Columbus, IN
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Columbus is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 46,690 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the 21st largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Columbus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Columbus is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in management occupations (12.25%), office and administrative support (10.70%), and architecture and engineering (9.75%).

Also of interest is that Columbus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Columbus spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.03 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Columbus citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.90% of adults in Columbus have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $30,349, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,396 for a family of four. However, Columbus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Columbus is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Columbus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Columbus residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include English, Irish, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.