Columbus, Texas

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Columbus is a city in Colorado County, Texas, United States, 74 miles (119 km) west of Houston along Interstate 10, on the Colorado River. In 1890, 2,199 people lived in Columbus, Texas; in 1900, there were 1,824 residents. The population was 3,916 as of the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Colorado County[3]. The town's motto is "City of Live Oaks and Live Folks."



Columbus is located at 29°42′21″N 96°32′46″W / 29.70583°N 96.54611°W / 29.70583; -96.54611 (29.705822, -96.546223)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (7.3 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,916 people, 1,497 households, and 946 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,387.5 people per square mile (536.2/km²). There were 1,750 housing units at an average density of 620.1/sq mi (239.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.55% White, 19.94% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 10.52% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.62% of the population.

There were 1,497 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.04.

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