Columbus, Nebraska Population 2019

Columbus, Nebraska's estimated population is 23,274 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Columbus, Nebraska is the 10th largest city in Nebraska based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2282.85 people/mi² (881.41 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36.6 years, 34.6 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.44 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Columbus, Nebraska is $54,822, while the mean household income is $66,256.

Columbus Ne Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbus Ne was:

  • White: 94.67%
  • Other race: 2.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.22%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Columbus, Nebraska?

23,274
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201823,274690.30%
201723,2052391.04%
201622,9661530.67%
201522,8131270.56%
201422,686970.43%
201322,589300.13%
201222,5591250.56%
201122,4341870.84%
201022,2471,2760.59%
200020,9711,4910.74%
199019,4802,1521.18%
198017,3281,8571.14%
197015,4712,9952.17%
196012,4763,5923.45%
19508,8841,2521.53%
19407,6327341.02%
19306,8981,4882.46%
19205,4103960.76%
19105,0141,4923.60%
19003,5223881.17%
18903,1340.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White21,618
Some Other Race609
Two or More Races278
Asian126
American Indian and Alaska Native107
Black or African American96

Columbus Ne Population Pyramid 2019

Columbus Ne Median Age

36.6


Total

34.6


Male

38.4


Female

Columbus Ne Adults

There are 16,912 adults, (3,640 of whom are seniors) in Columbus Ne.

Columbus Ne Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Ne Sex Ratio

Female

11,219

49.13%

Male

11,615

50.87%

Columbus Ne Households and Families

Columbus Ne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbus Ne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
Male67.3%32.7%
All66%34%
Female51%49%
Non Family44%56%

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2152.4466
Married4,5283.1385.8
Non Family3,4971.1644
Female8933.5851
Male2973.667.3

3.15

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbus Ne Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8475.72%
9th to 12th Grade1,0326.97%
High School Graduate4,48330.27%
Some College3,37322.78%
Associates Degree1,83312.38%
Bachelors Degree2,27815.38%
Graduate Degree9626.50%

Columbus Ne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,11911,3172,852
Hispanic2,3661,305299
Other Race3218212
Multiple Races139139
Asian888872
Black53375
Native American434312

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,952$40,966$29,715
Less Than High School$29,016$33,272$24,342
High School Grad$31,246$36,280$25,042
Some College$35,396$41,560$31,106
Bachelors Degree$41,343$54,688$34,625
Graduate Degree$64,149$65,871$57,656

$34,952

Average Earnings

$40,966

Average Male

$29,715

Average Female

Columbus Ne Language

Columbus Ne Language by Age

Columbus Ne Language

80.53% of Columbus Ne residents speak only English, while 19.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.28% of the population.

Columbus Ne Poverty

Columbus Ne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8691,0366.14%
Hispanic5,01994218.77%
Multiple2774114.80%
Other573376.46%
Native1073128.97%
Black471736.17%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.99%

Male Poverty Rate

10.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus Ne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus Ne is Black, with 36.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus Ne is White, with 6.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.71%
High School6.47%
Some College6.15%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.92%
Male Unemployed12.15%
Female Employed4.54%
Male Employed4.26%

Columbus Ne Income

Columbus Ne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,822$66,256
Families$70,914$82,219
Married Families$80,038-
Non Families$30,766$37,535

Columbus Ne Marital Status

Columbus Ne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Ne Married by Age and Sex

Columbus Ne Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbus Ne Marital Status by Race

Columbus Ne Veterans

1,445

Number of Veterans

1,314

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam541
First Gulf War240
Second Gulf War196
Korea151
World War II83

Columbus Ne Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3948.67%
Hispanic742.45%
Indian1624.62%
Other132.88%
Black1320.97%
2 or More95.92%

Columbus Ne Veterans by Education

3.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Ne Employment Status

73.5%

Labor Force Participation

70.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Ne Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.46%

Born in Nebraska

89.03%

Native Born

10.97%

Foreign Born

7.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.03% of Columbus Ne residents were born in the United States, with 70.46% having been born in Nebraska. 7.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.