Columbus, Kansas Population 2021

3,004
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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.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 90.80%
  • Two or more races: 7.36%
  • Other race: 1.00%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbus, Kansas is 3,004 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,076.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,312.

Columbus, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,80290.80%
Two or More Races2277.36%
Some Other Race311.00%
Asian190.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.23%
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Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbus Median Age

38.8


Total

33.5


Male

41.8


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 2,431 adults, (541 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

1,574

51.00%

Male

1,512

49.00%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
All58.9%41.1%
Female52.1%47.9%
Non Family41.9%58.1%
Male0%100%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2212.4858.9
Married5112.9981.6
Non Family4821.3941.9
Female1923.6452.1
Male363.750

3.09

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Columbus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade793.59%
9th to 12th Grade2049.26%
High School Graduate77135.01%
Some College55225.07%
Associates Degree1607.27%
Bachelors Degree30813.99%
Graduate Degree1285.81%
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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
White2,0981,826395
2+ Races696927
Other Race1877
Hispanic143
Asian77
Native American777

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,400$27,500$27,130
Less Than 9th Grade$11,163$$4,083
High School Graduate$30,533$31,131$30,219
Some College$26,010$$25,972
Bachelors Degree$40,139$$40,602
Graduate Degree$5,909$$

$27,400

Average Earnings

$27,500

Average Male

$27,130

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

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Columbus Language

98.50% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 1.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.26% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,74954419.79%
Hispanic2727100.00%
Other312477.42%
Multiple22762.64%

19.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.32%

Male Poverty Rate

16.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Multiple, with 2.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.63%.

Columbus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade60.46%
Some College22.36%
High School15.85%
Bachelors or Greater8.03%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed34.48%
Male Employed8.97%
Female Employed4.95%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,392$45,518
Families$50,078$56,664
Married Families$60,764-
Non Families$18,284$27,586
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Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

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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224

Number of Veterans

216

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam77
First Gulf War60
Korea28
Second Gulf War27
World War II

Columbus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+66
65 to 7453
35 to 5447
55 to 6431
18 to 3427

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

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42.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

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52.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

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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46.60%

Born in Columbus

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 46.60% having been born in Kansas. 0.97% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,004-24-0.79%
20203,028-24-0.79%
20193,052-24-0.78%
20183,076-13-0.42%
20173,089-21-0.68%
20163,110-42-1.33%
20153,152-36-1.13%
20143,188-20-0.62%
20133,208-42-1.29%
20123,250-27-0.82%
20113,277-25-0.76%
20103,302-94-0.28%
20003,3961280.38%
19903,268-158-0.47%
19803,426700.21%
19703,356-39-0.12%
19603,395-95-0.28%
19503,490880.26%
19403,4021670.50%
19303,235800.25%
19203,155910.29%
19103,0640.00%

Columbus Population by Year