Columbus, NE
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Columbus is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 22,851 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the tenth largest community in Nebraska.

Columbus is a blue-collar town, with 35.69% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Columbus is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (12.16%), sales jobs (9.09%), and teaching (8.10%).

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 13.82 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Columbus does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Columbus overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Columbus, 21.08% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $25,091, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,364 for a family of four. However, Columbus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Columbus is a very 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. Columbus also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include Irish, Polish, Czech, and English.

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

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