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 22,851 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the tenth largest community in Nebraska.

When you are in Columbus, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.45% 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, 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.

For most residents of Columbus, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 81.96% of people in Columbus drive alone to work on most days, making Columbus a very car-oriented city. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Columbus’s landscape.

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.

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, 22.12% 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.

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