Columbus Information

Columbus Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Columbus, NE

General Columbus Information

State: Nebraska

County: Platte County

Close cities: Clarks, NE, Tarnov, NE, Richland, NE, Schuyler, NE, Platte Center, NE, Bellwood, NE, Rising City, NE, Columbus, NE, Monroe, NE, Duncan, NE

Columbus Population (census data)
Total 21,399 (+0.4% since 2000)
Male 10,372 (48.5%)
Female 11,027 (51.5%)

Population Density: 2,385 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 77.2 (US Avg is 100)

Columbus Elevation: 1,449 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1865

Land Area: 8.97 square miles

Median Household Income: $44,421

Zip Codes: 68601, and 68602.

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Columbus Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (91.6%)
  • Hispanic (6.7%)
  • Other race (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (46.5%)
  • Polish (12.4%)
  • Irish (11.1%)
  • Czech (7.4%)
  • English (7.2%)
  • Swedish (4.3%)
Foriegn Born: 835 people (3.9%)
  • Latin America (85.3%)
  • Asia (14.7%)

Local Columbus Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Kansas City Royals
NFL Football: Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs
NBA Basketball: Denver Nuggets
NHL Hockey: Colorado Avalanche
NCAA Sports: University of Nebraska, Creighton University

Columbus School Information

High Schools
Columbus High School (2200 26th Street P. O. Box 947, Columbus, NE, 68602 - Columbus Public Schools District)
Lakeview High School (3744 83rd Street, Columbus, NE, 68601 - Lakeview Community Schools District)
Middle Schools
Columbus Middle School (2410 16th Street P. O. Box 947, Columbus, NE, 68602 - Columbus Public Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Centennial Elementary School (500 Centennial Street, Columbus, NE, 68602 - Columbus Public Schools District)
Emerson Elementary School (2410 20th Street P. O. Box 947, Columbus, NE, 68602 - Columbus Public Schools District)
Lost Creek Elementary School (3772 33rd Avenue P. O. Box 947, Columbus, NE, 68602 - Columbus Public Schools District)
North Park Elementary (2200 31st Street P. O. Box 947, Columbus, NE, 68602 - Columbus Public Schools District)
Shell Creek Elementary School (16786 280th Street, Columbus, NE, 68601 - Lakeview Community Schools District)
Sunrise Elementary School (860 E 29th Street, Columbus, NE, 68601 - Lakeview Community Schools District)
West Park Elementary (4100 Adamy Street P. O. Box 947, Columbus, NE, 68602 - Columbus Public Schools District)

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