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Columbus is a city in Bartholomew County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Columbus. For links to other places called Columbus, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Columbus is 39.201N. The longitude is -85.921W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,058.


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Median household income
Local
$41,723
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbus demographic reports
Columbus is on the White River.
Former and merged names include:
· Tiptonia
Malaria was frequent in the early days of the settlement, because of its low, swampy site.

The city was an important railroad stop during the Civil War.

Columbus is known for its architecture, much of it funded through grants by the local Cummins Foundation. Noteworthy buildings include a library designed by I. M. Pei; a fire station by Robert Venturi; and a hospital by Robert A. M. Stern.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 74. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Scottish Festival - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Ethnic Expo - Oct. 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Columbus Indiana Philharmonic
Nearby parks & recreation: Mill Race Park, Brown County State Park
Colleges and universities: Ivy Tech Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67
Quotes:
In Columbus, nobody wants to build an eyesore; surrounded by world-class architecture, it would stand out, as the Prince of Wales once said in another context, 'like a monstrous carbuncle.'
-- The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2003

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bartholomew 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 47203 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% 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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Recommendations: Zaharako's ice cream parlor

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbus was $22,055, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

28% 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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History

Historic districts in Columbus include Columbus Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $488.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.


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

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Newspapers in Columbus include Republic

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Bartholomew 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 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 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 .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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~ The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2003

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