Columbus, New Mexico Population 2022

1,398
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Columbus is a city located in Luna County New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 1,398, it is the 107th largest city in New Mexico and the 12963rd largest city in the United States. Columbus is currently declining at a rate of -1.55% annually and its population has decreased by -3.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,442 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Columbus has a population density of 300 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbus is $24,420 with a poverty rate of 34.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbus is 31.9 years, 27.2 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbuswas:

  • White: 99.71%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Columbus, New Mexico is 1,398 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,442.

Columbus, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

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Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2022

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Columbus Median Age

31.4


Total

26.8


Male

42.3


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 750 adults, (143 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

480

45.98%

Male

564

54.02%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbus Household Types

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus Households and Families

3.66

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

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Columbus Households by Type

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Columbus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 75.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.53%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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$11,950

Average Earnings

$15,417

Average Male

$9,904

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

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Columbus Language

20.65% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 79.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 79.35% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

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34.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.01%

Male Poverty Rate

41.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 14.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Hispanic, with 37.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 23.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.28%.

Columbus Poverty

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Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

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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 20-34.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

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Columbus Marital Status

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52

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Columbus Veterans by War

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Columbus Veterans by Age

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Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

42.5%

Employment Rate

14.2%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Employment by Age

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Columbus Employment by Race

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Columbus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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37.84%

Born in Columbus

62.93%

Native Born

37.07%

Foreign Born

29.21%

Non Citizen

7.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.93% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 37.84% having been born in New Mexico. 29.21% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Columbus Population by Year