Columbus, Nebraska

Population 22,339

Columbus is located in Platte County, NE. The population is 22,339, making Columbus the largest city in Platte County and the 10th largest city in the state of Nebraska.

There are 11 public schools in Columbus with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Columbus is very low , and there are 1 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Columbus is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Columbus property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Columbus include Columbus Township, Lakeview and Alexis Township.

Columbus Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 12.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.2%

Crime Rate

33.95% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 141
  • Violent Crimes: 120
  • Robbery: 13
  • Burglary: 162
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

96.69% Lower than national avg.
  • 1 offender in Columbus
  • 0.45 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

335 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 20
  • Superfunds: 10
  • Tanks & Spills: 305


Low 2.0%
  • Nebraska unemployment average: 2.2%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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11 Public Schools view public schools

There are 11 K-12 public schools in Columbus, NE and 9 private schools. Homefacts rates Columbus's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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60 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Columbus, NE issued 60 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 60 permits, 48 were issued for single family homes and 12 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Columbus, NE issued 54 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 54 permits, 48 were issued for single family homes and 6 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $536
  • 1 Bedroom: $634
  • 2 Bedrooms: $807
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,090
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,094

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Environmental Hazards

335 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (214/214)
    Columbus, NE has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.58 Average
    Columbus, NE is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 20.92°
  • February 25.38°
  • March 39.27°
  • April 48.97°
  • May 63°
  • June 70.89°
  • July 76.18°
  • August 73.16°
  • September 63.28°
  • October 50.95°
  • November 38.9°
  • December 26.25°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Columbus, NE

Columbus, NE has a low risk of earthquakes.
Columbus, NE has no risk of hurricanes.
Columbus, NE has a high risk of hail storms.
Columbus, NE has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Columbus, NE: $53,857


Unemployment in Columbus is 2.0%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 2.2% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 51.66%
White Collar - 48.34%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts
  • Sen. Deb Fischer
  • Sen. Ben Sasse

City Representatives

  • Jeff Fortenberry

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

27 FCC Towers view all

1 Fire Station view all

1 Hospital view all

2 Libraries view all

2 Police Stations view all

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