Columbus, Nebraska Population 2020

23,752

Columbus is a city located in Nebraska. With a 2020 population of 23,752, it is the 9th largest city in Nebraska and the 1618th largest city in the United States. Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 7.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,111 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Columbus has a population density of 2,254 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbus is $71,094 with a poverty rate of 8.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $751 per month, and the median house value is $140,500. The median age in Columbus is 36.8 years, 35.3 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 94.51%
  • Other race: 2.66%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Columbus, Nebraska is 23,752, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,274.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,111.

Columbus, Nebraska Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202033,525810.24%
201933,444810.24%
201833,363810.24%
201733,2822540.76%
201633,0281380.42%
201532,8901380.42%
201432,7521490.45%
201332,603-71-0.22%
201232,6741610.49%
201132,5132080.64%
201032,3050.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,72994.51%
Some Other Race6112.66%
Two or More Races2951.28%
Asian1480.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.53%
Black or African American860.37%

Columbus Population Pyramid 2020

Columbus Median Age

36.8


Total

35.3


Male

38.4


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 17,086 adults, (3,789 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

11,409

49.62%

Male

11,583

50.38%

Columbus Households and Families

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
Male71.8%28.2%
All67.2%32.8%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Female44.6%55.4%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2562.4567.2
Married4,6353.1585.6
Non Family3,4981.1747.6
Female8113.6344.6
Male3123.2371.8

3.15

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbus Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9386.24%
9th to 12th Grade9226.13%
High School Graduate4,36329.00%
Some College3,43522.83%
Associates Degree1,98313.18%
Bachelors Degree2,39715.93%
Graduate Degree1,0066.69%

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,15311,3862,976
Hispanic2,5441,473310
Other Race35913613
Multiple Races13913915
Asian11511599
Black67459
Native American4545

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 asian people with a rate of 86.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,891$42,913$30,696
Less Than High School$31,528$35,648$28,363
High School Grad$33,607$41,240$25,922
Some College$36,673$41,800$31,129
Bachelors Degree$43,206$60,789$36,193
Graduate Degree$59,297$64,485$51,000

$36,891

Average Earnings

$42,913

Average Male

$30,696

Average Female

Columbus Language

Columbus Language by Age

Columbus Language

80.34% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 19.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.52% of the population.

Columbus Poverty

Columbus Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8899385.55%
Hispanic5,18891817.69%
Multiple2944214.29%
Native1234133.33%
Other576315.38%
Asian1421510.56%

8.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.78%

Male Poverty Rate

10.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Native, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Other, with 5.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.66%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.91%
Some College6.04%
High School5.29%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.43%
Male Unemployed13.68%
Female Employed6.19%
Male Employed2.97%

Columbus Income

Columbus Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,894$71,094
Families$76,419$88,514
Married Families$82,978-
Non Families$33,382$39,057

Columbus Marital Status

Columbus Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

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

Columbus Veterans

1,372

Number of Veterans

1,252

Male Veterans

120

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam500
First Gulf War209
Second Gulf War191
Korea128
World War II83
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3078.09%
Hispanic752.37%
Black2330.67%
Indian2130.00%
2 or More147.91%
Other71.48%

$Columbus Veterans by Education

3.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Employment Status

72.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.3%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.03%

Born in Nebraska

88.89%

Native Born

11.11%

Foreign Born

7.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.89% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 70.03% having been born in Nebraska. 7.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,7522391.02%
201923,5132391.03%
201823,274690.30%
201723,2052391.04%
201622,9661530.67%
201522,8131270.56%
201422,686970.43%
201322,589300.13%
201222,5591250.56%
201122,4341870.84%
201022,2471,2760.59%
200020,9711,4910.74%
199019,4802,1521.18%
198017,3281,8571.14%
197015,4712,9952.17%
196012,4763,5923.45%
19508,8841,2521.53%
19407,6327341.02%
19306,8981,4882.46%
19205,4103960.76%
19105,0141,4923.60%
19003,5223881.17%
18903,1340.00%