Columbus, Minnesota Population 2024

4,287

Columbus is a city located in Anoka County, Chisago County, Ramsey County, and Washington County Minnesota. Columbus has a 2024 population of 4,287. Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 2.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,175 in 2020.

The average household income in Columbus is $116,115 with a poverty rate of 3.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbus is 47 years, 47.1 years for males, and 46.8 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 91.41%
  • Asian: 2.92%
  • Two or more races: 2.85%
  • Native American: 2.15%
  • Other race: 0.67%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
44.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
95.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.68% (112)
The current population of Columbus, Minnesota is 4,287 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,175.

Columbus, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,82191.41%
Asian1222.92%
Two or more races1192.85%
Native American902.15%
Other race280.67%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2024

Columbus Median Age

47

Total

47.1

Male

46.8

Female

Columbus Adults

There are 3,411 adults, (735 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female1,97747.3%
Male2,20352.7%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6132.5986.713.3
Married9982.79991
Non Family3271.567822
Male2413.1356.443.6
Female472.7740.459.6

2.76

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

86.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50.16%
9th to 12th Grade190.62%
High School Graduate84927.86%
Some College83227.31%
Associates Degree42313.88%
Bachelors Degree70623.17%
Graduate Degree2136.99%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,7872,768874
Native American909021
Asian717115
2+ Races57570
Other Race28289
Hispanic1490

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 32.14%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$57,234$68,208$44,261
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$45,500$43,523$48,512
Some College$65,150$77,500$29,288
Bachelors Degree$55,652$0$49,185
Graduate Degree$83,050$0$72,344

$57,234

Average Earnings

$68,208

Average Male

$44,261

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

94.07% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 5.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.75% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,7591293.43%
Multiple119119.24%

3.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.12%

Male Poverty Rate

3.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Multiple, with 9.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 3.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.08%.

Columbus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.83%
Bachelors or Greater7.51%
High School4.36%
Some College0.88%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.83%
Female Unemployed35.71%
Female Employed4.71%
Male Employed0%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$103,906$116,115
Families$123,929$122,587
Married Families$131,383$-999,999,999
Non Families$66,420$78,260

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

59.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

227

Number of Veterans

227

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam96
First Gulf War44
Second Gulf War35
Korea7
World War II0

Columbus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6478
65 to 7462
75+42
35 to 5428
18 to 3417

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2186.89%
Native American910%

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.4%

Employment Rate

2.1%

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

81.22%

Born in Columbus

98.35%

Native Born

1.65%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.35% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 81.22% having been born in Minnesota. 0% 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
20294,427280.64%
20284,399280.64%
20274,371280.64%
20264,343280.65%
20254,315280.65%
20244,287280.66%
20234,259280.66%
20224,23110.02%
20214,230551.32%
20204,175380.92%
20194,137390.95%
20184,098421.04%
20174,056350.87%
20164,021180.45%
20154,003240.6%
20143,979160.4%
20133,963160.41%
20123,947250.64%
20113,92250.13%
20103,91700%

Columbus Population by Year