Columbus, WI Population

Population: 4,479. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,101 (+13.9% change)
Males: 2,134 (47.6%), Females: 2,345 (52.4%)

Columbia County

Zip code: 53925

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $42,667
Median house value: $113,000

Races in Columbus:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (53.9%), Irish (14.1%), Norwegian (11.3%), English (6.1%), Polish (4.8%), United States (4.1%).

Elevation: 871 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Columbus

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbus city

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +378 (+9.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1515 PARK AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Columbus:

  • BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC (about 16 miles; BEAVER DAM, WI)
  • WATERTOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; WATERTOWN, WI)
  • MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 28 miles; MADISON, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbus:

  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 26 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: MSN)
  • ROCK CO (about 50 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • WITTMAN REGIONAL (about 56 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Abbreviation: OSH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbus:

  • GILBERT FIELD (about 18 miles; RIO, WI; Abbreviation: 94C)
  • BLACKHAWK AIRFIELD (about 20 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: 87Y)
  • DODGE COUNTY (about 23 miles; JUNEAU, WI; Abbreviation: UNU)
Amtrak station:
COLUMBUS (359 LUDINGTON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbus:

  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 33 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 34 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 41 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; FOND DU LAC, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,037)
  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 56 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,465)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH (about 60 miles; OSHKOSH, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,057)

Schools

Public high school in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS HI (Students: 453; Location: 1164 FARNHAM ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Columbus:

  • WISCONSIN ACADEMY (Students: 149; Location: N2355 DUBORG; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS MID (Students: 435; Location: 400 S DICKASON BLVD; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • COLUMBUS EL (Students: 297; Location: 200 FULLER ST; Grades: PK – 03)
Private primary/middle schools in Columbus:

  • ST JEROME ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 1550 FARNHAM ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 822 WESTERN AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • PETERSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: W1004 HALL RD; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Columbus:

  • COLUMBUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $277,690; Location: 223 W. JAMES ST.; 32,338 books; 1,125 audio materials; 1,177 video materials; 103 serial subscriptions)