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Population (year 2000): 39,059. Estimated population in July 2005: 39,380 (+0.8% change)
Males: 18,795 (48.1%), Females: 20,264 (51.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $41,723 (year 2000)
Median house value: $111,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Columbus:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Black (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • Japanese (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (21.9%), United States (15.8%), English (11.4%), Irish (10.4%), French (2.3%), Italian (2.1%).Indiana

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 25.9 square miles

Columbus,

For population 25 years and over in Columbus

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

5.5% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.9% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,718 (+13.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Bloomington, (42.6 miles pop. 69,291).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IN Indianapolis, (43.1 miles pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (218.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN (5.5 miles Clifford, IN (6.3 miles Taylorsville, IN (8.7 miles Elizabethtown, IN Edinburgh, (10.3 miles IN Jonesville, (10.7 miles IN Hope, (11.6 miles IN (15.0 miles Hartsville, Lakes, IN (16.6 miles Princes

Latitude: 39.21 N, Longitude: 85.91 W

Area code: 812


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (35.4%), Educational,health and social services (17.8%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +18,313 (+46.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,556 (83.3%)


 

Crime in Columbus by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 1 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 5.1 2.6 5.1 0.0
Rapes 6 15 6 10 9
    per 100,000 15.4 38.4 15.4 25.6 23.0
Robberies 13 7 13 8 12
    per 100,000 33.3 17.9 33.3 20.5 30.7
Assaults 53 58 58 54 66
    per 100,000 135.7 148.5 148.5 138.3 169.0
Burglaries 283 213 204 174 206
    per 100,000 724.5 545.3 522.3 445.5 527.4
Thefts 2,034 2,138 1,891 1,733 2,104
    per 100,000 5207.5 5473.8 4841.4 4436.9 5386.7
Auto thefts 102 66 78 74 88
    per 100,000 261.1 169.0 199.7 189.5 225.3
323.2 326.2 294.6 273.0 322.6

Average climate in Columbus, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Columbus,

Columbus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Columbus city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category 4 tornado 15.0 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Brandon Hartwell - College basketball player (Lipscomb Bisons).

Main business address for: IRWIN FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), HOME FEDERAL BANCORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), CUMMINS INC (ENGINES & TURBINES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Columbus:
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE COLUMBUS (2223 POSHARD DR)
  • COLUMBUS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (2400 EAST 17TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbus:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; SEYMOUR, IN)
  • JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; FRANKLIN, IN)
  • MAJOR HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbus:
  • COLUMBUS MUNI (about 4 miles; COLUMBUS, IN; ID: BAK)
  • MOUNT COMFORT (about 43 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; ID: MQJ)
  • INDIANAPOLIS INTL (about 44 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; ID: IND)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbus:
  • FRANKLIN FLYING FIELD (about 17 miles; FRANKLIN, IN; ID: 3FK)
  • FREEMAN MUNI (about 21 miles; SEYMOUR, IN; ID: SER)
  • NORTH VERNON (about 25 miles; NORTH VERNON, IN; ID: OVO)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5 $14,705 $35,292 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 73 $273,150 $44,901 10 $4,036
Police - Other 9 $13,930 $18,573 0 $0
Firefighters 102 $365,120 $42,955 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 23 $56,404 $29,428 6 $11,194
Sewerage 39 $113,087 $34,796 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 57 $113,631 $23,922 56 $30,748
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $9,941 $39,764 0 $0
Streets and Highways 28 $76,786 $32,908 6 $8,785
Transit 15 $41,304 $33,043 7 $8,334
Other and Unallocable 4 $12,859 $38,577 1 $1,603
Water Supply 36 $100,281 $33,427 0 $0
Airports 5 $12,609 $30,261 4 $2,156
Other Government Administration 24 $57,478 $28,739 2 $2,781
Fire - Other 3 $6,972 $27,888 0 $0
Health 5 $12,449 $29,877 0 $0
Totals for Government 431 $1,280,706 $35,657 92 $69,637
Colleges/Universities in Columbus:
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-COLUMBUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,727; Location: 4475 CENTRAL AVE; Public; Website: www.ivy.tec.in.us/columbus/)
  • INDIANA BUSINESS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 182; Location: 2222 POSHARD DR; Private, for-profit; Website: indianabusinesscollege.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:
  • UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (about 36 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,784)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-CENTRAL INDIANA (about 42 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 3,397)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON (about 42 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN; FT enrollment: 33,835)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-INDIANAPOLIS (about 43 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 19,818)
  • BUTLER UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; FT enrollment: 3,721)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTHEAST (about 63 miles; NEW ALBANY, IN; FT enrollment: 4,355)
  • ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; ANDERSON, IN; FT enrollment: 2,116)
Public high schools in Columbus:
  • COLUMBUS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,785; Location: 1400 25TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COLUMBUS EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,372; Location: 230 S MARR RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Columbus:
  • MIDWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 45; Location: 2850 N ST RD 9; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BETHEL HOLINESS CHRST SCH (Students: 37; Location: 6060 NORTH U S 31; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Columbus:
  • NORTHSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 910; Location: 1400 27TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 815; Location: 725 7TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 1320 W 200 S; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LILLIAN SCHMITT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 702; Location: 2675 CALIFORNIA; Grades: PK - 06)
  • W D RICHARDS ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 632; Location: 3311 FAIRLAWN DR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CLIFTY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 576; Location: 4625 E 50 N; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 564; Location: 1400 PARKSIDE DR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • L SMITH SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 4505 WAYCROSS DR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MOUNT HEALTHY ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 383; Location: 12150 S SR 58; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FODREA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 2775 ILLINOIS ST; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Columbus:
  • ST PETERS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 719 FIFTH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST BARTHOLOMEW SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 1306 27TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 3170 INDIANA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 9)
  • ABC LEARNING CENTER INC (Students: 234; Location: 6691 W STATE ROUTE 46; Grades: PK - 6)
  • WHITE CREEK LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 16270 S 300 WEST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COLUMBUS SDA CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 2809 NORTH TALLEY RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Columbus:
  • BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PL (Operating income: $2,281,890; Location: 536 FIFTH ST; 184,499 books; 14,519 audio materials; 5,977 video materials; 452 serial subscriptions)
 

Columbus compared to Indiana state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Columbus:
  • WCSI (1010 AM; 0 kW; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZB (1390 AM; 1 kW; SEYMOUR, IN)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTLC (1310 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSLM (1220 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, IN; Owner: DON H. MARTIN)
  • WNTS (1590 AM; 5 kW; BEECH GROVE, IN; Owner: S + M BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXLW (950 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WNDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Strongest FM radio stations in Columbus:
  • WKKG (101.5 FM; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WINN (104.9 FM; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJLR (91.5 FM; SEYMOUR, IN; Owner: MIDWEST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTTS (92.3 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WQKC (93.7 FM; SEYMOUR, IN; Owner: S.C.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWWY (106.1 FM; NORTH VERNON, IN; Owner: WHITE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYGB (102.9 FM; EDINBURGH, IN; Owner: EDINBURGH RADIO)
  • WENS (97.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNOU (93.1 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZPL (99.5 FM; GREENFIELD, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRZQ-FM (107.3 FM; GREENSBURG, IN; Owner: WTRE, INC.)
  • WFMS (95.5 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: WFMS LICO, INC)
  • WYXB (105.7 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAUZ (89.1 FM; GREENSBURG, IN; Owner: GOOD SHEPHERD RADIO INC)
  • WIJY (95.9 FM; FRANKLIN, IN; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W264AL (100.7 FM; COLUMBUS, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WVNI (95.1 FM; NASHVILLE, IN; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJCP (92.7 FM; AUSTIN, IN; Owner: PIERATT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Columbus:
  • WTTV (Channel 4; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIPX (Channel 63; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: PAXSON INDIANAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLJ (Channel 42; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)

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