Columbus, NE

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Living in Columbus

Columbus is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 24,028 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the 11th largest community in Nebraska.

When you are in Columbus, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.11% of Columbus’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Columbus is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (9.46%), sales jobs (9.31%), and management occupations (8.50%).

One of the benefits of Columbus is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.63 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Columbus are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.55% of adults in Columbus having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2018 was $30,283, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,132 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 23.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include German, Polish, Czech, Irish, and English.

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

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