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Columbus, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Burke County at latitude 48.9049 and longitude -102.7813. Burke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,932 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Columbus, but most people and references simply refer to it as Columbus, North Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Columbus indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Columbus, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 152
Population in Households 152
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 564
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $134,274


Median Household Income $61,332
Average Household Income $78,709
Per Capita Income $37,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.19% 3.32%
Households 3.42% 3.48%
Families 1.05% 3.26%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Columbus, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 205 49th
Population Density1 # 145 64th
Diversity Index2 # 221 45th
Median Household Income # 104 74th
Per Capita Income # 57 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.