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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Columbus is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 5,022. 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 Columbus...
Population
5,022

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Columbus Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Columbus

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,976
National
$55,322
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Columbus Reviews

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Columbus is an area where people can live without having to worry about a lot of dramatic stuff on the streets. Its nothing like Milwaukee, and its a small town so everyone knows everyone. There isn't much for retail and stores, so you have to drive somewhere for retail stores, but over all it is a quaint little town with friendly people.
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It's a great town for growing families, and it has a very tight knit community. The only down side is the lack of activities and events in the area. However, towns nearby can offer you those amenities.
Some things that I like about Columbus is the fact that it is very safe and a nice small community to live in. The town is very safe and always has been. Some things that I would personally change is the mentality of the town. It seems as though no change has been made in the years I have lived here