $74,999
26.3% (131,898)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.4% (82,289)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.8% (59,013)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.6% (23,041)
$200,000 or more
5.2% (26,097)
Income Columbus WI USA
Less than $10,000 4.7% 5.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.6% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.4% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.6% 9.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.6% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 26.3% 19.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.4% 13.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.8% 15.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.6% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.2% 4.4% 7.0%

Gender in Columbus

Female
51.8% (2,599)
Male
48.2% (2,423)
Gender Columbus WI USA
Female 51.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Columbus for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (50)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (200)
High School / GED
31.0% (1,556)
Some College
21.0% (1,054)
Associate's Degree
12.0% (602)
Bachelor's Degree
23.0% (1,155)
Master's Degree
5.0% (251)
Professional Degree
3.0% (150)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Columbus WI USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 12.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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