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Columbus, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Columbus had a population of 131 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Columbus, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 131
Daytime Population: Workers 157
Daytime Population: Residents 64
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 221
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 131
Population in Familes 110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 412
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $40,450
Average Household Income $51,163
Per Capita Income $20,799


Total Housing Units 67 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $69,643
Average Home Value $87,245


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -3.53% -1.9%
Households -3.35% -1.82%
Families -1.37% -1.63%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2017 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 # 511 6th
Population Density # 416 23rd
Diversity Index # 79 85th
Median Household Income # 283 48th
Per Capita Income # 318 41st

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