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Columbus
  • Town in Wisconsin

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Columbus is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 5,058. Columbus is in Columbia County. Living in Columbus offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Columbus there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Columbus and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Columbus are above average.

About

About Columbus...
Population
5,058

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$810
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    117.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    78.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    117.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    864.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Columbus

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,606
National
$62,843

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