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Columbus is a city in Platte County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Columbus, OH.
[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 41.429N. The longitude is -97.368W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,447 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,880.
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.
40% 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 $18,345, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.
Libraries in Columbus include Columbus Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Columbus include Columbus Telegram
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 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Columbus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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