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Columbus is a city in Platte County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Columbus, OH.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Columbus. For links to other places called Columbus, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Columbus is 41.429N. The longitude is -97.368W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,447 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,880.


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Median household income
Local
$38,874
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbus demographic reports
Columbus is at the junction of the Platte and Loupe rivers.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Columbus Days - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Platte County Fair - July 11-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Babcock, Lake North
Historic sites and museums: Platte County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Central Community College - Columbus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Platte 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 68601 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

40% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $18,345, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Columbus festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.


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

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Newspapers in Columbus include Columbus Telegram

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Columbus workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Columbus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Columbus include Columbus Super 8 Motel, Days Inn-Columbus, Holiday Inn Express, New World Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites.

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