Columbus is a city located in Platte County Nebraska. It is also the county seat of Platte County. With a 2020 population of 23,792, it is the 9th largest city in Nebraska and the 1624th largest city in the United States . Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 7.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,111 in 2010. Columbus reached it's highest population of 23,792 in 2021. Spanning over 11 miles, Columbus has a population density of 2,258 people per square mile.
The average household income in Columbus is $71,780 with a poverty rate of 9.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $763 per month, and the median house value is $145,500. The median age in Columbus is 36.5 years, 35 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.