Columbus, Kansas Population 2022

2,853
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Columbus is a city located in Cherokee County Kansas. Columbus has a 2020 population of 2,853. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. Columbus is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -2.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,929 in 2010.

The average household income in Columbus is $45,518 with a poverty rate of 21.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $484 per month, and the median house value is $58,200. The median age in Columbus is 38.8 years, 33.5 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbuswas:

  • White: 91.97%
  • Two or more races: 6.83%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbus, Kansas is 2,853 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,929.

Columbus, Kansas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,81691.97%
Black or African American10.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.69%
Asian80.26%
Some Other Race70.23%
Two or More Races2096.83%
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Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2022

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Columbus Median Age

39.9


Total

33.8


Male

43.9


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 2,536 adults, (681 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

1,618

52.84%

Male

1,444

47.16%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.7%11.3%
All59.9%40.1%
Non Family44.1%55.9%
Female38.1%61.9%
Male26.2%73.8%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3702.259.9
Married5292.788.7
Male423.8826.2
Female1893.1638.1
Non Family6101.3544.1

2.79

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Columbus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade471.98%
9th to 12th Grade28111.84%
High School Graduate80733.99%
Some College57124.05%
Associates Degree2249.44%
Bachelors Degree30412.81%
Graduate Degree1405.90%
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Columbus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race777
Native American21218
2+ Races909028
White2,2471,919401
Black11
Asian55
Hispanic33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,831$28,462$30,649
Less Than 9th Grade$$$4,079
High School Graduate$31,230$31,875$30,972
Some College$26,957$$27,500
Bachelors Degree$41,809$$40,984
Graduate Degree$$$

$29,831

Average Earnings

$28,462

Average Male

$30,649

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

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Columbus Language

99.83% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 0.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.17% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11100.00%
Hispanic33100.00%
Native211361.90%
White2,76463222.87%
OtherNaN%
Multiple20952.39%

21.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.15%

Male Poverty Rate

22.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Multiple, with 2.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.87%.

Columbus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade66.04%
High School23.00%
Some College19.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.50%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.93%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed5.81%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,688$47,334
Families$50,726$60,303
Married Families$60,461-
Non Families$17,200$30,203
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Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

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Columbus Marriage

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

Columbus Marital Status by Race

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Columbus Marital Status

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255

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War63
First Gulf War61
Vietnam65
Korea30
World War II

Columbus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3463
35 to 5448
55 to 6433
65 to 7442
75+69

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

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36.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

68.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

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48.3%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Employment by Age

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Columbus Employment by Race

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Columbus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.72%

Born in Columbus

99.74%

Native Born

0.26%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.74% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 45.72% having been born in Kansas. 0.26% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19103,0640.00%
19203,155910.29%
19303,235800.25%
19403,4021670.50%
19503,490880.26%
19603,395-95-0.28%
19703,356-39-0.12%
19803,426700.21%
19903,268-158-0.47%
20003,3961280.38%
20103,312-84-0.25%
20113,274-38-1.15%
20123,236-38-1.16%
20133,198-38-1.17%
20143,160-38-1.19%
20153,122-38-1.20%
20163,084-38-1.22%
20173,046-38-1.23%
20183,008-38-1.25%
20192,970-38-1.26%
20202,929-41-1.38%
20212,891-38-1.30%
20222,853-38-1.31%

Columbus Population by Year