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Columbus is a town in Polk County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Dr. Columbus Mills, state legislator.
The latitude of Columbus is 35.253N. The longitude is -82.197W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,102 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 994.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk 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 28722 ZIP code.
8% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbus was $15,587, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.
Libraries in Columbus include Polk County Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbus political report.
The average commute time for Columbus workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Columbus include Days Inn.
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