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Columbus is a village in Luna County, in the Deming metro area.

The community was named for Columbus, OH.

The latitude of Columbus is 31.827N. The longitude is -107.639W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,068 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,818.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$13,773
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbus demographic reports
Columbus is in the high desert, on the Mexico border.
Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa and his band raided the community in 1916.
Filming location for:
· 1990 movie, "Sonny Boy"
Local festivals include:
  • Mexican Independence Day Fiesta - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Pancho Villa State Park
Historic sites and museums: Columbus Historical Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luna County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88029 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbus ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbus was $6,721, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

8% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $227.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $438.


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Libraries in Columbus include Columbus Village Library ... View libraries

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Luna County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbus political report.

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The average commute time for Columbus workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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