Columbus, NE

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2020 Population
23,291
0.414% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
2.74% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.27%
8.97% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,919
3.64% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$155,400
6.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Columbus, NE had a population of 23.3k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $57,919. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Columbus, NE grew from 23,195 to 23,291, a 0.414% increase and its median household income declined from $60,110 to $57,919, a −3.64% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbus, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.9%), White (Hispanic) (15.1%), Other (Hispanic) (5.31%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.77%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%).

None of the households in Columbus, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.7% of the residents in Columbus, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Columbus, NE was $155,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Columbus, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbus, NE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Columbus, NE is home to a population of 23.3k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.5% of Columbus, NE residents were born outside of the country (2.9k people).

In 2020, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.2k people) in Columbus, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.52k White (Hispanic) and 1.24k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.7%
2020 Citizenship
92.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.7% of Columbus, NE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Columbus, NE was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbus, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.2k ± 344
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.52k ± 529
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 507
23.2%
Hispanic Population
5.4k people

In 2020, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.2k people) in Columbus, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.52k White (Hispanic) and 1.24k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.2% of the people in Columbus, NE are hispanic (5.4k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

12.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.9k people
12.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.94k people

As of 2020, 12.5% of Columbus, NE residents (2.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbus, NE was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    350 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    140 ± 71
  3. Korea
    132 ± 70

Columbus, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Columbus, NE employs 12.1k people. The largest industries in Columbus, NE are Manufacturing (3,442 people), Retail Trade (1,742 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,093 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,353), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,050).

Occupations

12.1k
2020 Value
± 782
−0.748%
1 Year decline
± 8.81%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbus, NE declined at a rate of −0.748%, from 12.2k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbus, NE, are Production Occupations (2,363 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,142 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,123 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbus, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.1k
2020 Value
± 782
−0.748%
1 Year decline
± 8.81%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbus, NE declined at a rate of −0.748%, from 12.2k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbus, NE, are Manufacturing (3,442 people), Retail Trade (1,742 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,093 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbus, NE, though some of these residents may live in Columbus, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,104
Median earning men ± $3,560
$30,944
Median earning women ± $1,647

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,898), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,450), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,000), Public Administration ($43,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,021).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $25.7B
  2. $15.7B
  3. $13B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $25.7B, followed by Live animals/fish ($15.7B) and Cereal grains ($13B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$153B
2020 Value in Nebraska
$285B
Projected 2050 Value in Nebraska
86.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $153B. This is expected to increase 86.9% to $285B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.7B
  2. $8.57B
  3. $7.11B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $11.7B, followed by Kansas with $8.57B and Texas and $7.11B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Deb Fischer
Senator from Nebraska1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Sasse
Senator from Nebraska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nebraska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.835% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (379k), Some college (365k), and Bachelors Degree (295k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Columbus, NE was $155,400 in 2020, which is 0.676 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $145,500 to $155,400, a 6.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbus, NE is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Columbus, NE have an average commute time of 11.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbus, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Columbus, NE is $57,919. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Columbus, NE was Census Tract 9655 with a value of $66,921, followed by Census Tract 9654 and Census Tract 9657, with respective values of $66,239 and $62,371.

Property

$155,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,154
$6,352
Median Property Taxes
±$539

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Columbus, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Columbus, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2020
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.6% of the housing units in Columbus, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9655
  2. Census Tract 9654
  3. Census Tract 9657

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbus, NE was Census Tract 9655 with a value of $66,921, followed by Census Tract 9654 and Census Tract 9657, with respective values of $66,239 and $62,371.

The following map shows all of the places in Columbus, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,919
Median Household Income
± $4,391
9.54k
Number of Households
± 725

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.54k households in Columbus, NE declined from $57,919 from the previous year's value of $60,110.

The following chart displays the households in Columbus, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Columbus, NE is from Nebraska.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2020, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.534% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nebraska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (13.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.71%)

In 2020, 78.6% of workers in Columbus, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.8%) and those who worked at home (3.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

11.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbus, NE have a shorter commute time (11.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.568% of the workforce in Columbus, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Columbus, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbus, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbus, NE (1.9k out of 23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbus, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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89.3% of the population of Columbus, NE has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.769% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Nebraska was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Platte County, NE see 1283 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.16% decrease from the previous year (1382 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2231 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 492 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nebraska, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,283 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Platte County, NE

Primary care physicians in Platte County, NE see an average of 1,283 patients per year. This represents a 7.16% decrease from the previous year (1,382 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Platte County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nebraska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
55%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.769%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbus, NE grew by 9.91% from 9.73% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Columbus, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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