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Columbus, Montana - Basic Facts

The Town of Columbus had a population of 2,098 as of July 1, 2016. Columbus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 45.6357 and longitude -109.2483 in Stillwater County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Stillwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,586 feet.

The Town of Columbus (GNIS ID: 2413233) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Columbus is located within Columbus Division of Stillwater County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbus: Countrymans, Eagle's Nest, Sheep Dip, Stillwater.

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Columbus, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,098
Population in Households 2,053
Population in Familes 1,691
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,562
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 855
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $169,271
Average Home Value $169,155


Median Household Income $47,974
Average Household Income $65,026
Per Capita Income $26,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.66% 1.28%
Households 1.75% 1.39%
Families 1.57% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbus, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 87th
Population Density1 # 41 89th
Diversity Index2 # 112 70th
Median Household Income # 131 64th
Per Capita Income # 162 56th

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