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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-
Columbus is a town in Nebraska with a population of 22,834. Columbus is in Platte County. Living in Columbus offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Columbus there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Columbus and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbus are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    44
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    227
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,807
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    144
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Columbus

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,822
National
$55,322
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Columbus Reviews

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my overall experience in Columbus has been great for both me and my family! Everyone is super friendly, and almost everyone in town is connected somehow. As for jobs, there are so many, especially for high school students. I definitely recommend this town for someone looking for a family friendly place to live!
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Columbus is a very nice family town, very family oriented and always plenty to do! Between the many churches, parks, and fun gatherings there is always a smiling face to greet you.
First off, the community is the best part because everyone is so positive and kind to each other. In Columbus, there is really not much crime it makes me feel safe that nothing will happen when I go anywhere. However, one thing that Columbus should change is have different restaurants to eat at because we got too many pizza places.