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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Columbus is a suburb of St. Paul with a population of 4,037. Columbus is in Anoka County. Living in Columbus offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Columbus there are a lot of parks. Residents of Columbus tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbus are above average.
About Columbus...
Population
4,037

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Columbus Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    24%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Columbus

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,951
National
$55,322
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Columbus Reviews

1 review
I like my neighborhood. We don't really bother each other, the houses aren't super close, decent roadways. I just don't like the traffic our roads seem to get with construction, but overall enjoyable experience.
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