Columbus, Wisconsin Population 2024

5,432

Columbus is a city located in Columbia County, Dane County, and Dodge County Wisconsin. Columbus has a 2024 population of 5,432. Columbus is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -1.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,536 in 2020.

The average household income in Columbus is $85,616 with a poverty rate of 8.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Columbus is 38.3 years, 39.4 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Columbus Demographics

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

  • White: 92.72%
  • Asian: 3.34%
  • Black or African American: 1.82%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,196.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.88% (-104)
The current population of Columbus, Wisconsin is 5,432 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,536.

Columbus, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,08292.72%
Asian1833.34%
Black or African American1001.82%
Two or more races1001.82%
Other race160.29%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbus Population by Race

Columbus Population Pyramid 2024

Columbus Median Age

38.3

Total

39.4

Male

36.3

Female

Columbus Adults

There are 4,259 adults, (904 of whom are seniors) in Columbus.

Columbus Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbus Sex Ratio

Female2,95153.84%
Male2,53046.16%

Columbus Population by Age

Columbus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4672.196238
Married1,0352.9788.611.4
Non Family1,0141.0939.160.9
Female2963.1455.444.6
Male1222.4843.456.6

2.84

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

62.0%

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 Grade581.49%
9th to 12th Grade1253.21%
High School Graduate1,11428.59%
Some College1,06427.3%
Associates Degree3749.6%
Bachelors Degree96624.79%
Graduate Degree1965.03%

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
White3,6193,4761,104
Asian12610816
Hispanic67450
Black606032
2+ Races252510
Other Race16160

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 53.33%.

Columbus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$52,639$59,288$39,441
Less Than 9th Grade$51,420$52,443$0
High School Graduate$35,982$43,542$32,839
Some College$61,085$68,510$52,014
Bachelors Degree$51,862$62,833$46,014
Graduate Degree$83,802$0$57,917

$52,639

Average Earnings

$59,288

Average Male

$39,441

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

93.6% of Columbus residents speak only English, while 6.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.

Columbus Language

Columbus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,9743406.84%
Black986667.35%
Hispanic783848.72%
Other1616100%
Asian18363.28%

8.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.64%

Male Poverty Rate

9.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbus is Asian, with 3.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.6%.

Columbus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.31%
High School11.05%
Some College5.77%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%

Columbus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed47.27%
Female Employed6.29%
Male Employed2.81%
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$65,727$85,616
Families$94,282$106,907
Married Families$116,076$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,714$49,006

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

378

Number of Veterans

330

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam95
Second Gulf War55
First Gulf War50
Korea32
World War II2

Columbus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64152
65 to 7494
75+69
35 to 5463
18 to 340

Columbus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3669.12%
2+ Races1040%
Black23.33%

Columbus Veterans by Race

Columbus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.4%

Labor Force Participation

72.9%

Employment Rate

2.1%

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

75.81%

Born in Columbus

96.08%

Native Born

3.92%

Foreign Born

1.5%

Non Citizen

2.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.08% of Columbus residents were born in the United States, with 75.81% having been born in Wisconsin. 1.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Columbus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,302-26-0.49%
20285,328-26-0.49%
20275,354-26-0.48%
20265,380-26-0.48%
20255,406-26-0.48%
20245,432-26-0.48%
20235,458-26-0.47%
20225,484-22-0.4%
20215,506-30-0.54%
20205,5364168.13%
20195,120500.99%
20185,070310.62%
20175,039170.34%
20165,022320.64%
20154,990-11-0.22%
20145,001-6-0.12%
20135,00730.06%
20125,004-30-0.6%
20115,034360.72%
20104,99851911.59%
20004,4793869.43%
19904,093441.09%
19804,0492606.86%
19703,7893229.29%
19603,4672176.68%
19503,25049017.75%
19402,7602469.79%
19302,514-9-0.36%
19102,52300%
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Columbus Population by Year