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 38.45% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Columbus is a city of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (10.70%), sales jobs (8.78%), and teaching (7.52%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.25 minutes getting to work every day.
Residents of Columbus by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 81.96% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented city. While Columbus may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.
As is often the case in a small city, Columbus doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Columbus citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.12% of adults in Columbus have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $25,815, 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 $103,260 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 21.80% 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 Polish.