Columbus is a city located in Luna County New Mexico. Columbus has a 2020 population of 1,398. 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 2010.
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 $65,000. The median age in Columbus is 31.9 years, 27.2 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbuswas:
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Columbus
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.