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Columbus is a township in Saint Clair County, in the Detroit metro area.
The township was named for Christopher Columbus.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Columbus. For links to other places called Columbus, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Columbus is 42.855N. The longitude is -82.676W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,615.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Clair 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 48063 ZIP code.
26% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $21,767, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $509. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,212.
Saint Clair 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 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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