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Columbus, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus had a population of 3,844 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Colombus.

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Columbus, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,844
Daytime Population: Workers 3,295
Daytime Population: Residents 2,321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 3,601
Population in Familes 2,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 243
Population Density2 1,339
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $46,981
Average Household Income $66,997
Per Capita Income $26,997


Total Housing Units 1,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 885 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 596 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $166,186
Average Home Value $216,846


Total Households 1,482
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 947
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 0.63%
Households 0.67% 0.61%
Families 0.74% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2017 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 # 486 72nd
Population Density # 526 70th
Diversity Index # 245 86th
Median Household Income # 850 51st
Per Capita Income # 592 66th

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