Columbus, Indiana Population 2024

52,220

Columbus is a city located in Bartholomew County Indiana. Columbus has a 2024 population of 52,220. It is also the county seat of Bartholomew County.Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 3.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,496 in 2020.

The average household income in Columbus is $96,490 with a poverty rate of 11.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbus is 35.8 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 76.06%
  • Asian: 12.67%
  • Two or more races: 5.41%
  • Other race: 3.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.12%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
28.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,858.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.41% (1,724)
The current population of Columbus, Indiana is 52,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 50,496.

Columbus, Indiana Population 2024

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Columbus Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White38,71376.06%
Asian6,45012.67%
Two or more races2,7535.41%
Other race1,8323.6%
Black or African American1,0792.12%
Native American690.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2024

Columbus Median Age

35.8

Total

34.9

Male

36.8

Female

Columbus Adults

There are 38,984 adults, (7,983 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female25,02449.17%
Male25,87250.83%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All21,1942.3660.239.8
Married9,8463.0781.418.6
Non Family8,4181.2641.158.9
Female2,2123.2845.854.2
Male7182.6436.463.6
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3

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Columbus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.7%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.66%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,152

Average Earnings

$64,231

Average Male

$38,446

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbus Language

81.33% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 18.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.6% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White36,2824,37712.06%
Asian6,45065810.2%
Hispanic4,4514159.32%
Multiple2,73635312.9%
Other1,74229616.99%
Black98913113.25%
Native691014.49%
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11.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.13%

Male Poverty Rate

12.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Other, with 16.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Hispanic, with 9.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.07%.

Columbus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.09%
Less Than 9th Grade16.17%
Some College10.27%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%
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Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.08%
Male Unemployed36.85%
Female Employed6.83%
Male Employed6.46%
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Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,162

Number of Veterans

2,002

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

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Columbus Veterans by War

count

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Columbus Veterans by Age

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Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.11%

Born in Columbus

84.15%

Native Born

15.85%

Foreign Born

12.13%

Non Citizen

3.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.15% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 60.11% having been born in Indiana. 12.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Columbus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202954,6004760.88%
202854,1244760.89%
202753,6484760.9%
202653,1724760.9%
202552,6964760.91%
202452,2204760.92%
202351,7444760.93%
202251,2684760.94%
202150,7922960.59%
202050,4962,2524.67%
201948,2445561.17%
201847,6883340.71%
201747,354340.07%
201647,3204951.06%
201546,8255601.21%
201446,2655001.09%
201345,7653770.83%
201245,3888041.8%
201144,5844741.07%
201044,1105,05112.93%
200039,0597,25722.82%
199031,8021,1883.88%
198030,6144,15715.71%
197026,4575,67927.33%
196020,7782,40813.11%
195018,3706,63256.5%
194011,7381,80318.15%
19309,93594510.51%
19208,9901772.01%
19108,8136838.4%
19008,1301,41121%
18906,7191,90639.6%
18804,8131,45443.29%
18703,359
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Columbus Population by Year