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New Columbus is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The latitude of New Columbus is 41.172N. The longitude is -76.289W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 991 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 215.


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$38,594
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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25% of New Columbus residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Columbus ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Columbus was $15,981, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of New Columbus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Columbus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.


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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Columbus political report.

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The average commute time for New Columbus workers is 43 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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