Columbus, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Columbus, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus had a population of 3,896 as of July 1, 2016. Columbus ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 29.7028 and longitude -96.5571 in Colorado County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colorado County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Columbus (GNIS ID: 2410203) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Columbus is located within Columbus Division of Colorado County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Colombus.

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Columbus, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,896
Population in Households 3,631
Population in Familes 2,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 265
Population Density1 1,357
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,489
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 951
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 888 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 601 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $165,566
Average Home Value $221,787


Median Household Income $42,474
Average Household Income $62,913
Per Capita Income $25,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 0.55%
Households 0.85% 0.53%
Families 0.92% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 476 73rd
Population Density1 # 516 71st
Diversity Index2 # 257 85th
Median Household Income # 961 45th
Per Capita Income # 631 64th

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