Columbus, North Dakota

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Columbus is a city in Burke County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 151 at the 2000 census. Columbus was founded in 1906. Both this town and nearby Larson were named for an early postmaster that served the area (Columbus Larson).


Columbus is located at 48º54'N 102º47'W (48.9045, -102.7815).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 151 people, 83 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 548.5 people per square mile (208.2/km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 515.8/sq mi (195.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.68% White, 0.66% African American and 0.66% Asian.

There were 83 households out of which 12.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% were non-families. 44.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the city the population was spread out with 10.6% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 35.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,679, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,643. There were 6.3% of families and 12.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 21.9% of those over 64.


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