Columbus, TX
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Columbus is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,629 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Columbus is the 437th largest community in Texas.

Columbus real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Columbus house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Columbus who work in office and administrative support (11.34%), healthcare (9.62%), and sales jobs (8.17%).

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

The education level of Columbus citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.27% of adults 25 and older in Columbus have a college degree.

The per capita income in Columbus in 2010 was $21,456, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,824 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 Black or African-American. Columbus also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Columbus include Irish, English, Czech, and Slavic.

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

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