Columbus, Texas Population 2021

3,708
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Columbus is a city located in Colorado County Texas. It is also the county seat of Colorado County. With a 2020 population of 3,708, it is the 438th largest city in Texas and the 5615th largest city in the United States . Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 1.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,655 in 2010. Columbus reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Columbus has a population density of 1,291 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbus is $76,664 with a poverty rate of 10.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $593 per month, and the median house value is $143,300. The median age in Columbus is 39.9 years, 31.8 years for males, and 46.1 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 67.13%
  • Other race: 18.61%
  • Black or African American: 13.93%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Asian: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Columbus, Texas is 3,708 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,646.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,655.

Columbus, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,42867.13%
Some Other Race67318.61%
Black or African American50413.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.28%
Asian20.06%
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Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid $2021

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Columbus Median Age

39.9


Total

31.8


Male

46.1


Female

Columbus Adults

There are 2,870 adults, (871 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

80.9

Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female

1,887

52.17%

Male

1,730

47.83%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family59.6%40.4%
All71.5%28.5%
Married78.8%21.2%
Female81.7%18.3%
Male100%0%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Columbus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3882.4371.5
Non Family5821.0559.6
Married5483.0778.8
Female2414.281.7
Male173.41100

3.42

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Columbus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25110.21%
9th to 12th Grade1486.02%
High School Graduate85834.91%
Some College41817.01%
Associates Degree2389.68%
Bachelors Degree39816.19%
Graduate Degree1475.98%
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Columbus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5951,492492
Hispanic53732328
Black32424225
Other Race261145
Native American10
Asian22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.85%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,038$43,381$35,962
Less Than 9th Grade$14,657$$14,496
High School Graduate$41,618$41,667$
Some College$40,348$45,938$36,935
Bachelors Degree$49,107$47,723$52,813
Graduate Degree$203,963$204,282$

$41,038

Average Earnings

$43,381

Average Male

$35,962

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

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Columbus Language

82.03% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 17.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.21% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,76419310.94%
Black49314729.82%

10.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.94%

Male Poverty Rate

15.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Black, with 29.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 10.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.94%.

Columbus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.72%
Some College8.13%
High School6.15%
Bachelors or Greater1.69%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed7.36%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.23%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,549$76,664
Families$64,189$99,854
Married Families$66,196-
Non Families$29,741$44,529
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Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

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Columbus Marital Status

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142

Number of Veterans

142

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam101
Korea28
World War II
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Columbus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+62
65 to 7458
55 to 6422
35 to 54
18 to 34

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1175.74%
Hispanic192.06%
Other Race194.04%
Black61.72%

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

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53.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

0%

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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78.99%

Born in Columbus

93.67%

Native Born

6.33%

Foreign Born

5.00%

Non Citizen

1.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.67% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 78.99% having been born in Texas. 5.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,708310.84%
20203,677310.85%
20193,646310.86%
20183,615-1-0.03%
20173,616210.58%
20163,595120.33%
20153,583290.82%
20143,554-34-0.95%
20133,588-33-0.91%
20123,621-28-0.77%
20113,64930.08%
20103,646-270-0.71%
20003,9165491.52%
19903,367-556-1.52%
19803,9235811.62%
19703,342-314-0.89%
19603,6567782.42%
19502,8780.00%

Columbus Population by Year