Columbus, Kansas Population 2024

2,844

Columbus is a city located in Cherokee County Kansas. Columbus has a 2024 population of 2,844. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County.Columbus is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -2.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,916 in 2020.

The average household income in Columbus is $53,338 with a poverty rate of 17.1%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbus is 40.9 years, 34.6 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 86.24%
  • Two or more races: 8.59%
  • Black or African American: 3.63%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,188.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.47% (-72)
The current population of Columbus, Kansas is 2,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,916.

Columbus, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,52086.24%
Two or more races2518.59%
Black or African American1063.63%
Native American361.23%
Asian90.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2024

Columbus Median Age

40.9

Total

34.6

Male

45.6

Female

Columbus Adults

There are 2,389 adults, (608 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female1,64956.43%
Male1,27343.57%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2792.2356.843.2
Non Family6021.3333.766.3
Married4882.990.89.2
Female1442.8639.660.4
Male455.0751.148.9
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2.96

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

56.8%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 31.03%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,266

Average Earnings

$33,011

Average Male

$35,550

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

99.78% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 0.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.22% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,46334413.97%
Black1068983.96%
Multiple2513714.74%
Native362055.56%
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17.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.8%

Male Poverty Rate

16.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Black, with 83.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 13.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.83%.

Columbus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.97%
High School33.66%
Some College13.45%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%
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Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed4.58%
Female Employed0.34%
Female Unemployed
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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

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.8%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

197

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Columbus Veterans by War

count

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Columbus Veterans by Age

count

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Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

1.4%

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

47.88%

Born in Columbus

99.69%

Native Born

0.31%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.69% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 47.88% having been born in Kansas. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,754-18-0.65%
20282,772-18-0.65%
20272,790-18-0.64%
20262,808-18-0.64%
20252,826-18-0.63%
20242,844-18-0.63%
20232,862-18-0.62%
20222,880-18-0.62%
20212,898-18-0.62%
20202,916-135-4.42%
20193,051-22-0.72%
20183,073-20-0.65%
20173,093-19-0.61%
20163,112-42-1.33%
20153,154-36-1.13%
20143,190-20-0.62%
20133,210-44-1.35%
20123,254-25-0.76%
20113,279-24-0.73%
20103,303-93-2.74%
20003,3961283.92%
19903,268-158-4.61%
19803,426702.09%
19703,356-39-1.15%
19603,395-95-2.72%
19503,490882.59%
19403,4021675.16%
19303,235802.54%
19203,155912.97%
19103,064
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Columbus Population by Year