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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A
Columbus is a town in Montana with a population of 2,320. Columbus is in Stillwater County. Living in Columbus offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Columbus and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbus are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    244.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    48.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,612.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    488.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Columbus

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,331
National
$55,322

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