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The City of Columbus City had a population of 394 as of July 1, 2017. Columbus City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus City is located at latitude 41.2593 and longitude -91.3747 in Louisa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Louisa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Columbus City (GNIS ID: 2393611) 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.

The City of Columbus City is located within Township of Columbus City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Louisa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbus City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Columbus City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 394
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 199
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 386
Population in Familes 315
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,650
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $54,792
Average Household Income $63,010
Per Capita Income $23,865


Total Housing Units 155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $118,243
Average Home Value $132,301


Total Households 148
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% -0.1%
Households 0.19% -0.14%
Families 0.28% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Columbus City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 528 48th
Population Density # 63 94th
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 468 54th
Per Capita Income # 836 17th

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