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The City of Columbus had a population of 149 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 48.9049 and longitude -102.7813 in Burke County. 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. Burke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,932 feet.

The City of Columbus (GNIS ID: 1035976) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Columbus, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 149
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 86
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 123
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 149
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 553
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $105,830
Per Capita Income $49,079


Total Housing Units 119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (39.5%)
Median Home Value $88,636
Average Home Value $115,909


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.58% 2.55%
Households 1.42% 2.38%
Families 0.0% 2.18%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2017 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 # 209 48th
Population Density # 147 64th
Diversity Index # 152 62nd
Median Household Income # 46 87th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th

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