Columbus, NJ
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Columbus is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,574 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the 232nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Columbus are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (19.29%), management occupations (13.18%), and teaching (9.59%).

Also of interest is that Columbus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Columbus is worth considering.

One downside of living in Columbus is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Columbus, the average commute to work is 33.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Columbus, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Columbus is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Columbus is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.94% of adults in Columbus have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $43,393, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,572 for a family of four.

Columbus is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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