Columbus (town), Wisconsin

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Columbus, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°20′19″N 89°3′33″W / 43.33861°N 89.05917°W / 43.33861; -89.05917Coordinates: 43°20′19″N 89°3′33″W / 43.33861°N 89.05917°W / 43.33861; -89.05917
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total31.9 sq mi (82.6 km2)
 • Land31.9 sq mi (82.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation902 ft (275 m)
 • Total711
 • Density22.3/sq mi (8.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-16475[2]
GNIS feature ID1583006[1]

Columbus is a town in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 711 at the 2000 census. The city of Columbus lies mostly with the town boundaries.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.9 square miles (82.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 711 people, 236 households, and 193 families residing in the town. The population density was 22.3 people per square mile (8.6/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 7.6 per square mile (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.45% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 236 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,682, and the median income for a family was $57,386. Males had a median income of $36,042 versus $24,531 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,660. About 3.0% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.