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Columbus is a township in Platte County, in the Columbus metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Columbus. For links to other places called Columbus, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Columbus is 41.438N. The longitude is -97.344W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,440 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,125.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Columbus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Platte 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 68601 ZIP code.
35% of Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Columbus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Columbus was $20,444, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $900.
Platte County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Columbus political report.
The average commute time for Columbus workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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