Columbus, Texas Population 2024

3,734

Columbus is a city located in Colorado County Texas. Columbus has a 2024 population of 3,734. It is also the county seat of Colorado County. Columbus is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 1.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,694 in 2020.

The average household income in Columbus is $102,144 with a poverty rate of 11.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbus is 47 years, 36.9 years for males, and 60.4 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 69.26%
  • Black or African American: 16.14%
  • Other race: 8.25%
  • Two or more races: 4.91%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,254.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.08% (40)
The current population of Columbus, Texas is 3,734 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,694.

Columbus, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,55369.26%
Black or African American59516.14%
Other race3048.25%
Two or more races1814.91%
Asian360.98%
Native American170.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2024

Columbus Median Age

47

Total

36.9

Male

60.4

Female

Columbus Adults

There are 3,038 adults, (1,084 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

88.6

Age Dependency Ratio

55.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female1,75047.48%
Male1,93652.52%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4432.3774.225.8
Married7053.0478.921.1
Non Family6691.476733
Male423.61000
Female275.4892.67.4

3.1

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2047.83%
9th to 12th Grade1756.72%
High School Graduate1,02639.4%
Some College37014.21%
Associates Degree1194.57%
Bachelors Degree41615.98%
Graduate Degree29411.29%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Columbus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,7281,637503
Hispanic439210102
Black37932075
Other Race1957213
2+ Races173144102
Asian171717
Native American17170

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,926$36,977$30,167
Less Than 9th Grade$42,446$0$0
High School Graduate$16,563$0$2,499
Some College$31,250$37,083$27,383
Bachelors Degree$54,875$0$62,917
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$35,926

Average Earnings

$36,977

Average Male

$30,167

Average Female

Columbus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbus Language

78.51% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 21.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.5% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,09236017.21%
Hispanic717354.88%

11.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.58%

Male Poverty Rate

11.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is White, with 17.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Hispanic, with 4.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.85%.

Columbus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.94%
Bachelors or Greater8.43%
High School6.85%
Some College2.05%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.25%
Female Employed3.23%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,250$102,144
Families$71,652$139,988
Married Families$88,068$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,542$55,503

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

196

Number of Veterans

196

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam123
First Gulf War41
Korea30
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Columbus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7477
75+76
35 to 5443
18 to 340
55 to 640

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1276.08%
Other Race6927.82%
Hispanic5610.14%

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.7%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Columbus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.33%

Born in Columbus

91.81%

Native Born

8.19%

Foreign Born

4.61%

Non Citizen

3.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.81% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 73.33% having been born in Texas. 4.61% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,784100.26%
20283,774100.27%
20273,764100.27%
20263,754100.27%
20253,744100.27%
20243,734100.27%
20233,724100.27%
20223,714210.57%
20213,693-1-0.03%
20203,694130.35%
20193,681471.29%
20183,63430.08%
20173,631210.58%
20163,610140.39%
20153,596300.84%
20143,566-33-0.92%
20133,599-34-0.94%
20123,633-25-0.68%
20113,65800%
20103,658-258-6.59%
20003,91654916.31%
19903,367-556-14.17%
19803,92358117.38%
19703,342-314-8.59%
19603,65677827.03%
19502,87800%
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Columbus Population by Year