Columbus, North Dakota

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Columbus, North Dakota
City
Location of Columbus, North Dakota
Location of Columbus, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°54′N 102°47′W / 48.900°N 102.783°W / 48.900; -102.783Coordinates: 48°54′N 102°47′W / 48.900°N 102.783°W / 48.900; -102.783
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Burke
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,932 ft (589 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 133
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 157
 • Density 492.6/sq mi (190.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58727
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-15460
GNIS feature ID 1028426[4]

Columbus is a city in Burke County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 133 at the 2010 census.[5] Columbus was founded in 1906. Both this town and nearby Larson were named for an early postmaster who served the area (Columbus Larson), making it possibly the only town so named that was not named for Christopher Columbus.[6]

Geography[edit]

Columbus is located at 48º54'N 102º47'W (48.9045, -102.7815).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 225
1920 332 47.6%
1930 516 55.4%
1940 506 −1.9%
1950 525 3.8%
1960 672 28.0%
1970 465 −30.8%
1980 325 −30.1%
1990 223 −31.4%
2000 151 −32.3%
2010 133 −11.9%
Est. 2013 157 18.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 133 people, 65 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 492.6 inhabitants per square mile (190.2/km2). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 481.5 per square mile (185.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.5% African American, 2.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 65 households of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.45.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.6% were from 45 to 64; and 25.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 151 people, 83 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 548.5 people per square mile (208.2/km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 515.8 per square mile (195.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.68% White, 0.66% African American and 0.66% Asian.

There were 83 households out of which 12.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% were non-families. 44.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the city the population was spread out with 10.6% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 35.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,679, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,643. There were 6.3% of families and 12.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 21.9% of those over 64.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Columbus has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[9]

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