Columbus is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 3,146 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the 89th largest community in Kansas. Columbus has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in food service (10.38%), office and administrative support (8.48%), and personal care services (8.48%).
Of important note, Columbus is also a city of artists. Columbus has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Columbus’s character.
Columbus is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Columbus rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.72% of adults 25 and older in Columbus have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $19,191, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,764 for a family of four.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Columbus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.