Columbus, Montana Population 2024

1,918

Columbus is a city located in Carbon County and Stillwater County Montana. Columbus has a 2024 population of 1,918. It is also the county seat of Stillwater County. Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 2.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,868 in 2020.

The average household income in Columbus is $81,026 with a poverty rate of 12.58%. The median age in Columbus is 46.5 years: 48.2 years for males, and 45.9 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 93.37%
  • Two or more races: 4.92%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Montana
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,397.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.68% (50)
The current population of Columbus, Montana is 1,918 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,868.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,80493.37%
Two or more races954.92%
Asian231.19%
Native American100.52%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2024

Columbus Median Age

46.5

Total

48.2

Male

45.9

Female

Columbus Adults

There are 1,543 adults, (487 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

83

Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female99251.35%
Male94048.65%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8492.2275.324.7
Married3603.0393.16.9
Non Family3501.0858.641.4
Female1222.8967.232.8
Male173.711000

3.01

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade423.13%
Associates Degree725.37%
Bachelors Degree22917.06%
Graduate Degree987.3%
High School Graduate52038.75%
Less Than 9th Grade533.95%
Some College32824.44%

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
White1,2151,167311
Hispanic865414
2+ Races57182
Native American10100
Asian1020

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 white people with a rate of 25.6%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$43,828$0$41,250
Graduate Degree$73,295$101,071$71,607
High School Graduate$33,229$47,031$23,906
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$43,625$63,750$29,167
Some College$50,000$65,625$24,583

$43,625

Average Earnings

$63,750

Average Male

$29,167

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

97.49% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 2.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,7161639.5%
Hispanic1007474%
Multiple953233.68%

12.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.94%

Male Poverty Rate

13.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Hispanic, with 74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 9.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.66%.

Columbus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.1%
Some College15.5%
High School12.84%
Bachelors or Greater5.2%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.27%
Male Unemployed10%
Female Employed8.58%
Male Employed2.49%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$78,875$86,517
Households$59,150$81,026
Married Families$96,094$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,775$72,225

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

168

Number of Veterans

152

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam89
First Gulf War44
Korea20
Second Gulf War14
World War II0

Columbus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7466
75+37
35 to 5435
55 to 6426
18 to 344

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White16211.07%
2+ Races610.53%

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

5%

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

62.99%

Born in Columbus

96.89%

Native Born

3.11%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

2.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.89% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 62.99% having been born in Montana. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Columbus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,982130.66%
20281,969130.66%
20271,956120.62%
20261,944130.67%
20251,931130.68%
20241,918120.63%
20231,90620.11%
20221,904321.71%
20211,87240.21%
20201,868-204-9.85%
20192,072412.02%
20182,031180.89%
20172,013110.55%
20162,002-14-0.69%
20152,016452.28%
20141,97150.25%
20131,966392.02%
20121,927110.57%
20111,916241.27%
20101,89200%

Columbus Population by Year