Columbus, Nebraska Population 2023

24,604

Columbus is a city located in Platte County Nebraska. It is also the county seat of Platte County. With a 2023 population of 24,604, it is the 10th largest city in Nebraska and the 1900th largest city in the United States.Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 2.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,028 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Columbus has a population density of 2,335 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbus is $71,780 with a poverty rate of 10.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbus is 37.5 years, 36.4 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 88.98%
  • Other race: 5.31%
  • Two or more races: 4.18%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Black or African American: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Columbus, Nebraska is 24,604 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,028.

Columbus, Nebraska Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2023

Columbus Median Age

37.5

Total

36.4

Male

38.7

Female

Columbus Adults

There are 17,249 adults, (3,934 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female11,59149.77%
Male11,70050.23%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.17

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbus Households and Families

Male

Female

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

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 96.4%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$38,085

Average Earnings

$44,317

Average Male

$32,264

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

80.13% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 19.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.75% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

rate

10.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.28%

Male Poverty Rate

8.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Native, with 89.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Multiple, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.08%.

Columbus Poverty

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

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 Over 65, 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

1,029

Number of Veterans

961

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

Columbus Veterans by War

Columbus Veterans by Age

count

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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

69.2%

Born in Columbus

84.86%

Native Born

12.07%

Foreign Born

7.09%

Non Citizen

4.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.86% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 69.2% having been born in Nebraska. 7.09% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Columbus Population by Year