According to the most recent Columbus Wisconsin demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Columbus shows it has a Population 2021 of 5,465 which is the largest of all places in the greater Columbus region. Figure 3 uses the Columbus population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Columbus Wisconsin shows an increase of 474 (9%).
The total Columbus Wisconsin greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Columbus shows it has a Population Change of 9.5% which is the second most of all the places in the local area.
Looking at the Columbus population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Columbus Wisconsin depicts it has 1,199 people per square mile which is the third most of all other places in the greater region. The next higher as measured by population density is Reeseville only about 4.7% larger with population density of 1,256. The city with the highest population density in the area is Marshall which depicts a people per square mile of 1,800 (50.1% larger). Figure 6 provides Columbus demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Columbus depicts it has a Median Age of 38.2 which is in the mid range of other places in the greater region. The city with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Lowell which depicts an age of 49.5 (29.6% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Columbus population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Columbus Wisconsin has the largest proportion of people less than 20 years of age at 17.1% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the smallest proportion of people between 40 and 49 years old at 10.5% of the total.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Columbus population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Columbus Wisconsin has the percentage of Native population the second smallest in terms of people who are white of all the other places in the greater region at 1.1% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Columbus Wisconsin Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Columbus depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 1.2% which is the second smallest when ranked by people who are Hispanic or Latino of all the other places in the local area.
Columbus Wisconsin Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Columbus has the smallest proportion of total percent married at 24% of the total. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Columbus households. Columbus depicts it has a Family Size of 3.0 which is in the mid point range of other places in the greater region. The city with the highest average family size in the area is Fall River which depicts an average family size of 3.4 (14.7% larger).
Looking at Columbus households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Columbus shows it has a Married-couple family of 79% which is the second most husband and wife family percent of all the places in the greater Columbus region. The city with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Lowell which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 84% (only about 5.4% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Columbus shows it has a Birth Rate of 7.6% which is the second most percent of women who have given birth of all the places in the greater Columbus region. The city with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Marshall which shows a birth rate of 8.9% (17.6% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 76% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 24% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Marshall with 51%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Columbus households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Columbus shows it has a Total Single People of 44% which is the second smallest as measured by percent of people who are single for any reason of all the other places in the greater region. The city with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Doylestown which shows a percent single of 54% (24.2% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Columbus is about 14.6% smaller. Also, in comparison with the state of Wisconsin, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, Columbus is about 12.2% smaller.
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 at 39% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 46% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Reeseville (65%), and #1 Fall River (72%) are larger. Third, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 15% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Waterloo (68%), and #1 Marshall (92%) are larger.
Columbus Wisconsin Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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