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"City of Live Oaks"

Columbus is a city in Colorado County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Columbus is 29.706N. The longitude is -96.539W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,905.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,175
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Columbus demographic reports
Columbus is on the Colorado River
Former and merged names include:
· Beeson's Ford
· Beeson's Ferry
· Montezuma
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Colorado County Fair - Sept. 13-16. 2007
Dates often change. Check Columbus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Stafford Opera House, United Daughters of Confederacy Museum, Keith-Traylor House Museum, Senftenberg-Brandon House Museum, Alley Log Cabin Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Colorado County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78934 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbus ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbus was $15,822, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Columbus include Colorado County Courthouse Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $260.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $764.


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Libraries

Libraries in Columbus include Nesbitt Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Colorado County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbus political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Columbus workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Columbus include Country Hearth Inn, Holiday Inn.

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