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Columbus, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus had a population of 136 as of July 1, 2016. Columbus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 36.7598 and longitude -89.1019 in Hickman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hickman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 456 feet.

The City of Columbus (GNIS ID: 2404110) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Columbus is located within Columbus Division of Hickman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Columbus, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 136
Population in Households 136
Population in Familes 114
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 427
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $71,429
Average Home Value $90,500


Median Household Income $41,213
Average Household Income $50,471
Per Capita Income $20,445
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -3.51% -1.21%
Households -3.35% -1.39%
Families -1.18% -1.59%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 509 6th
Population Density1 # 412 24th
Diversity Index2 # 90 84th
Median Household Income # 252 54th
Per Capita Income # 303 44th

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