Columbus is a city located in Cherokee County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. With a 2020 population of 3,004, it is the 88th largest city in Kansas and the 6259th largest city in the United States . Columbus is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -9.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,312 in 2010. Columbus reached it's highest population of 3,490 in 1950. Spanning over 2 miles, Columbus has a population density of 1,255 people per square mile.
The average household income in Columbus is $45,518 with a poverty rate of 19.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $532 per month, and the median house value is $66,200. The median age in Columbus is 38.8 years, 33.5 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.