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Columbus is a city in Cherokee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Columbus, OH

The latitude of Columbus is 37.169N. The longitude is -94.843W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 912 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,286.


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Median household income
Local
$27,530
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbus demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Columbus Day Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Cherokee County Fair - July 17-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mined Land Wildlife Area
Historic sites and museums: Columbus Museum
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 Cherokee 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 66725 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $14,937, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% 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 $241.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $610.


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

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Politics

Cherokee 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Columbus include Maple Common.

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